Tag Archives: GPS

Warning Over GPS Accuracy

Navigation experts are warning about the possibility of decreased GPS accuracy and possible outages over the next months as the sun enters the most active phase of an 11-year solar cycle. Sunspots and solar flares increase ionising solar radiation, creating … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

Posted in Sponsored Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Garmin Introduces New GPSMAP 500 and 700 Series

Garmin International, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a premier addition to their fully-integrated line of GPSMAP series chartplotters and combination plotter/sonar units. Boasting a sleek new design, vibrant touchscreen and unsurpassed positioning technology, these eight new models … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

Posted in Sponsored Posts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System

Overall Winner of the 2012 Pittman Innovation Awards. West Marine 2012 Top 6 Product. The Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS (Survivor Recovery System) is worn on a lifejacket and activated by sliding off the safety tab and lifting an arming cap … Continue reading

Posted in Sponsored Posts | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Raymarine Previews New A-Series

Raymarine launched its new a‐Series line of multifunction navigation displays at last week’s ICAST sportfishing tradeshow in Orlando. The new a‐Series brings the performance and simplicity of Raymarine multifunction navigation into a sleek, compact, and full featured touchscreen display. Engineered … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Sailing GPS Does What No Other GPS Can

Racers and cruisers alike are going to love this new GPS gadget specific to sailors! The Sailing GPS is the first GPS in the world that accounts for the tacking that sailboats do.  It can tell you the optimal tacking … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Standard Horizon Makes DSC Easy with New Slim Explorer GPS

Standard Horizon’s new Explorer GPS (GX1700) makes DSC easy. With an internal 12-Channel GPS built into the front panel, there’s no need to hassle with wiring the radio to a GPS for DSC. Out of the box and ready to … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

FCC Puts the Kibosh on LightSquared After Finding Significant Interferance with GPS

This is good news for boaters and everyone else who relies on GPS for navigation and safety equipment. U.S. officials plan to kill a proposal to build a new national high-speed wireless network after concluding it would in some cases … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Electronics Made Easy

BWS Publisher George Day takes a look at how to simplify your setup by mounting your gadgets and antennas out of sight and out of mind. Check out the special section on Safety & Electronics in the February issue of … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

GPS Chartplotter Positions Aren’t Always Accurate

We spent the last week motorsailing down the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, VA to Oriental, NC and had a fine time enjoying the Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and rivers.  We were navigating with a Raymarine chartplotter and the latest e-charts … Continue reading

Posted in Boat Rat's Tip of the Week | Tagged , | 2 Comments

French Sailors Rescued 1,400 Miles Offshore Thanks to Ample Communication Devices

The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Joint Rescue Coordination Center Halifax, a Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules and two merchant vessels worked together to rescue four French sailors more than 1,400 miles east-northeast of Provincetown, MA last Thursday. The 600-foot tanker Unique … Continue reading

Posted in Dock Talk | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

New GPS Mounts by Scanstrut

Scanstrut Ltd., an international leader in the design and manufacture of installation solutions for marine electronics, has launched a number of cost-effective GPS mounts to suit individual requirements on the water. The new mounts can hold up to four GPS/VHF … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged | Leave a comment

FCC-Approved Deal Could Cause Potential GPS Interference

In January, the FCC decided to allow a high-speed internet and cell phone service to use frequencies close to existing GPS radio frequencies that could disrupt GPS signals and cause severe interference to a wide range of GPS receivers, including … Continue reading

Posted in Dock Talk | Tagged | Leave a comment

Back Up GPS Saves Cruisers from Rogue Wave

This unfortunate story is a good reminder that it’s important to have more than one emergency communication device on board. A pair of longtime sailing buddies were enjoying their third straight day at sea on May 10th, but they were … Continue reading

Posted in Dock Talk | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Magellan eXplorist 310

The Magellan eXplorist 310 is a powerful handheld GPS receiver designed for essential outdoor navigation. The waterproof model provides outdoor enthusiasts with many of the features found in higher-end devices, including a premium world map and the ability to upload … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged | Leave a comment

GPS in Southeast U.S. Said to be “Unreliable” For Several Weeks

According to Engadget.com, the FAA has released a warning that GPS signals may be “unreliable” or “unavailable” due to testing. The tests are expected to run through Feb. 22nd and will last for 45 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Tech Talk | Tagged | 1 Comment