Marine Electronics

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AIS versus radar

AIS versus radar

The current overlap of radar and automatic identification system (AIS) technology leaves sailors on small oceangoing craft in a quandary: Which is the more sensible system in terms of initial cash outlay, amperage use and overall service in ensuring safety and security?

Web Exclusives 2016
Man-overboard devices with AIS gaining in popularity

Man-overboard devices with AIS gaining in popularity

As the automatic identification system continues to work its way into the recreational boating world, more safety and rescue devices are being equipped with the technology.

Web Exclusives 2015
Reducing radio interference

Reducing radio interference

It sounds like a crude form of Morse code on your single sideband transceiver. The interfering signal is strong enough to disrupt fax reception, render voice reception unintelligible and bring your onboard email to a halt.

Web Exclusives 2015

Marine high-frequency single sideband uses, Part 1

Bluewater sailors need to consider HF-SSB as a serious option for their long-range communications.

Web Exclusives 2015

Maritime technology vs. safety

The modern yacht has more in common with the fictitious Starship Enterprise then it has with seagoing vessels of just a decade ago. This is due to the rapid and complete proliferation of computerized electronics and their networking together to provide unparalleled monitoring, control, and informational display systems.

Web Exclusives 2015
Your iPad as a musical instrument

Your iPad as a musical instrument

Believe it or not, a transoceanic sailboat and an interplanetary manned spacecraft on its way to Mars share two important factors in common: limited space, and extreme isolation.

Web Exclusives 2014
Hands-on with Garmin electronics

Hands-on with Garmin electronics

I recently had the opportunity for a great voyaging adventure and thought I could mix a little business with pleasure by reporting on my experience with some new Garmin electronics.

Web Exclusives 2014
Proper storage and disposal of batteries

Proper storage and disposal of batteries

As sailors we realize that one important issue in today's world of portable electronics is the proper storage and disposal of batteries.

Web Exclusives 2014
Smartphone VHF

Smartphone VHF

More and more sailors are relying on smartphone and tablet applications to do everything from getting weather, plotting courses, and even inventorying their gear.

July/August 2014
Charging can be a handful

Charging can be a handful

Meeting the challenge of recharging handheld devices afloat

July/August 2014
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