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The James Clark Ross remains outside the limits of the normal communications satellite.  I may,  from time to time,  be able to update this page with the Daily Position Report,  below.  There will be no menu or photographs until the ship is back inside the satellite footprint.  I also hope that the ship's track will continue to work. More information on this can be found HERE

I had hoped that by this evening the comms situation would have improved,  but that has not been the case.  The problem remains that the satellite is very low to the horizon and this means that any slight motion will cause the link to drop.  In addition due to the low elevation there is also a lot of noise on the signal and if this is too much it causes my equipment to close down.  Whilst there have been one or two bursts of data and a few emails have made it through,  there is still a lot of catching up to be done.

The scientists have had another busy day of CTD,  coring and trawling and as I write the ship is on passge to the North West (and I am hopeful a better signal for my satcom as it is the westerly component that should help it to rise above the horizon).

Previous updates from this trip  The archive only goes to 13th July.  Once back in range of comms I will update any days that have interesting data.

Mike Gloistein
gm0hcq @ gm0hcq.com

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