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Communication

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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Rescue 21

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

It’s been a long time coming, but the U.S. Coast Guard’s new communication system is up and running.

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An Alternative to the iphone

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted June 2011

Apple AlternativeThe halo effect of the iPod aside, not every smartphone shopper winds up with another iconic device from the bushel in Cupertino. There’s another technology...

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Comar AIS CSA 300

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2011

Comar CSA-300: A more affordable yet still full-feature AIS.Comar AIS CSA 300Comar Systems has two new affordable AIS transponders and receivers.The CSA300 is Comar’s new flagship...

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How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat

By Kevin Koenig | Posted June 2011

How to pick the perfect VHF antenna for your boat, and your price point. >As any boat owner knows, there is a wealth of options when choosing a new VHF antenna.

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Icom MA-500TR

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2011

Icom MA-500TRClass B AIS TransceiverIcom’s MA-500TR—the company’s first (and only) Class B AIS transceiver—broadcasts position, track, and speed data derived from its own internal...

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Watchmate 850

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2011

Vesper Marine is a New Zealand-based company that specializes in easy-to-use AIS equipment for recreational and light commercial craft. Recently granted FCC approval, the third...

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Geopro Messenger: Two-way texting for twenty cents—worldwide

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2011

Geopro Messenger Two-way text messaging through the Iridium satellite system $699.   Reception Connection Two-way texting for twenty cents—worldwide Spot can...

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Spot satellite tracking-and-messaging device

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2011

Get Found Spot is a pint-size tracker SPOT MESSENGER Base model of a range of one-way satellite messengers is $169.99 Globalstar has introduced a second generation of...

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Inmarsat phone

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Inmarsat, the granddaddy of satellite communication services, has launched a truly portable satellite phone. The company says that the new phone is "targeted primarily at...

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My Anchor Watch

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Anchor Watch. There are more than 150,000 apps for the iPhone, ranging from the puerile and pointless (such as iBeer, that turns your $300 phone into a virtual beer glass) to the...

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Wireless On The Water?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2010

Wireless On The Water?We have wireless networks in our homes and offices. Why not on our boats, too?I can’t remember the last time I used a phone that had a wire attaching its...

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Controlling Power

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2010

Twenty-first-century technology has changed the way your electronics communicate.It’s more than ten years now, since we learned to spell “millennium,” stocked up on canned food,...

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