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New Webcast Service for Caribbean Weather

By Sue Richards last modified Oct 20, 2010 11:20 AM

Published: 2010-10-20 11:20:31
Topics: Weather
Countries: Anguilla , Antigua & Barbuda , Aruba , Bahamas , Barbados , Bermuda , Bonaire , British Virgin Islands , Cayman Islands , Curacao , Dominica , Dominican Republic , Grenada , Guadeloupe , Haiti , Jamaica , Martinique , Panama , Puerto Rico , Saba , Sint Maarten , St Barts , St Kitts & Nevis , St Lucia , St Martin , St Vincent & the Grenadines , Trinidad & Tobago , Turks & Caicos , US Virgin Islands

Chris Parker, of the Caribbean Weather Centre, has initiated a new Webcast service of morning SSB Voice Nets, on a test basis. This is a great aid for cruisers with Internet capability and means that cruisers can sit in marinas and enjoy Chris´ advice without having to put up with radio interference.

Initially Webcast participation is NOT limited to SSB Net Subscribers, but beginning in Jan 2011 it is likely there will be a charge for Webcast access UNLESS you're an SSB Net Subscriber.

Currently the number of simultaneous participants is limited to 50 due to current demand. However, should there be the demand, this number will be increased to 100 simultaneous participants and so on.

Webcasts will run during each SSB Net from 6:30am-9:45am daily, except Sundays. To join the Webcast, simply go to the following address in ANY Web browser (InternetExplorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.) on ANY operating system (Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, etc), at ANY time from 6:30am-9:45am: https://my.dimdim.com/caribwx/

Enter your email address, then whatever screen name you want during this Webcast. You then automatically enter the Webcast.

Webcasts cost Chris both money and time, and therefore cruisers who benefit from this service are encouraged to subscribe to the SSB Nets, to support the service.

For further details contact Chris Parker
Weather Forecasting & Vessel Routing
Chief Forecaster, Caribbean Weather Center Ltd, www.caribwx.com

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