>A ship today can maintain satellite communications with a handheld
>transceiver--it is called Iridium.
I understand the drawback is $3/ minute. But that's probably cheaper than a
CW is fun for those of us that like it. As for outdated technology, think of
fishing. If I want to do it commercially and efficiently, I use a net - or
even dynamite. Not hanging around in the rain with a rod and line.
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