FROM 1-21. Equator to Left Turn

Sep 18, 2005 - 0930hrs UTC

0930hrs 18 Sep 2005 UTC 03’24”N 024’55”W Ref 371

DB 94,10282 (GPS 65 ) – about 6 USB crashes yesterday trying to talk to youse all. There seems to be no pattern to it except that it happens, when it does, as soon as I start transmitting. This may indicate HF energy getting into the system somewhere or that the computer reacts in some way and turns off the power to the usb. I dunno. Never happened on the way north and as far as I can see, we are configured exactly the same – all the new stuff is completely disconnected. Only difference is new motherboard in radio and perhaps some difference in wiring when it was installed in the boat. A bummer.

204 miles to the Equator – I’ve been looking for the Southern Cross but either too cloudy or to much moonlight. Must be out there though by now. We’ve got the expected lift – long may it last – and we should be able to miss S. America if it holds.

Not quite a woohoo yet.

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