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Furono FA30 AIS Receiver

By Ben Ellison | Posted April 2007

The Furuno FA30’s Ethernet port means it can plug right into a NavNet vx2 network, but it also offers standard NMEA AIS output and comes with a PC AIS plotting program able to use...

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Ray218 VHF

By Ben Ellison | Posted April 2007

Raymarine has started an impressive new VHF line with the $569 Ray218. It’s a Class D DSC set that purportedly offers the best audio specifications—like receiving...

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Northstar 6100i Sirius Weather

By Ben Ellison | Posted April 2007

Also at Miami, Northstar demonstrated how the powerful soft-key interface on its 6100i multifunction displays (MFDs) can now enable users to easily mix and view all the real-time...

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Last Call VHF Repeater

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2007

Last Call is the good idea of a professional skipper in Puget Sound, Washington. Superficially it is simply an improved speaker for your VHF, but inside is a chip that constantly...

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Charles IMcharger

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2007

Charles’ new battery charger is a good example of how old-time electrical manufacturers are getting into microprocessors, info screens, and boat networking—and hence into your...

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Here Comes Class B

By Ben Ellison | Posted February 2007

Thanks to Software Radio's all-in-one PCB, firms like Comar coan easily produce Class B AIS units-once they are approved.That printed circuit board (PCB) at right may not look...

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Port Network WiFi

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

Port Network’s approach to maximized marine WiFi is to minimize coax loss, packing a high-powered radio and 5.5-dB antenna into a waterproof box for deployment on deck whenever...

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Now Can You Hear Me?

By | Posted July 2006

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Can You Hear Me Now?

By Ben Ellison | Posted May 2004

Lying handsets, wireless wireless, and other marine cellular shenanigans.

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DSC Revisited

By | Posted February 2004

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Saltwater Cellular II

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003

Electronics — - Boat Phones - October 2001

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Saltwater Cellular

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003

Electronics - September 2001

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Black Magic

By Ben Ellison | Posted June 2003

Electronics - August 2001

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PC-Sick

By Tim Clark | Posted May 2003

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Radio Lifelines

By Tim Clark | Posted May 2003

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DSC Redux

By Tim Clark | Posted May 2003

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Private Eyes

By Capt. Patrick S... | Posted February 2003

Private Eyes - Wireless Technology

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Online At Cruising Speed

By Tim Clark | Posted February 2003

Online At Cruising Speed

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Electronic Harbor Buddy

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2003

Electronics - August 2002

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Onboard Omnibus

By Tim Clark | Posted January 2003

Onboard Omnibus

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Of Seas and Satellites

By Tim Clark | Posted January 2003

Of Seas and Satellites

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All Aboard

By Tim Clark | Posted January 2003

All Aboard - Teleflex Magic Bus

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Web Surfing at Sea

By Ben Ellison | Posted January 2003

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Online At Last

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted January 2003

Patience has never been my

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The ABCs of DSC

By | Posted January 2003

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