Saturday, June 5, 2010

Position Reports at the end of some blog posts

Hi all, we've gotten some questions about this. Here's the answer: There are three ways to get an item posted to the blog. If it's a short item, like this one, we use SailMail to send it via short wave radio and the position report is automatically included. That's a feature of SailMail and SailMail only. If it's an item that includes video or photos, it's a much bigger file so we use the satellite phone email software UUPlus to send it, which does not append a position report. And third, if the item is posted by Ulli, our shoreside system administrator and tech guru, using normal Internet mail, the position report is not appended. Even if Ulli were using SailMail, which he could, from his home in Germany, his position report would not be of much value in determining where Cirrus is. Does that solve the mystery? Any other items of burning curiosity? Inquiring minds, etc. ~~Chris
At 6/5/2010 11:31 PM (utc) our position was 29°09.21'N 153°56.29'W

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