P4dragon DR-7800 is THE new standard for SSB radio email and data. Significantly faster than the previous models, and faster than many sat systems! If you are going offshore for a significant period, Pactor and SSB are MUCH cheaper than satellite comms. The data you can get is exactly the same, GRIB files, email etc. You can use sailmail, predictwind, whatever data source you require. There are NO data transmission costs if you use sailmail, just the yearly subscription, $275 USD per year.
Operating modes: PACTOR-4, PACTOR-3, PACTOR-2, PACTOR-1, WE-FAX (Receive), GPS/RTTY/NAVTEX decoder Processor: Quadcore DSP from Freescale, 6400 MIPS, 64 Bit Connections: USB (opt. Bluetooth), GPS (RS232 and TTL), radio AF / PTT (PTC-II compatible), radio-remote control (all usual transceiver types) Audio Input level/imp: Max 3 V p-p, 47 KΩ Audio Output level/imp: Max 4.5 V p-p, 1KΩ, both asymmetrically Display: 8 dual-color LED’s (green, red) indicating all important operating states and signal tuning Power supply: 10 – 25 V, typically 300 mA, max 400 mA at 10 V supply voltage Weight / size: 450 g, 125 x 43 x 138 mm (width, height and depth)