In the place where there is no cellular phones, the possibility of efficient radio links is extremely important. In the Arctowski area, we communicate on VHF marine frequencies. This is a local connectivity within several kilometers. But the terrain often shortens the distance up to 2-3 km, especially, if you use portable radios. The house on the Demay Peninsula was one of those places where radio communication was much more difficult.
The people often wonder why our internet is so slow, and a video talk on Skype is a huge success. The more that the fiber-optic lines with a capacity of hundreds of Mbps are on the doorstep and it’s for little money. Well yes but on the continent. Here we are at the mercy of satellite communications, and I will try to bring it closer as what’s like in reality.
Exactly one week ago, together with Dagmara, Asia and Bartek (and also me), we went to see the American Summer Station Peter J. Leine, known as Copacabana.