Communications

Field and Bench Tests Determine the Best Full-Feature VHF Radio for About $175

Practical Sailor tested 10 new mid-priced marine VHF radios. All VHFs tested are waterproof, can be interfaced with a GPS, and have Digital Select...

Practical Sailor Names 13 Products Best Gear of the Year

Practical Sailor’s annual wrap-up of the year’s best sailing equipment looks at our favorite top-rated products from November 2007 to November 2008, including the...

Six Remote Mics for VHF Radios Are Put to the Test

As single-handers and anyone sailing fogbound coastal waters traversed by high-speed ferries can attest, a reliable radio at the helm often becomes an essential...

Can You Hear Me Now? Mariner 500 Communication Aid

One of the many challenging aspects of on-board life is exchanging information between the helmsperson and the crew at the other end of the...

Mailport: 12/06

MARINE INSURANCE REDUXI have been reading with much interest your articles about marine insurance this year (April and May 2006). Every year, I look...

Uniden Adds Some Color to VHF Radio

Another receiver standard is called selectivity. It is the ability of the receiver to reproduce only the signals transmitting on your selected channel and...

Mid-Priced VHF Radios: Icom and Uniden Lead the Way

We rated the display screen on the West Marine 600 Good. It is far smaller than the screen on the UM525, but displays all...

PS Advisor: 09/05

Remote Units for VHF RadiosYour July 15 issue review of fixed-mount VHF radios didn't address one common problem. When I'm on board alone, at...

High-End VHF Radios: Icom and Standard Horizon Get Top Honors

The Standard Horizon Quantum 3500S is $415 and carries a 3-year warranty.Bottom Line: Good overall performance and features. The case design cuts down on...

Best Fixed-Mount VHF: Icom M302

Both receivers managed an Excellent rating for sensitivity, but rank below the best radios in selectivity specifications. The Oceanus is rated 65 dB...

Beneteau 423: What You Should Know | Boat Review

Looking to buy a 40-45 foot sailboat? Considering a Beneteau 423? See a Beneteau 423 for sale? What are the pros and cons of...