Members' Online Book: Weather Reception and Analysis, Chapter 10 of 18

Tips For Receiving GRIBs

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We now use an Iridium GO! with unlimited data for all weather product downloads including weatherfax, so most of what we do, and recommend, has changed from this post. We have written about our new system in detail starting with this chapter.

That said, the system we detail in this chapter will still be of use to those who decide to stick with an Iridium handset without unlimited data, or an SSB radio with PACTOR modem.

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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.