Call Sign: MHPJ2
+47 450 18 4230
MHPJ2@sailmail.com (short messages, no attachments)
NOTE: Emails while we are at sea should be SHORT and with NO attachments, and sent to
This is because we will access them by low cost HF radio (very slow) or by very expensive satellite comms (still slow!).
Longer emails can be send to our normal emails.
Aldarion’s Iridium global satellite phone service will activate on the 19/05/2014 and the telephone number is/:
Tel: 00 881632512461
SMS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Short messages up to 160 characters including the senders email address can be sent from http://www.satphone.co.uk/message/
Please note that if you make a call to the satellite number from a UK BT landline, the call rate may exceed £4 per minute. Satphone UK offer a lower cost alternative that does not require registration or any additional bills and costs £1.50 per minute from a UK BT landline. Please see http://www.satphonedial.com for details on how to use this service.
The satphone will NOT be ON the whole time, and I propose to switch it on normally for incoming calls between 0700 and 0800 Oslo summer time (GMT/UT + 2) in the morning and 1900 and 2000 Oslo summer time (GMT/UT +2) in the evening.
The most efficient and cheapest method to communicate while we are close to shore or in post will be via text messages to our Mobiles (mine is +47 450 18 420). The coverage is very good in Scandinavia and, I am told, through Russia. Failing which we might be able to use the SSB radio for link calls via the marine radio stations. Failing all that, short SMS to the satphone as explained above.
Outgoing calls from the Satphone are only really intended for emergencies when at sea, as they are very expensive, and need to be kept short! The Captain will be ruthless on this point. While at sea we can also receive short emails sent via our sailmail account, which is MHPJ2@sailmail.com either by SSB radio or failing that via the Satphone.
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Ole and I finally got the SSB long range radio working well today, and how satisfying that was! Being able to send and receive short emails from the remoter parts of our voyage round Russia and Norway this summer is a great thing. The mails go via the sailmail radio station in Belgium in this case, and are relayed to their site in the US, from where they are assed on to recipients. Meanwhile mail sent to our sailmail address (MHPJ2@sailmail.com) are relayed back to our radio, radio modem and computer using the same route in reverse. No it is not modern technology, but its free and environmentally friendly! John