HF weather broadcasts, & DMS, revisited

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. carol budro says:

    yes must be me. i am interested in the ”Tender tracker” that was listed here. supplier and hardware contributers fail to get back with info. Economy is down everyone is hiring ‘sales people’ seeking ‘magic’. Yet no one is pro-active. Inovative or even awake. All marine suppliers should be adding and ‘pushing’ ‘Toys’ the Mega wealthy will see and desire. explain how they work , what is needed ”and how much fun they would be to use” all i see from suppliers is boring. Add some ‘Sparkle’ maybe they only buy a thru hull but they tell thier Wealthy contacts what wonders they know. Tender Tracker could be added to a cute little product( http://www.stcroixboat.org ) making it even more fun.

  2. Jack Rabbit scooped you Ben! He reports that Furuno says “On February 7th 2008, after a lengthy public comment period and detailed impact assessment study, the USCG has decided to continue transmitting High-Frequency Radio Broadcasts of NWS Marine Weather Forecasts indefinitely.” GOOD NEWS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME AND TROUBLE TO COMMENT!

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Hey Terry,
    Actually I did mention the news a while back…but probably should have made more of it. It seemed like silly small $$$ relative to other Federal expenditures, but it certainly was good that so many boaters spoke up.
    Check the entry for more good news about eLoran (and confirmation that the USCG can be crafty!):

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