following outlines the various services offered by ShipCom.
These services may be billed to Visa, MasterCard, Discover or
American Express. For more information call ShipCom at (251)
666-5110 or the Shipcom Marine Operator at (800) 654-5497 or
from your vessel on any of ShipCom's
The ShipCom operators can provide vessels with
weather information. Simply tune your radio to the appropriate channel as
listed on our frequencies page.
provides radio email service via HF SSB radio. The ShipCom
system supports SITOR, AMTOR, PACTOR and PACTOR II. No
special software is needed to access the ShipCom email
system. Vessels equipped with GMDSS HF SITOR may send email
via the ShipCom system using the SITOR terminal.
Special software now enables crew members on any vessel to
setup an account with ShipCom which will allow them to access
Internet email via the ship's SITOR system without any
charges being incurred by the vessel. Vessels equipped with
Pactor and Pactor II modes of transmission enjoy faster
throughput and the full ascii character set. The ShipCom
email system also offers weather, news and sports
To access the ShipCom email system,
simply tune your radio to the appropriate frequency as found
under frequencies on this web site. For SITOR/AMTOR modes
place an ARQ call to 1090 (XVSV). For Pactor modes, Pactor
call WLO-1. .
using ShipCom's SITOR or Pactor systems may send text
messages to any fax machine world wide. Messages are composed
on the ship's SITOR terminal and are sent to any fax machine
using the send fax command. While it is possible to send a
fax message from Shore to Ship on suitably equipped vessels,
ShipCom does not recommend this practice as delivery is
usually difficult and the sender is charged for failed
ShipCom can send
messages to any satellite terminal in the world. Messages may
be billed to Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express or
to your home or business telephone. Messages to satellite
terminals should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
and must include the Vessel name, radio callsign, MMSI and
the satellite number if known.
can send radio - telegrams to most any ship in the world.
Telegrams may be billed to Visa, Master Card, Discover,
American Express or to your home or business telephone. The
charge for sending a radio-telegram to a ship is $25.00 for
the first 50 words.
provides VHF radiotelephone service to a typical distance of
50 miles off shore from the above locations. To access the
ShipCom operator select the appropriate channel and hold your
transmit key for 5 seconds. The charge for VHF radiotelephone
service is .99/minute with a 3 minute minimum. Calls may be
placed collect to anywhere in the United
equipped with SITOR can send directly connected Telex
messages to any telex terminal in the world. Vessels can also
send store and forward Telex messages. Store and forward
Telex messages are less expensive and usually arrive within
minutes of transmission. Telex messages may be sent from
shore to ship by sending the telex to 6827072 or 505444. The
message should include the Ship Name and Radio Callsign and
MMSI number. Telex messages may also be sent by emailing to
The email containing the Telex message should also contain
the Ship Name, Radio Callsign and MMSI number. ShipCom will
deliver Telex messages via radio or satellite to the vessel.
Parties sending Telex messages sent with PC (paid
confirmation) will receive notification of successful
delivery of the message to the Ship.
transmits hourly weather and traffic list on selected ITU HF
SSB voice channels. For a schedule of the weather products
and broadcast times see the frequencies page. Virtually any
weather product is available via ShipCom's HF SITOR / Pactor
system on demand. All ShipCom weather products are
automatically updated from the National Weather Service.
Vessels sending AMVER and OBS messages are entitled to
receive free weather products via SITOR or Pactor. For more
information on the AMVER/OBS programs ask your ShipCom
Mobile, AL 36619