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Ted Lavino
Username: tlavino

Post Number: 186
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Folks, the volunteers that run SailMail, a non-profit service that provides email services over Marine Service HF bands has a yearly seminar program that introduces folks to getting started in long distance communications via HF radio and specifically email services using both Amateur (ham) and Marine service HF bands. Shea and Jim are oustanding resources, and every year the seminars are a huge success. If you are thinking of communications over longer distances than VHF's line of sight, I would strongly suggest attending. First 3 hour seminar is getting started with HF Radio in general, and the next day there is a full day on using HF bands for communications, and all the services that (including email) are available to you.

Announcing upcoming seminars in San Diego, California on Oct. 11th and 12th, 2011.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm (check in at 5:00 pm)
Location: Downwind Marine, 2819 Canon Street, San Diego
Cost: $25/person or $30/couple, check or cash at the door
Reservations: or (619) 225-5690 "Using your marine SSB radio"
Gordon West and Shea Weston will talk about installation do's and don'ts, troubleshooting interference problems and many other tricks of the trade.
There will be live SSB equipment available for a hands-on experience.
We'll provide snacks and refreshments, you bring pencil/paper.
Here's a map to the Downwind Marine Store:
There is plenty of room for all, but please help us with our planning by sending in your reservation to:

Wednesday Oct 12, 2010
Time: 9am-4pm (check in at 8:30am)
Location: Pt. Loma Assembly Hall, 3035 Talbot St, San Diego.
Cost: $50/person or $75/couple, cash or check at the door.
"How to get the most out of SailMail"
An intensive all-day seminar on using SailMail including a quick review of the basics, troubleshooting connection problems, how and where to get weather information, how to connect to Sailmail via satphones and shoreside connections, how to manage email and archives while cruising, etc.
The presenters will be Jim & Sue Corenman and Shea Weston, experienced cruisers and circumnavigators. Jim, along with Stan Honey, founded Sailmail
10 years ago; Sue handles memberships, and Shea Weston is Sailmail's tech
support-- you will be learning from the experts.
We'll bring lunch, snacks and refreshments, you bring pencil/paper and your computer if you want-- we'll provide marginal wi-fi for a realistic marina experience. And if you are allergic to deli sandwiches then you might want to bring your own.
Here's a map to the Point Loma Assembly Hall:
There is plenty of room for all, but please help us with our planning by sending in your reservation to:

This page will be updated as plans develop, Check the web at: or send a (blank) email to:

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