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  1. sadug

    VOR Drone Shots

    That would be my take...they dated it yesterday.
  2. sadug

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    I've given most of mine away over the years, usually to out of town friends we take sailing. Helped an old sailing buddy move a few weeks ago and he pulled this baby out - seems they do have life beyond the pink stage - not much of a life, but a life nonetheless... As a side note, I was in Barbados a couple of years ago and was somewhat fascinated by the variety of old salty red/pink hats that folks were sporting from sailing events all over the place. Had to ask a handful where they were from as some of the events I had never heard of.
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    WOW - That had 'almost' everything.......
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    Yacht Season Series

    ok, that was funny!
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    USS Midway 1, Sea Esta 0

    I saw this happen a few years ago. We were having drinks on the deck at The Fish Market (right next to the Midway). This big Hunter motored by and there were at least 20 people on deck partying up, drunk off their asses, blasting music and such. They went in to along side the Midway and the top of the rig caught on the safety nets near the bow. The boat came to an unflattering halt, as did the fun it seems. The skipper slammed the thing in reverse but the boat wouldn't budge. People on deck were looking down, people on shore were looking up, black smoke started pumping out and you could hear the engine groaning over the sound of the music. Finally, the boat reversed - leaving all of the mast head instruments stuck in the netting. The dude high tailed it out of there and headed down towards the Coronado Bridge - last we saw of him but he did give us all quite a show.
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Good points Valis. Thanks to all who contributed. We will be playing with the set up this weekend on a delivery and then next weekend for N2E. Hopefully will have positive results to post after.....
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Thanks Valis - words of wisdom to be sure. Will report back what we are finding. Just got everything today so we'll be playing with it all over the next couple of weeks. We'll have the backup receiver just in case as well...
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Settled on this stuff: 1. This will be primary as it hooks directly into the laptop which should be great for downloading weather maps and such..... SDRplay USB radio tuner, model RSP1A (stands for Radio Spectrum Processor). The software is free and at SDRplay.com. Basically, the SSB stations will display on our laptop and we will be able to get weather and race data. The frequency range is 1kHz all the way up to 2 GHz! (model 150-3954). It connects directly to laptop via USB. Out the other side of the unit is the coax antenna cable. This goes to a Balun (basically a splitter). One side will ground to a thru-hull. The other will be antenna wire that will will hoist up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_PL--ZQ7hE https://www.youtube.com/c/SDRplayRSP 2. This will be a backup receiver.... SSB portable radio: C.Crane CC Skywave SSB with shortwave band 1711-29999 kHz. Apparently fiberglass is invisible to these waves, so the retractable antenna can be run inside the boat allegedly.
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    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Yeah even if we have a back up sat phone, we are still required to have the ssb receiver. A radio oriented friend suggested stripping the wire at the end of the external antenna and use alligator clips to attach to back stay.
  11. sadug

    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Thanks Slim.
  12. sadug

    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Cool will check this afternoon - thanks.
  13. sadug

    SSB Receiver for Pac Cup

    Looking for a new SSB Receiver for Pac Cup. We have a Sat Phone so only need the SSB to receive race and weather channels. We have been using a TECSUN PL-660 but it seems to have major issues at times in the receiving department. Any recommendations on portable Receivers? Many thanks.