Ocean Navigator - November-December 2018

Simple satellite communications

Satcom that you can hold in the palm of your hand: That’s the essence of two simple satcom units that not only fulfill a communications function, but a safety role as well.

Internet bliss

While enjoying my usual evening libation in the cockpit, I often grab a cellphone or laptop to find out what is happening in the world, what messages may have come in that I can ignore, and whether or not thunderstorms are likely to wake us at the usual 2 a.m.

Wi-Fi on board

To get an idea of how Wi-Fi networking is being used by live-aboard voyagers today, we asked a selection of voyagers about their approach on board their boats.