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This course is a part of a package deal of nine courses in electricity and electronics onboard.

This course covers various satellite-related systems. It includes satellite phones and Iridium communications, including SMS, email, and data.

Various options for the internet onboard are also reviewed. In addition to satellites, which covers most of the earth, it is possible to have faster coastal internet in the north via NET1.

The course covers tracking and monitoring via Vsat, Maretron, and Actisense.

The course also reviews how a PC-based system can be used as a chart plotter, GPS, anemometer, etc.