GLONASS satellites: French Polynesia, the Tuamotu Archipelago: Apataki Atoll.
Here we pass again through the already familiar narrow passage at the designated time.
GLONASS satellites (red) and GPS satellites (blue).
The GLONASS system operates in the Pacific. The satellite signal is satisfactory. Sometimes the number of visible GLONASS satellites approaches that of GPS satellites.
While preparing for a passage across the Pacific in Panama, we decided to test the operation of the GLONASS system. We turned on the GLONASS receiver daily and made screenshots of satellite data and took photos of the navigation display. We’re glad to share the obtained results with everybody.
It’s easy to get to the Republic of Colombia from the Dominican Republic. All you have to do is to sail across the Caribbean. With the GLONASS navigation system, it’s not a difficult task.
We continue our voyage by the Caribbean Sea and the Lesser Antilles. Dead ahead is a small island of Antigua. It is part of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda (Spanish for “ancient” and “bearded”).
The GLONASS operation is fine and we continue our round-the-world yacht trip, exploring the Caribbean islands. Beside the beauty Martinique, its plain sister Dominica, the motherland of the tribe of Kalinago, is snuggling. Not in the sense of the nature’s … Continue reading
Martinique opens up a series of coral islands that are very difficult from the viewpoint of navigation.
We rely on the GLONASS system that has never let us down yet.
Countries started changing with a startling speed just like in a kaleidoscope. Another flag atop the mast! Martinique is an island in the central part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. It lies in the Caribbean sea of the Atlantic, where we sailed guided by GLONASS. In administrative terms, Martinique is an overseas region of France. What, the French again? Doesn’t Martinique have its own flag????