Did your FAX
chart ever look like this?
You are alone sailing on the Southem oceans with 60 foot howling seas
and icebergs as your closest companions. You wouldn't be doing this
if you weren't serious about it. Nearly everybody who knows or loves
you is a 12,000 mile sail away. There are no local utility station
broadcasts, and when you do get them, they may be 'analysis' of where
things were, not where they are. Still, you need every edge you can
get, so you do what top BOC racers have done for years - you include
WeatherTrac in your arsenal of competitive tools.
wind patterns, highs, lows. If you can see them, you can do more than
react; you can plan. WeatherTrac can be one of the tools you need
to help you see over the horizon and plan ahead.
With a small omnidirectional
VHF antenna, some coaxial cable, and the WeatherTrac computer based
software and hardware, you can have direct access to weather satellite
imagery like that shown above anywhere in the world, Earth located,
with overlays, meridians, and pixel query capability to give you great
circle bearing and distance to any point. You can mount this equipment
in a rack, or interface to a small laptop computer running Windows
95/98/NT via the parallel port.
Oh yes. You can
also connect your SSB audio output, because WeatherTrac does FAX and