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  1. VHF External Speaker - Poly Planar

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all, My vhf is in the cabin, so I'd like to have an external speaker located in the cockpit. I've thought about moving it, but that's a bigger job that I'm willing to get into. I'm wondering if anybody has any experience with the poly-planar brand? I'm looking at the MB21 and MB41...
  2. Aids to navigation: which system?

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Hi all, first post here. I am trying to figure out if now a days, in the market, there is any VHF hand held radio with AIS (B) transceiver integrated? I have not been able to find one, as what I am looking is small device that can offer the 2 systems combined. I first thought in a AIS class B...
  3. VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX2200...

    Electronics
    VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 trxcvr vs Standard Horiz GX2200... VHF & AIS OPTIONS: Garmin vhf 200 w Garmin AIS 600 transceiver (share the vhf antenna) versus Standard Horizon GX2200 vhf(has its own AIS receiver only) with no additional AIS transceiver. (or maybe another...
  4. On Board Wireless Communication - any one want it?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Consider this a bit of a survey. In addition to being an avid sailor, I'm also a product guy. I do most of my sailing on a Beneteau 49. Most often, this is done short handed. We also race occasionally. I'm sure we are all experienced with attempting to communicate from cockpit to foredeck or to...
  5. new boat owner VHF issues

    Electronics
    Hi all- This is my first boat! Its an Islander 29 from 1968. I am updating and restoring it. I recently put in a new standard horizon VHF (the one with AIS and DCS). I'm having issues with it, and I'm not sure if its me, or the radio... I can tune into the weather channel, and can hear it...
  6. PLB or HX870 VHF with GPS and DSC Lake Michigan

    Electronics
    I'm going to be sailing on Lake Michigan solo this summer and considering getting a PLB like the AquaLink™ View PLB Model Number: PLB-350C / Part Number 2884 (is the extra money for the screen worth it? what does it allow you to do the other w/out screen doesnt?) or would I be "ok" with just a...
  7. DSC Radio Calls

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Like most modern VHF radios mine has the ability to do a DSC call. In fact mine is connected via the multifunction display to the AIS. This makes it a couple of button push from noticing a ship is going has entered my "zone of concern" - AIS or radar - to using the DSC function to call the ship...
  8. CB radio with SSB

    Electronics
    Okay, I'm hoping someone can answer this for me. Has anyone seen the new CB radios with SSB mode? First, I completely understand the CB is useless on a boat....unless you want to talk to truckers from the dock, because it operates on AM and is Citizens Band. But, this one has SSB mode. The...
  9. VHF Antenna Masthead Installation Questions

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the SailNet community, but have spent a lot of time reading the forums here. I am about to close on a boat later this week and have a question regarding a vhf antenna. The vessel is a 1975 Irwin 30 and although I see it has a fixed mount vhf, I did not notice any vhf...
  10. Safety & Rescue Thesis

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi there, I am working on a water safety and rescue product design thesis. And as part of my research I was hoping anyone reading this who ventures out into the sea could fill in any of these 4 questions.As much replies as possible is truly helpful. Thanks for your time. 1. Do you use a VHF...
  11. Is Ch 27 automatic radio check dead in Tochester?

    Chesapeake Bay
    Could not raise it last weekend. Is it my radio or doesn't it work anymore?
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