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  Send and receive email (plus weatherfax data) using your existing or new HF radio system. See the full range of SCS HF modems on our webpage here.                     Ham and Marine radio accessory clearance now on - all products deeply discounted                 

Modems

 

Email via HF SSB radio and SCS Pactor modems

An SSB shortwave radio email system offers a low cost alternative to mobile and satellite phone systems and offers near global coverage.
The upfront purchase price for your radio based email system is modest and more importantly the ongoing costs (relative to satellite) is low. The Sailmail email network (the system most commonly used by mariners) currently costs a flat  US$250 per annum (no more to pay) whilst the ham based winmail system is free. Compare this to the ongoing cost of mobile /satellite based systems where there are high ongoing line-time or number of bits transfer charges.

To use SSB Email you require an Icom branded SSB radio system, an SCS pactor modem and a laptop running MS Windows XP, Vista or 7. We provide the cabling for a self install which takes approximately 15 minutes using our step by step Quick Install Guide for your specific Icom radio model.
Once installed,  the process of sending and receiving emails is basically the same as your home based email.
The purchasing choice for mariners is straight forward:
If you desire a more economically priced system,  ease of connectivity / operation, and moderate data transmission speeds (pactor 3) then the Pactor 3 PTC-III USB modem is the recommended choice.
If you are looking for the fastest data transmission speed then pactor 4 technology is the only way to go. The Pactor 4 DR-7400 USB modem is 1.5 to 3X  faster than pactor 3 and offers the same ease of connectivity and operation as the mid price SCS PTC-III USB modem described above.
Finally the Pactor 4 PR-7800 modem is ideal for data transmission enthusiasts who require the ability to connect multiple radios or network a chain of modems and is thus the unit of choice for establishing a land based email (data) processing radio station capability.

 



Modems
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This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately. Pactor 3 license upgrade

Pactor 3 license upgrade

When shipped from the factory. PTC- Modems will operate in the high-speed Pactor-III (P-III) mode for twenty trial con…
$225.00
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PACTOR-3 PTC-III USB MODEM MID SPEED FOR EMAIL VIA MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL NETWORKS (includes optional bluetooth module)

PACTOR-3 PTC-III USB MODEM MID SPEED FOR EMAIL VIA MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL NETWORKS (includes optional bluetooth module)

  Send and receive email via your HF SSB radio. Receive weather data via GRIB or fax files. Plot your vessel locat…
THIS IS A BRAND NEW ITEM AND IS CURRENTLY IN STOCK
$1599.00
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PACTOR-4 SCS DR-7400 PACTOR 4 MODEM (New Release) FASTEST SYSTEM FOR EMAIL VIA MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL NETWORKS (includes optional bluetooth module)

PACTOR-4 SCS DR-7400 PACTOR 4 MODEM (New Release) FASTEST SYSTEM FOR EMAIL VIA MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL NETWORKS (includes optional bluetooth module)

  Send and receive email via your HF SSB radio. Receive weather data via GRIB or fax files. Plot your vessel locat…
THIS IS A BRAND NEW ITEM AND IS CURRENTLY IN STOCK
$2099.00
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Pre-order 3-4 weeks until dispatch by us. PACTOR-4 SCS DRAGON DR-7800 PACTOR 4 MODEM (PREFERRED OPTION FOR LAND BASED EMAIL RECEIVING STATIONS REQUIRING NETWORKING CONNECTIVITY FOR A MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL SYSTEM)

PACTOR-4 SCS DRAGON DR-7800 PACTOR 4 MODEM (PREFERRED OPTION FOR LAND BASED EMAIL RECEIVING STATIONS REQUIRING NETWORKING CONNECTIVITY FOR A MARINE SAILMAIL AND HAM WINMAIL SYSTEM)

The Pactor PR-7800 "Dragon" is recommended for radio data enthusiasts wishing to establish their own land base…
BRAND NEW - MUST BE PRE-ORDERED, 3-4 WEEKS UNTIL DISPATCH BY US
$2599.00
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This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.
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Pre-order 7-14 days until dispatch by us.
Pre-order 3-4 weeks until dispatch by us.
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