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Intellian GX60 Satellite-Broadband System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2014

The Intellian GX60 is a satellite-broadband system that uses Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress service. Global Xpress is a new high-speed broadband service that will provide global...

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Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Satellite Phone

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2014

Want to turn your smart phone into a satellite phone? For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service...

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Globalstar Is Putting Satphones on the Spot

By Peter Swanson | Posted September 2013

Globalstar just completed the launch of a new satellite constellation to serve boaters in North American and Caribbean waters. This means Inmarsat and Iridium may have stiffer...

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Simrad HH 36 VHF

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

If that handy handheld VHF doesn’t hold a charge like it should anymore, or doesn’t seem to perform like it once did, it may be time for an upgrade. And VHF has come a long way....

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KVH Tracphone V3-IP

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

The Whole World (Wide Web) in a Tiny Package The KVH TracPhone V3-IP gives fast data download speeds and talk time at reasonable airtime rates. But it uses a dome that’s...

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Wilson Marine SOHO 60 Cellular Booster

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

PMY Tested: The SOHO 60 Cellular Booster from Wilson Electronics.

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

Linux Comes aboard with Digital Yacht Worried about putting a personal computer on your boat? Use one that’s made to be there: Digital Yacht’s Aqua 50 marine PC works...

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The Latest in VHF Radios

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Manufacturers of VHF radios have to meet stringent new requirements, while adding more features to stay competitive. The boater is the overall winner, since we’re seeing...

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A Little VHF Etiquette

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2013

There are any number of ways (books, pamphlets, the Internet, etc.) to get a handle on the rules and laws that govern VHF usage these days. But what about plain ol’...

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Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

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Shakespeare 5250-AIS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Shakespeare’s 5250-AIS is a 3-foot, stainless steel whip antenna designed to meet the broad bandwidth needs of AIS transponders.

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Intellian s80HD WorldView

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Intellian’s s80HD WorldView is a dual-band satellite antenna that receives three DirecTV signals simultaneously. The s80HD is a simple marine satellite-TV system for boaters...

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Sea Tel 3011

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Big Satellite-TV Performance from Sea Tel The Sea Tel 3011 employs some of the same technology as the company’s larger dome systems, all in a 30-inch dish. Learn more about this...

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