March 2014 Issue
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Where Credit Is Due
Mailport: March 2014
The print versions of the July 2013 review of handheld VHFs and the October 2013 PS Editor’s Choice article both stated that the Icom M92D featured Class D DSC capability when in fact, it does not. Since that time, Icom has changed its claims that the M92D is Class D to state that it is instead SC-101 in the U.S. The European version of the handheld is said to meet the Euro Class D standard, but the Federal Communications Commission is more strict in its classifications. This news does not change the review’s final ratings, nor does it affect the M92D’s status as an Editor’s Choice product.
The May 2012 issue misstated the design loads for strong points on a 35-foot sailboat, according to the table of theoretical loads used by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Indicating minimum design loads for deck hardware used for anchoring or mooring (cleats, bitts, samson posts, etc.), the table shows that the cleat for a working anchor on a 35-foot sailboat should withstand loads up to 5,400 pounds. Other information appeared in the May 2012 issue.
The February 2014 PS Advisor headline should have read “Tankless Gas Water Heaters, Install in well-vented space and get a CO alarm.”