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Electronics

Garmin 19x GPS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

Garmin’s new 19x has a 10-hertz update rate, and works with the Russian GLONASS, the Japanese Quasi-Zenith, and Europe’s Galileo sysemt for more accurate positioning.

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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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Raymarine e165

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

New Electronics Update Raymarine introduced the e165, a multifunction display (MFD) with a 15.4-inch LCD screen boasting a 16:9 aspect ratio. The MFD networks with up to six...

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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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How Beacons Work

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2012

Here’s how emergency position-indicating rescue beacons work.

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GOST Xtreme Mini Dome Stainless Steel Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2012

The Xtreme Mini Dome from Global Ocean Security Technologies is a tiny, domed camera in a polished stainless steel housing for use with an onboard security and surveillance system...

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DragQueen Anchor Alarm

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Turn a Smartphone into an Anchor Alarm As mobile devices continue to add features, clever developers find more and more uses for them. Take your smartphone with a GPS: Seems a no...

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SI-TEX SAS-300 AIS Transceiver

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

The new SI-TEX Marine Electronics SAS-300 recreational AIS transceiver can track nearby shipping on a 6.5-inch screen to ensure a high degree of situational awareness for anyone...

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Garmin Thermal and Low-Light Cameras

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Garmin has introduced a line of thermal and low-light cameras. Simple control and cool target tracking mean it may be time for an upgrade that will help you use your boat more and...

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Understanding Marine Electronics Screens

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Get beyond the techno-jargon to understand what your next helm screen can do.

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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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