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Globalstar Is Putting Satphones on the Spot

By Peter Swanson | Posted September 2013

Nothing like a little healthy competition to break open the satphone market.

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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 KVH TracPhone V3-IP gives fast data download speeds and talk time at reasonable airtime rates.

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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

PCs can be a great addition to your electronics array, so long as you pick the right one.

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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

Subtleties to VHF usage that will promote solid communication as well as encourage bonhomie.

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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

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 three-axis, marine-stabilized antenna...

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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

Maintaining radio silence unintentionally? You could solve your problems with the right antenna.

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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

The COMSTAR system from Eartec allows up to eight crew members to talk to each other without shouting, simplifying communications and reducing stress.

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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.

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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).

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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

Satellite communication is no longer restricted to the very rich or to ocean voyagers.

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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 Iridium Extreme...

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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

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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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