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Friday, February 8, 2008

USCG TO Continue HF Weather Broadcasts

USCG Press Release 7 Feb 2008: Last April the Coast Guard asked for public comment on the need to continue broadcasting high frequency (HF) high seas weather

February 8, 2008
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Friday, January 25, 2008

What Are You Sinking About?

g Captain's favorite video - what happens if you call the German Coast Guard when your ship starts sinking? What are you thinking about?? We're thinking this

January 25, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy Birthday AMVER

Bitterend brings us the anniversary of AMVER: Originally known as the Atlantic Merchant Vessel Emergency Reporting (AMVER) System, it became operational on

January 23, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008

A VHF Handheld To Float With

Navagear brings us info on Standard’s new floating handheld VHF: Standard Horizon HX850S VHF/GPS DSC Floating RadioNot that I spend a lot of waking OR

January 18, 2008
Total Views: 5

Saturday, January 5, 2008

AIS as a DSC Transceiver

Kurt Schwehr, UNH Professor and author of Kurt’s weblog point us to this quick tip; Fred Pot pointed me to the ability of an AIS device to assist in

January 5, 2008
Total Views: 7

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ideas for a new ECDIS

Techcrunch brings us the Dash in-car GPS navigator; Map mashups may be one of the coolest things on the Web, but they would be even cooler in your car.

October 28, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB

September 10, 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007

DSC for the Handheld Marine VHF

As mates, masters and pilots of really big ships we get plenty of bragging rights on the waterfront but the small guys have one thing on us, cool handheld

August 10, 2007
Total Views: 36

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Best Handhelf Marine VHF Icom M72

Richard’s Maritime Ramblings blog has a great post on thier favorite handheld VHF radio, the Icom IC-M72. While I am certainly not up to date on the

July 17, 2007
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

GMDSS or how I stopped worrying about and started to love/miss the Radio Officer

It think even those of us who are experts in technology are blow away by some of the capabilities today. Going to a Maritime Academy in the 90’s gave

May 15, 2007
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Death of the HF marine forecast?

Today’s MITAGS newsletter has a story about the USCG’s request for public information regarding the use of HF services including radio facsimile,

May 9, 2007
Total Views: 16


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