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Tim Bartlett

PMY Electronics Editor:
Based out of the U.K., Tim has a lifetime of experience running and writing about boats. For more than ten years, he served as the technical editor of Motor Boat and Yachting—the UK’s leading powerboat magazine. Since leaving that position in 1997, he has penned articles for various boating publications, including Power & Motoryacht’s sister magazine, SAIL Magazine. Read more here...

Digital Processing Radar

By | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Radar shows us what we cannot see, due to distance, fog, and darkness. But the way it does that is undergoing a major change, and we wanted to know more. Tim Bartlett learned all about it and shares what he learned here.

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Choose the Right VHF Antenna

By | Posted September 2012 | Add a Comment

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 the most out of your antenna investment with our guide here.

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Wireless Boats

By | Posted June 2012 | Add a Comment

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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Threats to GPS from Land-Based Signal Boosters

By | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Defending the bandwidth for GPS.We’ve all had voyages that weren’t quite what we signed up for when we first got into boating—trips in which the wind and sea on the nose have made passagemaking quite a bit slower—and less fun—than it’s meant to be, and when rain has reduced the passing scenery to intermittent glimpses of a gray smudge. But suppose, just when the first sight of harbor lights promises the reward of shore power, showers, and a decent meal—your plotter loses its fix. Wouldn’t that just put the cherry on it? That could become absolutely standard if one particular company has its way.

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OceanView SteadyView

By | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

OceanView has added an option called SteadyView, a form of stabilization that is designed to remove the effects of unwanted camera movement, to its Apollo range of dual-sensor cameras.

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KVH HD11 TracVision Satellite TV System

By | Posted May 2012 | Add a Comment

Seamless Reception—Everywhere World-girdling TV addicts rejoice! KVH’s new state-of-the-art satellite TV antenna finally puts an end to that tedious chore of changing the LNB whenever you cross from the Caribbean to the Med.

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Distributed Electrical Systems

By | Posted April 2012 | Add a Comment

Maintaining A Balance Of Power From Your Helm. Distributed electrical systems add value to your breaker board and make it easier to use. The communications side of such a system can do much more than just switch circuit breakers on and off. Think about the location of your boat’s batteries. Now think about where your engine-room ventilation fans are. Of course, the distance separating them varies from boat to boat but I’ll lay odds that in most cases they are within about 15 feet of each other. 

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CHIRP Transducers Are Revolutionizing the Fishfinder Industry

By | Posted March 2012 | Add a Comment

When a CHIRP isn’t just for the birds: CHIRP transducers meet their match in sounder electronics, and the view below comes into sharp focus.

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Simrad Argus Radar

By | Posted March 2012 | Add a Comment

Seeing Far & Near Simrad adds the radar technology it developed for recreational boats to a system for ships and megayachts.

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The best monitors for your boat in 2012

By | Posted February 2012 | Add a Comment

Monitor the boat’s systems your way. Keeping Tabs on your ship’s systems has never been so simple...

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