Sailmail stations update (2020-06-23)
If you received this via Sailmail and clicked "yes" in the
query-box (recommended), then this message will update
Airmail's station and server settings for Sailmail.
If you need another copy of this, or an update at any time,
send a (blank) email to: email@example.com
(via radio, internet/satphone, Mail client-- doesn't matter).
We have two new dedicated Satellite/Internet gateway servers,
online since mid-May and included in Airmail downloads since
May 22. For any Airmail 3.5 version this message will update
the gateway addresses (as well as radio station frequencies).
Airmail ver 3.4 requires manual update, see below.
The new gateways are designated Server1 and Server2, and the
backup is Backup1. The previous gateways (attached to our old
servers being retired) will be offline from June 30 and are
removed from this list.
For Airmail version 3.4, update to Airmail ver 3.5 if you can.
To manually update ver 3.4, open the Internet/Telnet window
(lightning-bolt button) and use the "Delete" button to delete
each current setting, then click the "New" button to enter
the settings for each of the following gateways:
Remote-callsign Remote-host Port
SMSG1 188.8.131.52 50
SMSG2 184.108.40.206 50
WQAB964 220.127.116.11 50
No entry is needed for timeout, local callsign or password.
(For ver 3.3, enter your Sailmail password).
Also: Open Airmail's Options window (Tools menu), Settings tab,
and verify that your Sailmail password is correctly entered in
the "System Password" box.
In other news we've had to take the Watsonville Calif. station
offline, it will be relocated and upgraded once the travel
restrictions ease. San Diego and Friday Harbor span the same
Remember that Sailmail is a certified for the Irdium GO!
For details send a (blank) email to: iridiumGO@saildocs.com
For access via Iridium sat phones, iridiumPPP@saildocs.com
For Iridium GO airtime, take a look at Predict Wind-- same
rates as others but fewer restrictions and no setup charge.
This is offered separately from PW's weather subscriptions,
you can do either/both. Of course Saildocs has the best weather!
If your radio connections are slow when receiving, then you likely
have a problem with electrical interference--
For more info send a (blank) email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarly, for slow transmit, send an email to: email@example.com
Also remember that all Sailmail radio channels accommodate one user
at a time, and are shared with your fellow members. Those folks are
your friends, so LISTEN carefully to the frequency before connecting
to the station. Just like voice, if the channel is busy then you
need to wait for a clear channel, or try another.
Info about grib weather-data files is available from Saildocs,
send a (blank) email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
And for spot-forecasts, email@example.com
Any of these bulletins can also be viewed on the web, for example:
And finally, for any problems or questions please send us a note at
firstname.lastname@example.org ("Sailmail tech support" in your address book).
Good Sailing, and be safe!
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>WQAB964=DM12jr:San Diego;P3,Ro;So. California
>KZN508=EM94lx:Rock Hill SC;P3,Ro;South Carolina
>VZX=QF67ju:Darawank NSW;P3,Ro;New South Wales, Australia
>WHV382=CN88lm:Friday Harbor WA;P3,Ro;Washington State
>XJN714=FN74uj:Lunenburg NS;P3,Ro;Nova Scotia, Canada
>CEV773=FF30pf:Chile;P3,Ro;Los Lagos, Chile
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