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About CruiseEmail

About CruiseEmail

CruiseEmail is taking our members into the 21st century with outstanding technology and excellent personal service. The CruiseEmail team brings you over 180 years of radio communication experience, in engineering and new designs.

CruiseEmail provides the solution for S.S.B. (single side band) radio communications for email service to boaters both private and commercial with worldwide coverage. An amateur radio license is NOT required although a FCC vessel license is required.

CruiseEmail has 15 operating stations in the U.S.A. with extended service throughout the entire East Coast, in additional stations in Toronto, Canada extending our coverage east to the Azores and south into the Caribbean. Coverage is provided throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Canal Zone, Baja, Sea of Cortez, and extended service to the South Pacific supported by our station in Australia.

The EU station located in Croatia provides coverage for the EU, north to the Baltic’s, the Mediterranean, extended to the Red Sea and down both sides of Africa.

High gain antennas provide strong signals for transmitting and receiving. Many frequencies are available to provide separate channels for email, voice, attachments and pictures.

Technical assistance is always available on 24/7. CruiseEmail can communicate via voice on the same data communication channel for technical assistance from ship to shore.

In addition to email we offer mail forwarding, free propagation bulletins, current weather condition, updates and offshore surface analysis, and offshore warning bulletins.

CruiseEmail also offers assistance for preparing your ship’s license requirements.

CruiseEmail user-friendly software can easily be downloaded, from our web site www.CruiseEmail.com.

CruiseEmail will be announcing new services soon!.
- Ship to shore telephone
- Vessel remote monitoring system
- GPS position option (your position is appended to your emails or displayed on a map.

CruiseEmail is presently setting up stations, in Uruguay, to cover the Brazil/Argentina sailing area.

We offer Technical engineering support from complete electrical system design for SSB radio, grounding and antenna design and installations.

You can reach us via phone 304-653-4611 or email sysop@cruiseemail.com or direct email to w3ate@att.net

To review our radio coverage areas and station locations click on our station location page.

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Steps to Get CruiseEmail! (Email Access)

Step 1:

Read the Service Agreement. Complete the Registration Form - Click here. This form is important as it provides CruiseEmail with important information about you and your crew, your boat, and your sailing locations. This often becomes handy when an emergency occurs.

Step 2:

Purchase the one (1) year service. We accept many payment methods. Click here for all payment methods.

Step 3:

Download the computer software. You can download from the "Download CruiseEmail Software" page. Click here

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Money Transfer Methods

CruiseEmail Money Transfer Methods

After money is received, within 24hrs you can expect to be up and running!

Personal check - Make check payable to "CruiseEmail" and mail to:
CruiseEmail
Box 95
Hillsboro, WV 24946

Money Orders - Make check payable to "CruiseEmail" and mail to:
CruiseEmail
Box 95
Hillsboro, WV 24946

Bank Transfers (preferred method) - Contact CruiseEmail for routing instructions

Cashiers Check - Make check payable to "CruiseEmail" and mail to:
CruiseEmail
Box 95
Hillsboro, WV 24946

PayPal - a small service charge for PayPal payments to cover paypal costs.

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Stations

Station Locations and Frequencies

Select a station below for details and frequencies:

WGM - Ft Lauderdale FL, 26.34N 080.05W - USA

These radio sites use remote site locations for frequency and space diversity to improve communication reception. The Central Florida location serves also as the SysOp for the entire CruiseEmail international network. It has the ability for voice communications with vessels requesting technical assistance. CruiseEmail also provides a technical engineering service in the Florida area that extends on into the Bahamas This service provides you with installation of your SSB radio along with assistance for Pactor or any TNC terminal equipment and specialized instructions on any SSB radios and e-mail technical assistance.

4438.10 5057.30 6766.60 7326.10 8055.50

WHX - West Virginia, 38.16N 080.16W - USA

Cruise Email's radio station is presently being re-located to Droop Mountain, WV. This location gives greater range and signal acquisition to vessels in the North Atlantic, especially vessels cruising to Bermuda, Azores and onto the Mediterranean. With the main station located on Droop Mountain, with height close to 4000 feet, located on 28 acres on the highest point on the mountain, towers 6 ½ stories high with large gain antennas. Capabilities with direct interconnect with CruiseEmail radio stations in the Mediterranean. The West Virginia remote site will give coverage to local Bay cruisers, and directivity north to New England. WHX, site also has coverage to vessels cruising the Great North Circle Loop, and into the Great Lakes Area.

This station operates both voice and data communications. This station operates J2B for data and has special frequencies using J3E. Upper sideband ( USB) audio for voice.

This station is now capable of the new Phone Patch system to provide telephone interconnect via VOIP for internet phone conversation.

4417.00 4461.30 5571.60 9180.00 12127.00 14884.60

KLT - Austin Texas, 30.21N 098.03W - USA

This station operates both voice and data communications. This station is operated J2B for data and has special frequencies using J3E. Upper sideband ( USB) audio for voice.

4462.60 6857.10 8054.10 8064.10 12498.60

KDS - Ontario, 43.86N 079.32W - Canada

STAND SURE MARINE: Incorporated in 1999, Stand Sure Marine is owned and by David Anderson, a professional engineer, with more than 40 years of sailing experience and specializes in upgrading and outfitting sail and power boats for long term cruising. Upgrading a vessel for long term cruising begins with a determination of your needs, an assessment of your present electrical, navigation and communications systems, followed by preparation of a new design and installation of the new components. On completion the customer receives a color-coded schematic of the new enhanced systems – a real boon when maintenance is required. Upgrading any boat system is a task that requires careful consideration. It is important that the components selected are right for your boat and that they work well together. As a Marine certified professional engineer with an extensive knowledge of boat systems, David can advise you on how best to upgrade your boat. David is a seasoned sailor with over 40 years of sailing experience. He is a Ham operator (VA3SSE) and teaches Celestial Navigation for Canadian Power and Sail Squadron. Stand Sure Marine is an Official “CruiseEmail” installation facility for the SSB radio’s, offers the SSB “Rope Antenna” and can install all the software for your cruising eMail requirements. Stand Sure Marine will be pleased to help you with your boating needs. For more information please call (416) 409-4089 or visit our website at http://www.standsuremarine.com/

System Design and Installation Services: ·

  • Electrical Systems, Batteries, Alternators, Inverters and Chargers
  • Marine Electronics, Navigation Systems, GPS, Radar, Autopilots, NMEA 2000, AIS
  • Communications Systems, VHF, SSB, Sat Phone, E-Mail Communications
  • Nautical & Communications Software
  • Marine Refrigeration

  • Custom Designed Products:
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  • Wind Generator and Radar Mounts
  • Solar Panel Mounting Frames
  • Propane Storage - The Holder
  • Custom Arch / David Systems
  • Anchoring - The Claw, Dual Bow Rollers
  • NOTE: We have been installing SSB systems (both Marine and Ham) with E-mail and weather capability since 1999 and satellite telephone systems since 2003.

    4438.10 5015.60 6855.50 8265.10 13683.60

    VLF746 - Coming Soon! - Australia

    Info on the Australia station coming soon!



    Radio ChannelFrequency (Hz)Call SignsLocations
    1194417.00 WHX West Virginia
    1204438.10 WGM Florida
    1214461.30 WHX West Virginia
    1224462.60 KLT Texas
    1235015.60 CFG8525 Ontario
    1245057.30 WGM Florida
    1255571.60 WHX West Virginia
    1266766.60 WGM Florida
    1276855.50 CFG8525 Ontario
    1286857.10 KLT Texas
    1297326.10 WGM Florida
    1308054.10 KLT Texas
    1318055.50 WGM Florida
    1328064.10 KLT Texas
    1338265.10 CFG8525 Ontario
    1349180.00 WHX West Virginia
    13512127.00 WHX West Virginia
    13612498.60 KLT Texas
    13713683.60 CFG8525 Ontario
    13814884.60 WHX West Virginia

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    Frequently Asked Questions:



    Type in your question below: (ex: proper grounding or what freq should I use)

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    SSB Installation

    SSB Installations:

    If you would like to download this PDF - click here. You must have Adobe Reader to view this file. If you cannot view the file, you may not have a Adobe plugin for your browser, but downloading may work for you.

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    Connecting

    Connecting:

    CruiseEmail now uses new developed "CruiseEmail Software" called Commander. This new software will connect to all the CruiseEmail stations.

    The software can be obtained when you sign up for CruiseEmail service and download the software from www.CruiseEmail.com.

    If you need assistance, contact the Research Facility by contacting CruiseEmail by phone 304-653-4661 or e-Mail to "sysop@cruiseemail.com".or w3ate@att.net.

    CruiseEmail will basically support all types of TNC's [Terminal Node Controllers].

    You can register through the web site. This registration form with service agreement must be completed prior to connecting.

    Your e-Mail text subscription service is unlimited and can be used any time and not limited to a 24-hour day.

    Special detail weather information to specific areas, JPG's, and attachments.

    Tune to the assigned frequency and wait for a signal that can be heard from the station that you tuned.

    This signal sounds like a wobble sound. Do not transmit while you hear this signal; as you will interfere with another vessel.

    It is important to KEEP the speaker volume open while your connection is in progress. Operators at the CruiseEmail network control stations may need to get a message to you should there be some distortion on your signal. They are ready to assist you on the same operating frequency.

    The tuning signal will sound like warbling continuous tone lasting about 10 seconds. With your modem in USB mode you should be able to fine tune the radio so that the tuning bar on the modem shows the LEDS at the extreme ends of the LED scale illuminated. When your radio is properly tuned and no one else is transmitting, you may link to the assigned station.

    Once you have completed the registration form, you can now log on to send or receive traffic.

    Contact us today to get your service started!

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    Contact US


    Contact US:

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    Registration

    Registration:

    Please complete as many of the fields as possible, this will assist us in serving your needs better!

    Vessel Name: ex: Moondance
    Vessel Call Sign: ex: WGN123
    Vessel MMSI Number
    Vessel Registration:
    Vessel Home Port:
    Vessel Make and Model: (ie Lagoon 380)
    Number of Hulls:
    Rig or # of Motors:
    Vessel Length:
    Owner's Name & Spouce or First Mate:
    Owner's street address:
    Owner's City:
    Owner's State:
    Owner's Zip:
    Owner's Country:
    Owners Telephone Number
    Owners email
    Make and Model of SSB Radio
    Make and Model of Terminal Node Controller
    Antenna Type (ie rope, fixed, etc)
    Comments/Questions:
    CAPTCHA ImageRefresh Image

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    Service Agreement

    Service Agreement:

    CruiseEmail provides a High Frequency Single Sideband service via a Public Coast Stations. The cost for Pactor, modem service is $250.00 which includes continually yearly upgrades and service support, unlimited time for sending emails for one year 12 month service.

    The CruiseEmail new non-modem service is $300.00 per year for unlimited transmission service. For users using Pactor or any other modems, service is $250.00 unlimited data service.

    Phone patch service is billed separately at a $50.00 deposit. Each phone connect cost is $2.50 per 5 minutes and $5.00 per 3 minutes afterwards.

    Due to HF propagation on HF/SSB caused by the effects of sunspots and HF path probabilities, co-channel interference, modem problems, and the possibility of your radio transceiver being off frequency, along with any acts of "nature", CruiseEmail cannot guarantee reliability and uninterrupted communication.

    The end user acknowledges that HF/SSB communication with e-mail is an unsecured mode of communication when sending over the airwaves.

    Commencement of service: Service will begin within 1 to 24 hours after all registration and connection processes have been completed along with your payment.

    CruiseEmail reserves the right at any time to withhold and or revoke control of customers service for reasons not limited to poor operational practices, poor equipment technical specification causing interference of the operations of this station or its customers.

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    Articles Written by Dr. John Gregory

    Download:

    Emails on HF-SSB multiple modems The article deals with over coming some of the issues with sending emails via SSB radios.
    Grounding Issues A guide to the obstacles of grounding.
    HF Radio Installation Procedures A detailed article on HF Radio Installations.
    RF Grounding for Marine Vessels RF Grounding for marine vessels.

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    Downloads



    Download CruiseEmail Software "Commander":

    Download Full Beta Version 1.0 with Java Download the client software - full version with Java (tested for Win 7)
    Download File above but as a Zip file Download the client software - full version with Java (tested for Win 7)
    Download Client Update only Download the client software - Update Only!
    Download Client file above but as a Zip file Download the client software - Update Only!

    Additional Downloads

    View PDF Cruise email radio hookup
    View PDF Cruise Email Subscribers Manual

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    Sponsors

    Sponsors:

    ROB COTE
    Ocean Currents Marine, Inc.
    2713 Park Drive
    Lantana, FL 33462
    561-281-1626
    561-337-5660 fax
    rob@oceancurrentsmarine.com
    www.oceancurrentsmarine.com
    CMET/NMEA 2000 Certified, FCC and GMDSS Licensed, Insured
    Over 20 Years Experience in Marine Electronics

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