A Thank-you Note from Mid-Pacific

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Message ID: 1883_KD7JST
Date: 2014/07/11 23:43
From: KD7JST
To: VE7AXY; K7DAV; VE6GPS; KL7EDK; KB6YNO; KA7HRC; N7YRT; W7BO; K6IXA; KE7XO; W6IM; K4XV
Source: KD7JST
Subject: Thank You!

I wanted to drop each of you a sincere note of thanks and gratitude for volunteering the use of your amateur radio equipment on the Winlink system.

I am on a 45-foot sailboat nearly 1,000 miles offshore sailing in the Victoria-to-Maui race; one of 14 boats this year. It is our 7th day at sea. I am also the communications vessel for the fleet. We, and I'm sure a few other boats in our fleet with amateur licenses, have been connecting to your stations to access race vessel position info and vital wind and weather predictions. We have also had need to relay medical advice related to an injury on another boat and assist with another boat that had a catastrophic steering issue and is limping into San Francisco.

I cannot convey enough thanks for the comfort of hearing the Pactor modem connect to each of you with a clear strong signal. We connect and reassure our relative ashore that we are safe and are enjoying ourselves and I share a daily journal of our experiences with about 500 people.

If you wish to follow our daily journal, send an email to Dan Pearce at frigidkid@gmail.com.

Again, many thanks from everyone aboard.

73,

Paul Michael, KD7JST
Navigator
s/v Family Affair