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Old 26 June 2004, 11:05   #1
Country: Sweden
Town: Stockholm
Boat name: Sea Dachshound
Make: for a RIB
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 90 4-stroke
MMSI: 265585460
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 88

I had not heard about this service...and I don't think it has been discussed here..apologies if I have missed it..
not available in Europe yet AFAIK...but looks interesting..

Garmins new plotters are using it:

all the best
Janne A.

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Old 26 June 2004, 18:10   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Mayfair, London
Make: RibEye/Ferretti 881
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha 25/Twin MTU
Join Date: Oct 2002
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I know about XM Radio through my work. Basically, XM has 2 large geostationary satellites (with a 3rd to be launched shortly). They are positioned for transmission to the United States and main application is for radio (music/news) to vehicles direct from the satellites. It is much better quality than FM. They can offer services to boaters as you have seen through one of their many channels.

Unfortunately due to the location of the satellites, there is no coverage for Europe, so broadcasts from the XM Satellites are not avaialble here.
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