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Make the Most of Your VHF Remote Microphone

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2015

Remote-mic VHF setups do more than ever. What will they do for you?

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Understanding Modern Marine Electronics

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2015

The speed of today’s electronics may present boaters with overwhelming amounts of data in the blink of an eye, but it’s more than processing power that lets these devices deliver...

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VHF Safety in Reserve

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2015

In reporting a story on VHF capabilities and second-station and wireless-remote mics, the sources to whom I spoke mentioned the importance of carrying a handheld VHF for that...

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How to Use Electronic Charts

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted June 2015

Electronic charts are great, no doubt. But the second you start thinking they’re foolproof is the second you’re in trouble. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Smart Steps to a New Helm

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted June 2015

Good Electronics installers have seen it all. Let Them Help You See The Light.

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The Vestas Wind Debacle

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted June 2015

The Vestas Wind debacle raises points about maximizing your radar picture.

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Improvements in Side-Scanning Sonar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015

Never before has the underwater picture around your boat been so useful, and it’s only getting better.

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Boaters Benefit From a New Kind of Space Race

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2015

Your boat may be about to benefit from a worldwide competition to provide the best satellite navigation signals. Read all about it here.

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Are You Using Russian SatNav?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2015

If you are using a GPS, MFD, or cell phone that is less than a year or two old, there is a pretty good chance that you may be using Glonass as well as GPS without realizing it.

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Solid-State Radar Technology

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015

With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.

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How to Avoid Obstacles with Your Boat

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2015

The best way to keep your hull from getting dinged—or worse—is to simply avoid obstructions. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. To find out some ways...

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Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015

Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.

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How AIS Works

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2015

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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