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Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Death of 121.5 EPIRB For The Coast Guard

Starting February 1, 2009 the COSPAS-SARSAT system will cease coverage 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency beacons and will begin tracking distress signals

January 22, 2009
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Digital Television Can’t Save Your Life…A 406 MHz EPIRB, PLB or ELT Can!

Most of you probably already know that starting in February 2009, over-the-air television broadcasts will be going digital in the United States. This means

December 26, 2008
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT, PLB… What’s The Difference?

In the following video we discus the various types of Position Indicating Radio Beacons. We explore the diffrences between an EPIRB, GPIRB, ELT and the

December 20, 2008
Total Views: 255

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Messenger Package – $60 Off

The gCaptain SPOT Messenger Contest is now closed and the units are in the mail but for those looking to get a unit of their own West Marine has

October 21, 2008
Total Views: 9

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Spot Messenger’s Secret Bunker – Houston TX

Panbo brings us a peek inside the secret underground bunker of SPOT Messenger. They write; My PMY March column about SPOT is now online, and you’ll see

October 2, 2008
Total Views: 21

Monday, September 22, 2008

gCaptain Contest – Win A Spot Satellite Messenger

The SPOT Contest is now closed, but you can keep commenting as if it were open.  Thank you everyone for your participation.  We will have the winners

September 22, 2008
Total Views: 7

Friday, May 23, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRBs Failure – The Investigation Continues

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SPECIAL EDITION By Robin Storm Both Captain John Konrad of gCaptain and I have written much on the importance of GPIRBs and EPIRBs

May 23, 2008
Total Views: 200

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I stumbled upon this post while doing research for our EPIRB Failure series. It’s new distress system developed by researchers at John Hopkins

May 6, 2008
Total Views: 148

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Globalstar Messenger – Emergency Locater

Panbo, the marine electronics blog, brings us today’s gCaptain Holiday Gift Suggestion. The unit is the SPOT Satellite Messenger & Emergency Locater

November 22, 2007
Total Views: 11

Friday, July 20, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure aboard the “Sean Seamour”

A harrowing story of the Emergency beacon failure aboard the sailing yacht "Sean Seamour". EPIRB links, information and winter North Atlantic

July 20, 2007
Total Views: 55


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