Marine Electronics

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  • Feature-loaded VHFs with GPS
     Subscribers OnlyThe big advantage of handheld VHF radios as compared to their fixed-mount brethren has always been portability....
  • Functions and Features
     Subscribers OnlyAfter charging the test units for 24 hours, testers ran each radio through a series of bench tests—including...
  • Garmin VIRB Review
    There are a handful of popular action cameras on the market, which is dominated by the now ubiquitous GoPro line....
  • Ultrasonic Wind Sensor Test
     Subscribers OnlyBeginning in March 2014 with a review of wind sensors, Practical Sailor embarked on a series of articles on wind...
  • How Do Ultrasonic Wind Sensors Work?
     Subscribers OnlyYou’re standing on the sailboat’s bow on a windy day, facing the helm and yelling “There is a rock...
  • DeLorme Satcom Solution
    We recently had a chance to ocean test the new DeLorme inReach Explorer on a passage from Sarasota, Fla., to the Dry...
  • Out, Out Brief Wiring Terminals!
     Subscribers OnlyEurostrips, Euroblocks, set-screw terminations—whatever you want to call them—they are here to stay. Many...
  • MMSIs for VHF Handhelds
    [IMGCAP(1)] In your Oct. 21, 2014 blog on calling mayday on an SSB, I wish you would have included what should be...

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