Monday, April 26, 2010

Pacific Crossing - Day 18 - Sat Phone

[April 26]

Lat/Long: 08°57.15'S / 128°52.84'W
24hr distances: 140nm
Distance to go: 602 nm

Same same around here. Still great wind. Big swell - close together. Pretty uncomfortable.

As we alluded to earlier, we've switched email providers for our iridium satellite phone, and we're really happy with our new company. Because we are connecting via the sat phone, we require a service that will compress all our emails and files to enable an efficient data transfer. With the old company, Ocens, our daily email upload download took about 7-10 minutes to transfer about 30-40 kb of data. Painful. This included our incoming emails, our outgoing emails and our weather file downloads. Now, with our new UUPlus service, we are able to gather the same date in 1-2 minutes. We're thrilled with the cost savings.

[labels: communication, passage making]


Ron said...

Loving you from here.

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