TAG: Communications

Inmarsat Isatphone Pro, hand’s on & thumb’s up
Maybe I'm missing something, but the Isatphone Pro seems every bit like the game changer Inmarsat claimed it would be.  I've made calls from the boat and backyard, sent myself text messages and emails, and replied to them, but have ...
Wilson cell booster testing, on Sun Dancer
Panbo reader Pat Harmon is cruising Alaska aboard M/V Sun Dancer and he kindly agreed to write about some gear, seen above, that's helping him stay in touch: I recently installed a cell phone booster on my 43' North Pacific trawler, ...
Inmarsat, Iridium, & Globalstar…the horse race
Competitive heat is really building in the portable global sat phone/messenger sector, and once it gets sorted, it's got to be good news for those of ...
DSC VHF channel changing SAFETY ALERT, depressing!
Sorry, but I'm going to start off this week with depressing news:  The U.S. Coast Guard -- which I've always thought of as a major proponent ...
ORCAdsc MOB alarm, the real deal?
I believe you're looking at the first DSC-based MOB alarm available in the U.S.  It's BriarTek's ORCAdsc, and it sells for $275 per alarm (a reasonable ...
Navicom RT-650 MOB, doing it all, somewhere else
An interesting new product I didn't see at the Miami Boat Show is this NaviCom RT650 MOB.  The company site is mostly in French, but ...
Iridium OpenPort vs KVH FB150 testing #3, VOJ in the Pacific
Talk about a blue marble!  Visions of Johanna is now half way from the Galapagos to Easter Island, and very far from home. But ...

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