Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to track us across the Pacific

We're still here in Barra de Navidad, Mexico but we'll be leaving by Saturday to make the long (~3000 mile) passage to the Marquesas Islands. While we are in route, we'll be checking in via the radio with the Pacific Seafarer's net ( In theory, they will be entering our location and check-in information into their fancy system so that you will be able to see our latest position by going here: You should be able to get a different view of our check-ins here: As you may or may not have guessed from those two links, my ham radio call sign is KF7NXT.

The important thing to remember with this stuff though is that there are about a million reasons why we might not be able to check in but are still completely safe. For instance, our radio could break and we could end up unable to check in. So, what I'm saying is that there is no reason for alarm if our position reports do not show up.


Dad said...

Jared and Christine - we are all so excited for you and this great part of your journey. I imagine that you have some sort of timetable and route or course in mind. I would love to have your "float plan" in case there is an emergency - like your not having contact with anyone or thing in say "over 30 days". That way we might have a rough idea of , hate to say it but, where to look!! - love you immensely! - pops

jack & jane said...

Jared and Christine,

We wish you well on your adventure and look forward to your updates.
Jack & Jane