WINMOR is very prominent in the US now, due it's popularity with the Emcomm crowd.
The rest of the world is lagging behind a bit, because they are not so scared of their own shadows....
- Look at the WL2K website Universal Server Map.
Consequently, it takes a great effort to create the need for WINMOR RMS's the world over for sailboat use. I have been actively involved in this, and I am proud of "my" three stations above.
Seems that it is easier to make the case for Pactor, since many users/RMS's are also involved in the sales of SCS TNC's...Thus more exposure.
It is my contention that WINMOR, although slower than Pactor, will become the base mode for WL2K in the undeveloped world.
With the dismal present day propagation, there are huge WL2K black holes all over the Globe.
Case in point is Africa and South America, as well as the Southern and Northern Oceans.
Add to this the fact that many countries' radio laws are way out of date with modern digital technology, and it is easy to see the work that lies ahead.
Hopefully we will soon see 2.8 KHz Pactor 4 and WINMOR in the U.S.
They have Pactor 4 in Africa, for crying out loud...
A WINMOR RMS is so easy to set up nowadays with the new FREE, Hybrid RMS Trimode server software.
The Hybrid RF/Internet system already works very well in Africa due to their very regular rolling power and Internet outages experienced there.
In fact, those African WINMOR/Pactor RMS's are fast becoming a very interesting test bed for the whole Hybrid concept.
For sailing, I see marina based boats running on-board RMS's for their area. Large ships with sat Internet running roving RMS's. And, with the Hybrid RF system, a couple of paticipating RMS boats in the annual ARC and Transpac fleets, feeding nearby Marine VHF ? or FRS ? local email traffic to the CMS's...
Could be done, if the " legal " issues could be bridged.
KC9SGV / ZS4BDK