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How satellite domes work

By | Posted June 2011

Using satellites for communicating or watching TV is great and worth delving into, but before we take the top off a satellite dome, let’s take a look at why we go to the...

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Intellian s6HD DirecTV Dish

By | Posted June 2011

Intellian s6HD: It can receive all three DirecTV satellite clusters. ($9,995)Intellian s6HD DirecTV DishIntellian’s new antenna that can look in three directions at once.DirecTV...

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Personal Computers at Sea

By | Posted March 2011

PCs at SeaThese computers may be indispensable ashore, but can they really cope with the rough-and-tumble of life and work afloat?I’ve never been much in favor of using “office...

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LCD Screen Jargon explained

By | Posted January 2011

Jargon Buster

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Sunny Days

By | Posted July 2009

In this enviro-conscious age, everybody’s aware that the sun is a great source of free, clean energy. Which is why there are scads of handy chargers out there, from small multi-...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By | Posted January 2009

Photography by Fusion MarineNow I just need the boat. When I first wrote about the Fusion Marine Stereo system in my column last July, I not only saw a lot to like but had already...

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KVH TracVision M1

By | Posted January 2009

Photography by KVHThe competition for world's smallest stabilized satellite TV antenna has come down to definitions. KVH's new M1 is a 12.5-inch dish that only weighs 7.5 pounds...

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King Controls VuQube

By | Posted January 2009

Photography by King ControlsLast year King Controls introduced a clever portable satellite TV dish called the VuQube, and some boaters began enjoying its ability to tune in...

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Fusion Marine Stereo

By | Posted June 2008

Fusion Marine Stereo MS IP500Is there a man-machine interface as successful as the iPod’s? And don’t they make huge sense on a boat, letting you take your whole music collection...

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ActiveCaptain Mobile

By | Posted May 2008

ActiveCaptain MobileLast year when I lamented on the dismal state of digital chart Point of Interest info, an exciting possible cure was the brand-new ActiveCaptain, a free Web...

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Glomex Polaris

By | Posted December 2007

Glomex PolarisSatellite TV and radio are great on a boat, since they're able to deliver clear and familiar channels most everywhere you cruise. But what about unfamiliar content?...

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Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 Player

By | Posted November 2007

Freestyle Audio Sport MP3 playerSo I not only tested the Freestyle water- and shockproof Sport MP3 music player, but also my ability to windsurf like I once could. Unfortunately I...

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SeaTel Coastal 14

By | Posted July 2007

Last year KVH shook up the world of marine satellite TV with its unusually small M3 (see my column "TV on a 25-Footer?" November 2006). Even some big boats liked the idea of...

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