New Electronics

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Fri 3 May 2019 16:13

Since Purple Mist has appointed Bobby as director of Electronics, the number of electronic devices we have on board has multiplied.
As a requirement of the AZAB race we have a sat phone, this works on 30year old technology and broadband speeds but should be able to send this message and small pictures to the blog. To avoid the devices chewing up too many megabytes doing things they don’t need to we have a Mailasail Redbox to filter out all unwanted material.

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This is Bobby with 2 handheld VHF, laptop and satphone. On the panel you can see our active radar reflector and controller for the fuel cell.

To power all these items and to avoid running the engine Ive installed a methanol powered fuel cell, which should kick out 6amps to keep us running.

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This weekend it’s RORC Cervantes to Le Havre where we shall try it all out