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Communication

Choose the Right VHF Antenna

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2012

Just as different hulls fare better in different conditions, so VHF antennas are designed to provide better performance. The question is: Which antenna is right for your boat? Get...

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Lowrance Link-5 VHF

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2012

The Lowrance Link-5 is a 25-watt DSC-enabled VHF radio. Built on a robust chassis, the Link-5 is housed in a rubber-molded case rated to IPX7—that means it can be immersed...

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Eartec COMSTAR Communication System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2012

Effective communication reduces stress and improves the experience for everyone aboard, especially when conditions are less than ideal. The Eartec COMSTAR System connects up to...

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Wireless Boats

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2012

Your helm may create its own Wi-Fi network and share data with you wirelessly. Pay attention now, it’s really starting to get good.

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Delorme InReach

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A two-way satellite communicator with GPS, the InReach belongs to an exciting and relatively new category; it’s a Satellite Early Notification Device (SEND). Power &...

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A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Satellite communications in 2012

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

High Beams Learn to think differently about satellite communications. After all, they’re changing fast. Think about this: While AT&T charges cell-phone users $2.29 per...

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Iridium Extreme

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

At 8.7 ounces, nearly an ounce lighter than the popular Iridium 9555, the latest Iridium satellite telephone...

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Amped Wireless UA600EX

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2011

PMY Tested: Amped Wireless UA600EX Pro USB Adapter. Improve your marina's Wi-Fi signal with this powerful directional booster...

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Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro

By PMY Staff | Posted July 2011

Inmarsat began offering text messaging and data transfer through its IsatPhone Pro—that blue phone with the foldout antenna...

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Comar AIS-2-2000

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

Comar Systems’ affordable AIS receivers. Comar AIS: This receive-only black box helps you stay safe in high-traffic areas.

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Spot Connect

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

The latest addition to the growing line-up of Spot’s pocket satcoms is called Spot Connect,it turns your smartphone into a satellite communicator...

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