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The National Hurricane Center has started an EXPERMENTAL forecast from the U.S. border to Ecuador. The product is in the beginning of a trial phase which will go on for several months.  Keep in mind that this is an experimental product in the beta phase. Use your prudence in interpreting this data especially when making travel plans.
The following 9 reports are available via Saildocs
Send an email to:  query@saildocs.com     with this line in the body of the message:
send http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/epoffshores/data/WRKOFFPZ7
Zone 11: US MEXICO BORDER TO PUNTA EUGENIA-
Zone 13: PUNTA EUGENIA TO CABO SAN LAZARO-
Zone 15: CABO SAN LAZARO TO CABO SAN LUCAS-
Zone 17: NORTHERN GULF OF CALIFORNIA-
Zone 19: CENTRAL GULF OF CALIFORNIA-
Zone 21: SOUTHERN GULF OF CALIFORNIA-
Zone 23: ENTRANCE TO THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA INCLUDING CABO CORRIENTES
Zone 25: MEXICO - MICHOACHAN AND GUERRERO-
Zone 27: MEXICO - OAXACA AND CHIAPAS INCLUDING THE GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC


For those interested in Central America down to Ecuador, do the same thing but send an email to:       query@saildocs.com     with this line in the body of the message:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/experimental/epoffshores/data/WRKOFFPZ

 

 

 

Very cool stuff!
earth.nullschool.net

 

 

Stan on Solemate puts out a great daily weather summary which you can have delivered daily via Sailmail or the web.

Check out his site here

http://www.weather.solmatesantiago.com/fcstemail.html

 

Time & Frequency Change

We always start on 3.968 LSB. Due to lousy propagation, Texicans, solar flares, other nets and Extra-Terrestrial fly-bys we sometime choose to move to a clean frequency (usually just a few KCs down.) 3.950 is a popular spot.

Daylight Saving Time in Mexico

In most of Mexico daylight saving time begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in April. On the last Sunday in October areas on daylight saving time fall back to Standard Time at 2:00 a.m. local time. Central Standard Time (CST) becomes Central Daylight Time (CDT), and so forth. The state of Sonora does not observe daylight saving time. During daylight saving time turn your clocks ahead one hour. At the end of daylight saving time turn your clocks back one hour.

NEW! In 2010 ten Mexico municipalities which share a border with the United States will begin daylight saving time three weeks earlier on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Previously all of Mexico, with the exception of the state of Sonora which does not observe daylight saving time, began and ended daylight saving time at the same time. The Congress of Mexico passed legislation in December 2009 which allowed these ten border cities to adopt a daylight saving time pattern consistent with the United States. The municipalities which are now permitted by law to observe daylight saving time consistent with the United States are:

City, State
Acuna, Coahuila
Anahuac, Nuevo Leon
Juarez, Chihuahua
Matamoros, Tamaulipas
Mexicali, Baja California
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Ojinaga, Chihuahua
Piedras Negras, Coahuila
Reynosa, Tamaulipas
Tijuana, Baja California

       

HAM TESTS

Ham tests are given in three locations in Mexico's Pacific waters regions - at least that I know of.  At Loreto Fest in Puerto Escondido on the first weekend in May.  In La Paz several times a year from November through May, administered by Dennis Ross of Ross Marine Services - Marina Palmira / SV Two Can Play.  And at the Puerto Vallarta Yacht Club, Paradise Village, Nuevo Vallarta in Bandaras Bay on the last Sunday of each month at 9:00am from November through May.  Folks who aspire to get their license should be encouraged to study for both Technician and General Licenses simultaneously and plan to take both tests on the same day for the same testing fee. 

DINGY STOLEN?

Here is an item that could help.

A 6 ft. steel computer cable that has a 110db alarm.

As featured in Personal Watercraft Magazine. Alarm is Stainless steel construction and weather resistant which make the cable a good lock of choice for all marine applications.

Here is a link:

http://www.alarmlocks.com/

Here is a great link to anyone planning on travel to the south pacific from Capt. John Wolstenholm on  Mr John IV
http://docs.google.com/gview?attid=0.1&thid=11e9ee572869c022&a=v 
 

 


 

EVENTS

 

2014 Loreto Fest

May 2,3,4

 

4th of July Picnic

El Burro Cove

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