Icom Introduces M510BB Black Box VHF at Seattle Boat Show ‘23

KIRKLAND, Wash. (January 2023) – The 76th annual Seattle Boat Show sails into town February 3 through 11, 2023. With 300 exhibitors and more than 800 new and brokerage boats, find the latest in marine technology and accessories on display inside Lumen Field Event Center and right on the water at Bell Harbor Marina in downtown Seattle, Washington. Icom is excited to introduce the M510BB, our newest black box VHF radio. Find us and our entire lineup of marine radios on display at booth C2314. The M510BB can be installed conveniently out of sight when helm space is limited or if you…
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Seattle Boat Show, Feb. 3 to 11, 2023

SEATTLE – January 9, 2023. Sailing into town on Friday, Feb. 3 2023 and running through Saturday, Feb. 11, the 76th annual  Seattle Boat Show, will feature nearly 300 exhibitors with more than 800 new and brokerage boats—indoors at Lumen Field Event Center and on the water at Bell Harbor Marina—and the latest in marine accessories and technology. In addition to being a place to shop for the boat of one’s dreams, the show has always been a celebration of boating and a place for boaters to rendezvous with friends, plan for summer adventures and have some fun. The 76th…
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High frequency marine SSB radio propagation

High frequency marine SSB radio propagation

Even though satellite communications is taking an ever bigger slice of the voyaging communications pie, high frequency (HF) marine SSB is still used by voyagers. Here is a rundown of the basics of HF radio signal propagation to aid in using it effectively. HF radio energy traveling through the atmosphere or through space is subject to very little attenuation and the energy would arrive at the receiver as strong as it was radiated. Not all radio frequencies behave in the same way, however. Extremely high frequencies, higher than 10,000 MHz, can be attenuated by moisture and dust particles in the…
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Boating Writers International Scholarship

Boating Writers International Scholarship

Would you or someone you know enjoy pursuing a career in boating media? The BWI Active Interest Media Boating Journalist Scholarship was created to honor undergraduate college students who demonstrate a passion for the field of boating media and have a clear career goal to pursue in this field. Applications for this year may be downloaded from the Boating Writers website and will be accepted through January 17, 2023 If you know a deserving college/student who would like to pursue a career in boating journalism, photography, video, broadcasting, film, or art, please encourage them to apply. Judges will look for applicants with talent, promise and firsthand…
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The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 begins on Sept. 30

The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 begins on Sept. 30

The 36th SSCA Annapolis Cruising Conference and Gam 2022 is Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022 at the Maryland Yacht Club, Pasadena, Maryland. Registration is open for both SSCA members and for non-members. Go to this link to see seminar schedules, sign up for meals and CPR/Ham exams.   Speakers and presenters at the 2022 Annapolis Gam/Conference include our keynote speaker Pam Wall, cruising consultant, on "Outfitting Your Boat For Blue Water Cruising" and "Atlantic Circle: From Florida to Europe and Return." Chesapeake Bay magazine cruising editor Jody Argo Schroath will share special places up and down the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about…
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2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show set for 63rd edition

2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show set for 63rd edition

Fort Lauderdale, FL (August 29, 2022)- Ticket sales are now live for the 63rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will occur from October 26-30 just steps away from the sands of sunny South Florida. Taking place across seven locations, including the Broward County Convention Center (BCCC) and the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, guests are getting ready to sail-abrate with boating and yachting exhibitions that are set to provide an unforgettable experience during the five-day show. Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa Markets, this monumental event showcases more world and…
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Coast Guard Foundation Hires New Regional Director for the Gulf Coast

Stonington, Conn. – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today that Kelly P. Hodges recently joined the Foundation’s fundraising team. In her new position as regional director for the Gulf Coast, she will work closely with Coast Guard units in Texas, Louisiana and throughout America’s heartland to identify and fulfill education, morale and wellness, and family support for Coast Guard members. “We are so pleased Kelly has joined the Coast Guard Foundation team,” said Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “With her proven track-record…
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Coast Guard Foundation Prepares for Hurricane Season

Coast Guard Foundation Prepares for Hurricane Season

NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced today it is prepared to assist Coast Guard members and families during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will once again be above average. When these disasters occur, Coast Guard members are often first responders – leaving their own families and impacted homes and property behind to aid those in distress. “Coast Guard members tirelessly answer the call when they are…
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Navigational lights

Navigational lights

Navigational lights located on aids to navigation can provide an excellent way to verify your position when coming into coastal waters. Here are some factors to remember when dealing with navigational lights on lighthouses, lighted daymarks, light towers and buoys.  Characteristics  Navigational lights are given a characteristic light pattern to help mariners identify the light. These range through a variety of types:  Fixed Single occulting (light is on longer than it is off), group occulting, composite group occulting  Isophase (light is on as long as it is off)  Single flashing (light is off longer than it is on), group flashing,…
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ENDURANCE DISCOVERY LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST ENABLED BY INMARSAT FLEET XPRESS

Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, provided a high-speed connectivity solution to enable History Hit to broadcast the discovery of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, from the Southern Ocean. The legendary vessel was found on 5 March 2022 – the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s funeral – 3,008 metres below the icy surface of the Weddell Sea, bringing the Falklands Heritage Maritime Trust’s Endurance22 expedition to a successful conclusion. History Hit is the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) and content platform co-founded by historian Dan Snow with award-winning digital content agency and…
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