Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fwd: Welcome back to the Dead Zone

Hi all,

This blog has at times suffered from out-of-date transmissions. We've
moved back into the "dead zone" over the past few days, so I expect
some slow responses and posting. Stick with us. Once we get back to
the Alive Zone (INMARSAT), I should be in 3x/day email communication
from here on out.

It's been nice to see the comments recently. I'm hoping to see more
when email kicks in again (no pressure, though)!

Begin forwarded message:

From: NBP System Administrator <>
Date: February 14, 2009 3:08:41 PM GMT-03:00
Subject: Welcome back to the Dead Zone

Please note we're once again out of INMARSAT range. Our last
successful email run was Friday, Feb 13 ~13:00 ship's time. Because
we are planning to be here for a rather short duration, we are
queueu'ing mail normally and we will wait until we are back in
INMARSAT range to send and receive mail from the ship. Looking at the
current plan, I expect we should start to see a signal again sometime
in the next 12-24 hours.

If you have urgent needs for off ship email before then, please
contact me.

For those of you who have not already sent that romantic missive to
that special someone for Valentine's Day (or made other
arrangements), may I suggest that nothing says I love you better than
a satellite phone call from the Amundsen.

(C.L.) Note on this last part -- romance comes in 7 minute increments
on the satphone, and is shared with the rest of the e-lab. Not
ideal. Sorry Liz.

No comments:

Post a Comment