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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.

2 Responses

  1. b393capt says:

    Certainly this isn’t recognizable as a wi-fi antenna to anyone. I wonder what reaction you would get if someone thought you were pointing that thing at their home or boat ? The tripod gives the appearance of precision, and the rest of it appears similiar to what bad guys use in the movies for easedropping (that the dish is missing might go unnoticed)

  2. Microship says:

    HI! I was pleasantly surprised to see this entry on one of the blogs I most enjoy… and a tip of the hat back atcha, Ben, for documenting the moving target of marine electronics so well!
    Regarding the comment by b393capt – yes, that’s a very good point, and in fact I have discovered it works just as well sitting on the salon table (since it’s just looking through foam core and lexan windows). It is not uncommon to find a public access point outside the pricey marina services. I’m toying now with modifying my old video turret to keep the antenna pointed in a fixed direction whilst swinging at anchor.

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