The Voyage of Entr’acte
with Ellen and Ed Zacko
….. and have we got a story to tell! If you have been following the Voyage if Entr’acte then you already know about our crew…. But we bet that you did not know just how they all met. Well, they now have their own book that tells the story from the very beginning. Click on the photo above or on the photo in the side bar to the right to learn more.
Join “The Boys” on their own adventure!
We’re back in the USA!
Yes, it has been a long time! Far too long but we have been very busy. Crossing an ocean, crossing a continent and working non stop for months on our refit. So much has happened, all of it good but, we have not had sufficient time to tell it all so…..below is a very brief summary of the last year and a half.
As the Coast Guard weather station always says……”More to follow!”
You easily can follow Entr’acte’s progress through the Ship Track position reporter. This is a free service of the Maritime Mobile Service Network, a dedicated group of HAM Radio enthusiasts that maintain a radio network for ships at sea. Through MMSN we have world-wide access to emergency communication, daily weather reports, and daily position reports or we can just take the opportunity to pass the time at sea by calling Net Control to just say “hello!”
When on a passage we file daily position reports over the high frequency radio to MMSN which they post on the Ship Track web site. Just click on the link above and you will be automatically connected to Entr’acte’s personal Ship Track page. There you can see our daily progress, or lack thereof! If you play with the zoom tool on that page, as you zoom in you will see a series of red dots which represent each individual position report(be careful, a little zoom gets you a lot). Place your cursor on a dot to see the time, date, our latitude, longitude and a brief description of the conditions on that day. You can also adjust the page to view specific lengths of time from one week, one month or all positions filed.
If there is no updated position report, it should not be viewed as a disaster. It could mean that we had very bad radio propagation that day, low battery power, laziness or bad weather. It might also mean that we are in a harbour and off the boat exploring or we are very busy having a grand time and just plain forgot!
You can track any vessel that files position reports. All you need is their radio call sign—Entr’acte’s is KC2JBX–just go to the Ship Track home page, enter the appropriate radio call sign and off you go!
It’s easy! Check it out!