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HF shortwave radio email systems offer a low cost alternative to mobile and satellite phone systems and offers near global coverage.
HF Email
To use HF (SSB) Email you require an MF/HF (SSB) transceiver such as the ICOM M710 or ICOM M801E or M802 or IC-718 or IC-7200, a pactor modem, a computer running Mircosoft Window and an account with a service provider like SailMail and free software called AirMail3.

Most SailMail stations are now using pactor 4, which is twice as fast as pactor 3.
SailCom Marine recommended that anyone considering purchasing a pactor modem for use with SailMail gives due consideration to the P4dragon DR-7400

All pactor modems supplied from SailCom Marine include a CD which includes software for email and receiving weatherfax, RTTY and Navtex weather data broadcasts, plus free 20 page HF email user guide.

Read Rod Heikell web pages on using SSB radio.

Click here for H.F. email system overview


P4dragon DR-7400 PACTOR 4 radio modem - New Model

Highly recommended for email via SailMail or Winlink
and receiving weatherfax, RTTY & Navtex weather broadcasts
SCS P4dragon DR-7400 Pactor 4 HF radio modem for both SailMail marine and WinLink email services.
The economic way to get the PACTOR 4.
  1. Multimode-Controller for all PACTOR modes (1 to 4) plus weather-FAX /RTTY/NAVTEX decoder
  2. USB interface between modem and PC.
  3. Remote tuning control for most transceivers.
  4. GPS/NMEA interface for position reporting
  5. Dimensions: 125 W x 43 H x 138 D mm, 1.69 H x 4.92 W x 5.43 D inches.
  6. 10 to 25 Volts, typically 300 mA (max 400 mA at 10 Volts)
Price
Inc. VAT
SCS P4dragon DR-7400 Pactor 4 modem with PACTOR 4 with leads for Icom M801 or M802 or M710
Supplied with connection instructions, SailCom Marine CD and telephone technical support.
£939.00
Above SCS P4dragon DR-7400 Pactor 4 modem with Bluetooth
Bluetooth PC required
£999.00
 

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WHY SSB EMAIL MIGHT BE FOR YOU! Get the answer from Rod Heikell's very informal site


P4dragon DR-7800 PACTOR 4 radio modem

Highly performance p4 modem for network stations and amateur radio use.
SCS P4dragon - PACTOR 4 HF radio modem
The P4dragon modem can be used for HF SSB email with SailMail or Winlink and for receiving weatherfax, RTTY and Navtex broadcasts .
The P4dragon supports all pactor modems from PACTOR-1 through to PACTOR-4.
P4dragon modems allow transmission data via SSB radio and provide an cost effect alternative to many satellite services.
Price
Inc. VAT
SCS P4Dragon DR-7800 Pactor 4 HF radio modem designed for professional user.

Highlights of PACTOR-4:
  1. USB interface between modem and PC.
  2. Remote tuning control for most transceivers.
  3. GPS/NMEA interface for position reporting
  4. 5500 bps net uncompressed
  5. PACTOR-4 is at least twice as fast as PACTOR-3
  6. Backwards compatible with all PACTOR modes
  7. Dimensions width 172 x height 43 x depth 205 mm, weight: 750 g.
  8. Voltage 10 to 20 volts operation at 500 mA max

Supplied with audio lead with RF suppressors both ends and remote tuning lead for your specified Icom marine SSB transceiver (M801, M802 or M710). Supplied with connection instructions, SailCom Marine CD and telephone technical support.
£1199.00
Above DRAGON DR-7800 Modem with Bluetooth
Bluetooth PC required
£1250.00

WHY SSB EMAIL MIGHT BE FOR YOU! Get the answer from Rod Heikell's very informal site

Click here for H.F. email system overview


PTC-IIIusb PACTOR 3 radio modem

Recommended for email via SailMail or WinLink and receiving weatherfax and RTTY
SCS PTC-IIIusb with Pactor 3 HF radio modem for both SailMail marine and WinLink email services.
  1. Multimode-Controller for PACTOR-III, PACTOR-II, PACTOR-I, WeatherFax, NAVTEX, RTTY, Packet-Radio and PSK31
  2. USB interface between modem and PC.
  3. Remote tuning control for most transceivers.
  4. GPS/NMEA interface for position reporting
  5. Dimensions: 125 W x 43 H x 138 D mm, 1.69 H x 4.92 W x 5.43 D inches.
  6. Voltage 10 to 20 volts operation at 300 mA max
Price
Inc. VAT
SCS PTC-IIIusb Pactor 3 modem with PACTOR III with leads for Icom M801 or M802 or M710
Supplied with connection instructions, SailCom Marine CD and telephone technical support.
£699.00
Above SCS PTC-IIIusb modem with Bluetooth
Bluetooth PC required
£779.00
Plerase note that the PTC-IIIusb replaces the PTC-IIusb, PTC-IIpro and PTC-IIex which are now obsolete.  

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WHY SSB EMAIL MIGHT BE FOR YOU! Get the answer from Rod Heikell's very informal site


BlueTooth modem

Bluetooth modules for SCS pactor modems

Why have a Bluetooth modem!
The data stream signal of a USB interface is located in the middle of the shortwave bands. Therefore, the USB data signal cannot be separated from the shortwave signal being transmitted or received by simply filtering.

Mutual interference is possible, especially where the antenna is located close to the modem/PC setup (ship borne installations). Mutual interference in this case means that the transmitted HF-signal can disturb the USB data stream between PC and modem, as well the USB data stream can disturb the radio reception of shortwaves.

Bluetooth can help solve this problem, as Bluetooth and shortwave radio signals don’t interfere with one another. Additionally, eliminating the USB cable connection, the danger of ground loops and parasitic currents distorting the radios signal modulation are removed, which will lead to a better transmission quality.
Price
Inc. VAT
Bluetooth upgrade modul for PTC-IIusb, PTC-IIIusb and P4dragon pactor modems
Bluetooth PC required
£85.00

Icom Amateur Radio Factory Produces Leads for Pactor Modems Price
Inc. VAT
Lead 8110
Some Icom amateur radio transceivers (IC-703, IC-706, IC-7000 etc.) have a 13 pin DIN socket for the ACC output.
Icom lead 8110 DIN 13 to 8 pin DIN
£28.00
Lead 8170
Icom amateur radio transceivers have a CI-V socket for remote tuning for the transceiver.
Icom lead 8170 ICOM CI-V to 13 pin DIN
£26.00

Other factory made leads available on request


The above SCS modems are stock items and the most popular for use on board a yacht.
Please note at SailCom Marine we only stock pactor 3 and pactor 4 modems
Other SCS product available on request.


Tracker /DSP TNC

Small, efficient and reliable.
The Robust-Packet Terminal Node Controller for APRS.
Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) modem Price
Inc. VAT
SCS Tracker / DSC TNC
£229.00
The “Tracker/DSP TNC” has been designed by SCS for custom applications of transferring GPS positions and other small and reappearing sets of data from e.g. remote sensors by HF or VHF radio transmission using the SCS "Robust-Packet" modulation. Typical applications are weather stations and the tracking of vessels, cars, trucks, containers and airplanes. The unit receives the GPS data from any external NMEA device and reports it to the host station.
APRS-Tracking-Mode
Position tracking mode to be activated by DIP-switch. Transmission of fixed or via NMEA (GPS) given position in free programmable time intervals in APRS format. Here the Tracker operates in "sleep mode" and just draws 15 mA of current (@ 13.8 V). Shortly before the next scheduled transmission it wakes up, switches on the radio, checks the channel for occupancies (DCD) and transmits the APRS datagram as soon as the channel is free. Afterwards the radio is switched off again and the Tracker enters "sleep mode".SCS Data Tracker sheet
SailCom Tracker VI



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