2007 Complete Cruising Solutions Catalog

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2007 Complete Cruising Solutions Catalog
Waypoint - HF Radio on Board
2007 Catalog
Marine Navigation, Communication, and Much More!
www.hfradio.com
(888) 537-2346
www.waypoints.com
(800) 584-4114
Welcome!
W
elcome to Waypoint
and HF Radio on
Board’s collection of the
finest products for offshore and
coastal navigation and communication. We offer an array of computer products, books, charts, radios, satellite systems, accessories,
and more to make cruising at
home or abroad a breeze.
Our companies are partners devoted to supplying solutions—not
just equipment—to make local or
bluewater cruising easy and safe.
Our founders are computer and
electronics professionals by education and cruisers by vocation.
Staff includes blue water cruisers
and racers with thousands of sea
miles. We evaluate our products
for quality and select them for utility to offer solutions we know will
work for you.
Complete Cruising Solutions
Table of Contents
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E-mail Solutions
Radar Solutions
Computer Navigation Solutions
Navigation Software and
Electronic Charts for Computers
Traditional Navigation Tools
Traditional Charts and Guides
Tidal, Routing, and Weather
Software
SSB and VHF Radio Equipment
and Accessories
Communication Comparison
Electronic Chart Cartridges
Our goal is to inform you so that
you can choose the solution that
best meets your needs. Our catalog is a bit unusual—we concentrate much more on helping you
learn how marine equipment
works rather than on pitching
products. Armed with our sidebar information, you’ll be better
able to ask the questions that will
help you find the best gear for
your boat and plans.
We’re
located
on the
AlamedaOakland
Estuary on
San
Francisco
Bay—see the map
on the catalog
back. Store visits
for one-on-one
consultation or
will-call pickup
are available
Monday-Friday.
Just give us a call or send us
an e-mail to schedule
your time with us. Of
course, we’re available 24/
7 online.
Waypoint and HF Radio on Board
are committed to your satisfaction—before and after the sale.
We supply installation info to help
you get running. All equipment
bundles are integrated to provide
you with a turnkey solution. Consider us your “front line” for technical support.
While much is new in our eleventh catalog, we invite you to
visit our web sites at http://
www.waypoints.com or http://
www.hfradio.com for updates,
specific support information, general boating and cruising tips, and
many, many more items of interest
to the nautically inclined.
©2007, Waypoint and HF Radio on Board
Prices and specifications are believed correct at publication and subject to change without
notice. All trademarks and names are the property of their respective trademark holders.
All products are sold with full manufacturer’s warranty. We expressly disclaim all warranties expressed or implied including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose and liability for any damages that may be incurred through use of the
products listed here, including, but not limited to, data loss.
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E-Mail On Board
Onboard E-Mail Solutions
ICOM M802 SSB + SCS PTC-II USB
Absolutely the best radio e-mail system
Send e-mail, transfer files, and make real-time data links with the SCS
Pactor-II Modem, ICOM’s M802 Marine SSB Radio, and Airmail email software. They’re the perfect package to make keeping in touch
with home from onboard fast and easy.
ICOM’s M802 SSB radio offers all the power you need with simplified channel and frequency programming and digital selective calling. Controls mount remotely for convenient operation.
SCS PTC-II Modems with the PTC-III upgrade feature the highest data
transfer rates, minimizing power consumed and likelihood of disconnect. They have the best weak signal performance and direct radio
frequency control. Just select a station and frequency from the Airmail software database, and your computer and modem do the rest.
Systems include all the components you need—just add the boat and
antenna! They’re tested for peak performance and programmed for
easy operation. Our user’s guide, Understanding Marine SSB Radio,
provides background information about performance, operation, licensing, and installation, and quick start guides are included.
199802
Complete Radio E-Mail System
$4449.00
Includes M802, AT140 tuner with cables and noise reduction, DSC watch antenna kit, copper strap, copper ground plates, antenna wire, PTC-II USB modem, PTC-III software upgrade, modem cables, Airmail software, start-up guides, two hours support (support and
system testing only available with complete systems)
192802
192140
192247
192347
191147
198888
198881
104972
ICOM M802 Marine SSB/Ham Radio
ICOM AT140 Antenna Tuner
AT140 Control Cable (10 meter)
AT140 Coax Cable w/ Line Isolator (10 Meter)
HF DSC Watch Antenna Kit
SCS Pactor-II USB Modem w/ PTC-III Upgrade
SCS Pactor-II Cable/Support Pack1
Mscan Meteo Weather Fax Software
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Only available with radio or modem systems purchased from
HF Radio On Board; kits for other radios from $215
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www.hfradio.com
$ 1769.00
$ 439.00
$ 71.00
$ 220.00
$ 199.00
$ 1098.00
$ 115.00
$ 249.00
N
o subject generates
more interest than e-mail
on board. Virtually every
cruiser needs to communicate
with shoreside; the Internet is now
their preferred method.
Cruisers most commonly choose
relatively economical HF radio email—whether Ham or SSB.
However, they often find that
sending data over a radio link is
challenging—radio e-mail is simply
not as reliable as using a telephone
connection, either traditional or
satellite. There are countless variables—propagation, radio installation, and antenna performance all
play roles in connection quality.
We’re constantly searching for solutions that stack the deck more in
favor of reliability; we think we’ve
found a winning hand with the
ICOM M802 SSB and the SCS
Pactor-II modem.
SCS PTC-II Modems have the highest HF data transfer rate, the best
weak signal performance, and
simple direct radio frequency control—they’re the robust and eastto-use radio e-mail modem available. ICOM’s M802 is its perfect
complement with the highest
level of frequency accuracy—critical for making and maintaining
data connections. The M802 is
designed for 150 watts continuous
output, which more than meets
data transmission demands. It also
requires no hardware or software
modification to correctly manage
data connections without spurious
signals or cumbersome wiring.
We received this e-mail during the
‘06 Pacific Cup: “Just a note to
tell you that all equipment is working flawlessly. The radio programming sure makes operating convenient, and the e-mail with our SCS
Modem and ICOM SSB is the
slickest thing yet.” Many other
cruisers think so, too.
Networking
W
ith the advent of new
technology, there are
new wrinkles in the perennially untidy business of networking marine instruments.
Radar Solutions
FURUNO NAVNET RADARS
Simple integration with ethernet
Introducing NavNet vx2
Radar/Chart Plotters: marine instruments that support integration with standard ethernet hardware
and software. You have
the flexibility to create a
variety of bridge configurations—up to four stations—and you can add
NavNet vx2 sounders,
GPS, depth instruments,
or even a computer and
MaxSea through a single
cable. All units also support NMEA 0183 electronics, too.
Most marine electronics hardware
is NMEA 0183 compatible and
uses a standard communications
“grammar” for all marine electronic devices so that equipment from
the same and different vendors
would work together. Some marine electronics devices are “talkers” while others are “listeners”
and still others are both. A talker’s
NMEA 0183 “sentences” contain
information about its device type
and status as well as the critical information that it was designed to
provide—such as latitude, longitude, etc. NMEA 0183 sentences
are transmitted over PC serial connections as well as through internal communications paths.
Ethernet, on the other hand, is a
standard for electronic communication that can be seen in virtually
every location where computers
are networked together. It is mechanically simple, using cables
that are similar to modular telephone connectors, and extremely
flexible, allowing literally hundreds
of instruments (like NavNet) and
computers to talk with each other
using inexpensive hubs, switches,
and routers to manage signals.
USB—universal serial bus—is related to the serial port, but more
flexible and robust. You name it—
printers, mice, cameras—there’s a
USB version available. Marine
equipment, however, with the exception of RADARpc, is not directly USB-compatible. USB is important, however, because it is the
most simple, reliable way to add
serial ports for radio or satellite email and navigation. Often, computers do not have even a single
port from the factory.
Furuno NavNet vx2 systems are fully modular, and there are endless
possibilities for system configuration. Here’s one of the most popular:
NIISYS
NavNet vx2 Complete System
Includes:
NN2104 NavNet vx2 Radar System
4 KW/24” Radome with 10.4” Color Display
NN1720 NavNet vx2 GPS Plotter
Includes 7” Color Display
ARP11PG NavNet Heading Sensor/ARPA
235DST Depth, Speed, and Temp SmartSensor
144423 NavNet Ethernet Cable, 10 M
116603 NavNet Heading NMEA Cable, 5 M
033407 NavNet SmartSensor Y Cable
*Cables included in vx2 Complete System but
also available individually; e-mail for pricing
$7149.00
$3979.00
$1869.00
$ 939.00
$ 229.00
*
*
*
For the ultimate in radar chart plotting flexibility consider Furuno’s
NavNet vx2 “Black Box” systems. They feature the same quality and
integration as standard NavNet vx2 systems but allow you to choose
the display you want—whether it’s one of Furuno’s sunlight-bright
waterproof displays or any standard computer monitor. Call for details.
Additional cables and ethernet hubs may be necessary to complete
your system. Please call (510) 814-8888 or e-mail [email protected]
for options, pricing, and specifications.
See p. 18 to order C-Map chart cartridges with your system.
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Electronic Navigation Solutions
Bring the power of Furuno’s NavNet to your computer with MaxSea
NavNet-Commander, powerful navigation software that integrates
and operates your NavNet electronics, too. Or try MaxSea Navigator+ for basic, stand-alone computer navigation. Visit
www.waypoints.com for a full description, configuration options,
and a selection of MapMedia cartography.
MaxSea
Navigator+
Unlimited Routes, Marks, etc.
Smooth Chart Scrolling
Seamless Chart Display (“quilting”)
Chart Rotation (Course, North Up)
Real-Time GPS Navigation
Route, Trip, ETA Planning
Direct Autopilot Control
Upload/Download GPS Waypoints
Tide/Current Information Display
ETA Calculation with Current Adjustment
Maptech (BSB) Chart Support
NDI/Canadian Chart Support
SoftChart Chart Support
Passport Vector Chart Support
ENC/S-57 Vector Chart Support
C-Map NT & CM93.3 Chart Support
Bathy contours drawn from sounder data
AIS Target Display
Weather Chart Download/Overlay
3-D Navigation with Bathy Charts
ARPA Radar Target Display
NavNet
Commander
optional
optional
GRIB
GRIB
optional
optional
Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 200 MHz, WIN 2000/XP, 128 Mb RAM, SVGA
graphics (16 bit color), 700 Mb Hard Disk space, CD-ROM, USB port, Serial port
Recommended System: Pentium 800 MHz, WIN 2000/XP, 512 Mb RAM, XGA graphics ,
16X CD-ROM or faster, USB or Parallel port, Serial port, 15” LCD screen or larger
113548
113553
113555
113549
113550
129839
MaxSea Navigator+
Sailing Performance Module for Navigator+
Weather Routing Module for Navigator+
ARPA Radar/AIS Module for Navigator +
MaxSea NavNet Commander
MapMedia Chart Region
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C
omputer charting and
navigation programs are
exciting innovations for
boaters. With detailed color
charts and capable software to display and manage them, boaters
now can bring the highest quality
navigation information on board.
And, with more powerful, less expensive computers, boaters now
can own a navigation system that
costs less than a single-function
chart plotter and handles an array
of functions from weather forecasting to communications.
MAXSEA
Nav software’s “best kept secret”
Electronic Charting Function
Charting Software
$ 479.95
$ 229.95
$ 229.95
$ 229.95
$ 1429.95
$ 169.95
All computer charting and navigation programs work similarly.
First, the software is transferred
onto the hard disk of a desktop or
notebook computer. The
computer’s serial port then is connected to a GPS receiver that provides position information. Electronic charts that are available on
floppy disks or CD-ROM’s also
can be loaded on the computer’s
hard disk or accessed directly.
When the navigation program
starts, it receives the current position from the GPS, displays the appropriate chart for that position,
and marks position on the chart.
As the vessel moves, position
changes are updated. Typically,
information such as the vessel’s
heading and speed also are displayed. Courses and routes can
be entered by pointing and clicking on the chart, rather than by
typing in numbers, and stored for
future use.
Charting software is a wonderful
navigation aid. However, it is designed to supplement navigation
information from other sources
and should not be used as a sole
source of information. As errors
and malfunctions are possible with
any system, please carry alternate
navigation aids, continue utilizing
traditional navigation methods,
and maintain a proper watch.
Visit www.waypoints.com for additional navigation software products and information.
Computer Health
K
eeping computers healthy
onboard is easy. Just:
1. Keep computers from direct
contact with water. Locate your
system away from frequentlysplashed areas and consider a watertight storage case. However,
while all boats are moist, moisture
(even salty, damp air) does not
seem to harm computers.
2. Secure computer systems. No
computer will perform after it’s
tossed around in a seaway. All
systems should be secured firmly
with brackets or high-tension
Velcro® to keep them attached to
tables or nav stations.
3. Give computers clean, reliable
power. While some notebook
computers come with 12V direct
connections, we do not recommend that you use them. These
adapters are designed for automobile charging systems that provide
less noisy, more constant power
than marine systems. We recommend that you use a small, dedicated inverter to power your computer via its 110V charger. The inverter provides inexpensive protection from any noise on your
boat’s 12V system, as well as more
efficient power conversion than a
large house inverter.
4. Keep backup copies of software. Accidents happen; data
can be lost. Make sure you can
restore your system if you lose or
delete files. For convenience, consider a backup device; some
newer notebook systems offer optional internal CD-RW capability.
5. Protect external metal connectors with a moisture displacer.
Generally, we do not see corrosion on computers, even after
years at sea. Taking care to wipe
away any visible salt and keeping
connectors lightly sprayed with a
moisture displacer (Corrosion X,
Boeshield, or CRC CO) will assure
that no corrosion starts. Do NOT
use petroleum jelly or spray lubricants (such as WD-40).
Navigation Software
NOBELTEC
Weather, 3D, optional radar support
Nobeltec’s Visual Series is a customer favorite. All versions feature
advanced quilting for seamless chart presentation and the best onscreen resolution. VNS features weather overlay, 3-D bathymetric
display, and street maps; Admiral adds enhanced vessel display, a
professional Nav View, and ARPA radar targeting.
Electronic Charting Function
Unlimited Routes, Marks, etc.
Smooth Chart Scrolling
Seamless Chart Display (“quilting”)
Chart Rotation (Course, North Up)
Real-Time GPS Navigation
Route, Trip, ETA Planning
Direct Autopilot Control
Upload/Download GPS Waypoints
Tide/Current Information Display
ETA Calculation with Current Adjustment
Maptech (BSB) Chart Support
NDI/Canadian (BSB) Chart Support
SoftChart Chart Support
Passport Vector Chart Support
ENC/S-57 Vector Chart Support
C-Map NT & CM93.3 Chart Support
Bathy contours drawn from sounder data
AIS Target Display
Weather Chart Download/Overlay
3-D Navigation with Bathy Charts
ARPA Radar Target Display
Visual
Nav Suite
Admiral
optional
optional
New Nobeltec Plus PacksTM add sophisticated planning capability to
VNS or Admiral. Sailing Plus displays on-screen indicators, such as
laylines, reverse laylines, and over-the-chart wind indicators with polar targets and actuals for instant performance verification with realtime strip charts. Or, add satellite weather with Weather Plus and an
optional XM Satellite Weather Receiver.
Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 800 MHz, WIN 98/NT/2000/ME/XP, 128 Mb
RAM, SVGA graphics, 10 Mb Hard Disk space, CD-ROM, Parallel printer port, Serial port
Recommended System: Pentium 1.2 GHz, WIN 98/NT/2000/ME/XP, 512 Mb RAM, XGA
graphics, 16X CD-ROM or faster, Parallel printer port, Serial port, 14” LCD screen or larger
116624
116544
116623
128801
Visual Navigation Suite
Admiral
Nobeltec Plus Pack (Specify Weather or Sailing)
AIS Black Box Receiver
$429.95
$999.95
$279.95
$189.95
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Navigation Software
COASTAL EXPLORER
Sophisticated functions; great value!
Sail Magazine reports
that Coastal Explorer is
“stable, well-crafted,
and loaded with fresh
ideas...a humdinger of a
new PC charting program”. We think you’ll
agree.
Coastal Explorer includes new S-57 ENC
charts for U. S. coastal
and inland areas and supports Maptech and SoftChart raster charts,
too. It automatically quilts all charts together—even photos—for a
seamless view and integrates tidal data and sailing directions automatically for complete information on screen. Virtual instrument displays and obstacle alerts make boat handling simpler, too.
Coastal Explorer supports most AIS receivers for advanced targeting
and collision avoidance. It’s a great value, too—the entire navigation
software package including a library of charts for U. S. waters costs
less than the targeting add-on for other products.
Coastal
Explorer
Electronic Charting Function
Unlimited Routes, Marks, etc.
Smooth Chart Scrolling
Seamless Chart Display (“quilting”)
Chart Rotation (Course, North Up)
Real-Time GPS Navigation
Route, Trip, ETA Planning
Direct Autopilot Control
Upload/Download GPS Waypoints
Tide/Current Information Display
ETA Calculation with Current Adjustment
Maptech (BSB) Chart Support
NDI/Canadian (BSB) Chart Support
SoftChart Chart Support
Passport Vector Chart Support
ENC/S-57 Vector Chart Support
C-Map NT & CM93.3 Chart Support
Bathy contours drawn from sounder data
AIS Target Display
Weather Chart Download/Overlay
3-D Navigation with Bathy Charts
ARPA Radar Target Display
Minimum System Requirements: Pentium 350 MHz, WIN 2000/XP, 128 Mb RAM, SVGA
graphics, 500 Mb Hard Disk space, CD-ROM, Serial port
Recommended System: Pentium III or later, WIN 2000/XP, 256 Mb RAM, XGA graphics,
8X CD-ROM or faster
121725
128801
Coastal Explorer
AIS Black Box Receiver
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$379.95
$189.95
P
AIS
icture a shipboard display
with electronic chart data
that includes a mark for every ship within VHF radio range.
Then, add information that shows
speed and heading. Each mark
could reflect the acutal size of the
ship and report its latitude and longitude. If you selected the mark
you could learn the ship’s name,
course, speed, classification, and
other information. Maneuvering
information, closest point of approach, time to closest point of approach, and other target information would also be available as
well as destination. In other
words, you’d have much of the information that’s available to the
VTS at your fingertips.
This information can be yours
NOW with an inexpensive AIS—
Automatic Identification System—
receiver, navigation software that
supports AIS display, and an
onboard computer.
AIS is a system used by ships and
vessel traffic systems to identify
vessels at sea. Radio transponders
are integrated with GPS systems
and other navigation equipment to
report vessel movement automatically. Ships of greater than 300
gross tons are required to install
AIS; other smaller commercial vessels are installing systems as well.
Because a given area of ocean can
get very crowded, vessels that are
anchored or are moving slowly
transmit less frequently than those
moving faster or changing course.
Each transponder transmits on two
redundant channels and can be
“seen” for approximately 20 nautical miles (with direct line of sight).
Recreational boaters are not required to have AIS transponders
onboard. However, many are installing inexpensive receivers that
integrate with nav software to display AIS information on computer.
It’s a great aid for collision avoidance in waters crowded with big
ships and provides information to
supplement radar.
Electronic Charts
Electronic Charts
N
o computer charting/
navigation system is
complete until it can access electronic charts. Charts are
available from five primary vendors in four proprietary formats at
an array of prices. Individually,
they cost about what a paper
chart would; CD collections cost
much less. Most are raster images—color “pictures” of a paper
chart. They include all information that you would find on the
charts from which they are
scanned, such as depth markings,
buoys, and more. Vector charts
for computers are just being released and share similar information.
Electronic charts need to be updated just like paper charts. You
can update an electronic chart in
many ways. The simplest, least
expensive—and most labor-intensive—is to hand-enter update information that is referenced in the
Coast Guard’s Local Notices to
Mariners. This requires that your
charting software be annotationcapable. Each manufacturer
handles this option differently, so
you may want to investigate its
method before selecting an application. Local Notices to Mariners
are available as a free weekly mailing from the U. S. Coast Guard or
may be accessed from the Internet
at http://www. navcen.uscg.mil.
NGA also offers NTM updates on
its web site at www.nima.mil (follow links to the Marine Safety section).
Electronic chart vendors offer update options that make correcting
your charts fast and easy—for a
fee. Most offer update CD’s to
provide users with current chart
versions. Update downloads are
promised; call us or consult our
web site for details and prices.
Call or e-mail for NOAA, NGA, or
Canadian Hydrographic chart
catalogs, or visit http://www.
waypoints.com
FUGAWI
New! Navigate with Navionics
Turn your GPS and laptop or
pocket computer into a complete
land and sea navigation system
with Fugawi Marine ENC, the first
commercial navigation system to
use new free ENC S-57 vector
charts that are available from
NOAA or the Army Corps of Engineers. It has all the functions you’d expect in a nav software package
plus Pocket PC®/Palm® compatibility and support for most major raster charts, GPS topos, and street maps, too.
Got Navionics cards on board? Choose Fugawi Marine ENC with an
optional Navionics NavPlanner card reader to bring the power of
Navionics to your PC. See p. 18 for NavPlanner details.
116639
128624
Fugawi Marine ENC
Fugawi Marine ENC w/ NavPlanner
$199.95
$289.95
MAPMEDIA CHARTS
The best cartography for MaxSea
Want the best charts for MaxSea navigation for Mexico and the South
Pacific? Looking for the finest French and Italian charts for the Med?
Try MapMedia Charts. They’re designed for MaxSea, and our customers tell us that they’re superior for many favored cruising grounds.
MapMedia Charts are available encrypted on regional CD’s and may
be unlocked to your MaxSea dongle via e-mail for the ultimate in
cruising convenience. Dozens of regions are available; visit
www.waypoints.com for a complete selection.
129839
MapMedia Chart Region
$169.95
MM2-MEX-010
Bay of Campeche-Honduras
MM2-MEX-020
Mexico Pacific Coast
Native Mexican cartography with unparalleled detail!
MM2-NZL-010
New Zealand and Adjacent Islands
MM2-OCE-020
Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Wallis, and Futuna Islands
MM2-OCE-030
Tonga, Samoa, Tokelau, and Cook Islands
MM2-OCE-100
Nouvelle Caledonie
MM2-SPO-100
Iles de la Societe
MM2-SPO-110
Iles Gambier
MM2-SPO-120
Iles Marquises-Tuamotu
MM2-MED-012
Gibraltar to Algiers
MM2-MED-013
Algiers to Bizerte
MM2-MED-014
Tunisia to Libya
MM2-MED-010
Eastern Spain to the Balearics
MM2-MED-020
Italy to Western Sardinia
MM2-MED-040
Adriatic Sea
MM2-MED-050
Aegean Sea
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Electronic Charts
Vector vs. Raster
MAPTECH
Chart around the world
A
re vector charts better
than rasters? Each has advantages.
A raster chart is an exact replica—a
picture—of a paper chart. To create it, a chart litho master or the paper chart itself is scanned to create
a computer image. Then, geographical information is linked to
the image to create a latitude/longitude grid that allows GPS position
$279.95 information to be plotted. File sizes
$279.95 range from 0.5-5 Mb, depending
$279.95 on the amount of detail.
Chart around the world with Maptech’s
collections of charts from NDI/Canadian
Hydro,British Admiralty, French Hydro, Imray,
CYC, and the Royal New Zealand Navy. BSB4
format (except where noted). Check http://www.waypoints.com for
collections for the British Isles, Atlantic France and Spain, and
Scandinavia.
19P01
19P02
19P03
19N06
19N07
19N08
19A01
19A02
19A03
19A04
19A81
19A82
19A83
19A84
200R9
20R91
20031
20036
20041
20042
20034
20038
20163
20164
2CUBS
20R11
2R111
20044
2MED01
2MED02
2MED03
2MED04
2MED05
2MED06
2MED07
2MED08
2MED09
2MED10
20370
20371
20372
2FR01
2FR02
2NZ700
2NZ78
2NZ79
2FR07
2FR08
2NZ77
Juan de Fuca to Queen Charlotte Strait
Queen Charlotte Strait to Dixon Entrance
West Coast Vancouver Island
Montreal to Quebec
Kingston to Montreal
Quebec to Anticosti Island West
North Gulf of St. Lawrence, West Newfoundland
Gulf of St. Lawrence, South Portion
Nova Scotia, South Portion; Bay of Fundy
Newfoundland East and South
Lake Superior (Canada)
Lake Huron /N. Channel/Georgian Bay (Canada)
Lake Erie (Canada)
Lake Ontario/Trent Severn Waterway (Canada)
Bahamas
Near Bahamas, Berrys, Bimini, Abaco, Grand Bahama
Hispaniola, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic
Texas/Mexico Border to Campeche Bank
Yucatan Peninsula to Nicaragua, Jamaica, Caymans
Panama Canal to Nicaragua, Jamaica, Caymans
Panama Canal to Colombia/Venezuela Border
Yucatan Peninsula to Panama, Jamaica, Caymans
Panama Canal to Acapulco, Mexico
Acapulco, Mexico to San Diego, CA*
North and South Coasts of Cuba, Set
U.S. Virgin Islands to Grenada
U.S. and British Virgin Islands
Newport to Bermuda
Strait of Gibraltar to Nice*
West Coast of Italy including Corsica and Sardinia*
Balearic Islands*
Algeria and Tunisia*
Adriatic Sea*
Ionian Sea and Malta*
Aegean Sea and Crete*
Coast of Turkey and Eastern Greek Islands*
Libya to Antalya including Cyprus and Suez Canal
South Biscay and Finisterre
France West Coast
Atlantic Islands to Strait of Gibraltar
Atlantic Coasts of Spain or Portugal
S. Coast of France, Port de Sete to Monaco
France: Corsica
New Zealand, North and South Island Set*
New Zealand, North Island*
New Zealand, South Island*
New Caledonia
French Polynesia
Cook Islands and Tonga*
*BSB3 or earlier
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A vector chart, however, is a representation of paper chart information produced by drawing and classifying “objects”—numerical constructs of visual information. Objects can be simple or complex, visual or informational, and can be
arranged in relationships to one another. Because the chart data is
numeric rather than graphic, file
sizes are at least tenfold smaller.
Vector charts often are called “intelligent” because information can
be displayed at will. However,
they may look very different than
their paper counterparts, while the
raster chart is an exact copy.
Historically, vector charts have
been available only as “chips”—
cartridges that fit into plotters,
which have not had the processing
power to read and manipulate
graphic data. Computer-readable
vectors now are available. The
newest are ENC’s—Electronic Navigational Charts—that are free from
NOAA and compatible navigation
software vendors. ENC’s feature excellent detail and a wealth of hidden information. They’re still experimental, though, may not be up
to date, and do not cover all U. S.
waters.
Not all navigation software is vector-capable, so if vector functions
are important, choose a vector-capable program.
Charting the Future
W
Traditional Navigation Equipment
e just take charts, particularly the traditional
government paper versions, for granted. After all, they’re
always going to be there.
Maybe not, particularly in the case
of charts that are produced by the
U. S. Government for locations
outside of U. S. waters. These
charts could become unavailable
in the very near future.
International charts are produced
by the National
Geospatialintelligence Agency
(NGA)—part of the Department
of Defense. In many cases, they
do not survey when creating a
new chart; they, instead, will use
local cartography. Up to the early
nineties, cartography was shared
freely. At that time a series of
cross-licensing agreements were
negotiated to allow sharing. Recently, however, a number of nations decided to terminate licensing altogether, because of security
and copyright concerns. When
the licenses are terminated, charts
no longer can be produced except
by the country that “owns” them,
which means that:
104638
104647
Starpilot Celestial Navigation Calculator ___
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Global Marine
A handheld solution to ocean navigation that is more advanced
than many computer programs. Includes all almanacs and publications in memory. PC version available.
114433 Starpilot Titanium Calculator
$349.95
114431 Starpilot Software (PC-Compatible)
$139.95
Elegant Navigation Set
Weems and Plath
122001
3. Charts on cartridge, CD, and
chartbooks may become more expensive. Many that use the noncopyrighted U. S. charts as source
may be required to purchase international versions.
We’re watching the situation
closely. You should, too.
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Give your favorite navigator the
perfect gift: an elegant mahogany
case filled with the finest brass
one-hand dividers, brass-armed
parallel rules, and a lovely brass
liquid-filled compass.
Elegant Navigation Set
$89.95
ChartKit Plotting Board
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Weems and Plath
Give your chart books a secure surface for navigating. Includes hardwood board, plotting arm with compass rose, plastic cover.
121888 ChartKit Plotting Board
$ 89.95
127922 Erasable Marking Pens
$ 6.95
1. International charts will be
more expensive. While our charts
are around $19 each, British Admiralty, Australian, and New
Zealand charts are closer to $40
per copy.
2. Charts will be less readily
available. While many chart
agents offer foreign charts—including Waypoint—we don’t keep
as many in stock. Allow time for
us to order them for you.
Astra IIIB Sextant
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Astra
Never before has such a high quality metal sextant been available at such a low price. Highlyrated. Deluxe model features rectangular index
mirror for added durability and brightness.
Specify half (traditional) or whole horizon.
Astra IIIB Deluxe (whole or half mirror)
$ 510.95
Practice Bubble Horizon
$ 49.95
Traditional Navigation Tools
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Weems and Plath
Choose from the complete line of
Weems and Plath Navigation
Tools—preferred by professionals
for more than 75 years. Here are
some of our favorites:
122165
122099
121777
122145
122144
122141
122170
104646
122280
122231
122122
122258
Primary Navigation Set
NavPak
24” Parallel Rulers
18” Parallel Rulers
15” Parallel Rulers
12” Parallel Rulers
Protractor Triangle with Handle
Portland Chart Plotter
Rolling Parallel Plotter
Traditional Divider, Brass, 7”
One-Hand Divider, Brass, 7”
Ultralight Dividers/Compass
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
39.95
49.95
34.95
21.95
14.95
13.95
11.95
24.95
17.95
23.95
29.95
14.95
Visit our website at http://www.waypoints.com for complete descriptions and other equipment for cruisers.
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Print on Demand
Traditional Charts and Guides
ChartBook
Mariner’s Ink
West Coast favorites are full-sized in full color
116365 N. California, Pt. Sur to Oregon Border
116367 S. California, Pt. Sur to Ensenada
116364 W. Mexico-Panama Canal, Sea of Cortez
116366 Pacific Northwest, Oregon-Puget Sound
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$49.95
$39.95
$99.95
$99.95
ChartKit
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Maptech
Ideal companions for electronic charts; include aerial photos
114995 Canadian Border to Block Island
$109.95
115006 New York to Nantucket to Cape May
$109.95
114997 Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
$109.95
115007 ICW: Norfolk to Jacksonville
$109.95
114999 Florida E. Coast and Keys
$109.95
115000 Florida W. Coast and the Keys
$109.95
115004 Near Bahamas
$ 74.95
114996 Central Bahamas
$ 74.95
114998 Southeast Bahamas
$ 74.95
115010 Dominican Republic-Spanish Virgin Islands
$ 74.95
115009 California: San Francisco-Ensenada
$ 89.95
115001 Lake Michigan
$ 44.95
115008 Pac. Northwest, Puget Sound-Vancouver
$109.95
Caribbean Yachting Charts
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Nautical Publications
Colorful, accurate passage and harbor chart packs include magnifier,
guide to symbols, and waterproof case; CD-ROM version available
115011 Virgin Islands, St. Thomas-Sombrero
$69.95
115002 Leeward Islands, Anguilla-Antigua
$69.95
115003 Leeward Islands, Guadeloupe-Martinique
$69.95
115012 Windward Islands, St. Lucia-Grenada
$69.95
Great Lakes Chartbooks
Richardson’s Publishing
Charts plus aerial photos and local knowledge
117838 Lake Huron
117840 Lake Ontario
117837 Lake Erie
117836 Hudson River and Adjacent Waterways
117841 Lake Superior
117839 Lake Michigan
Evergreen Pacific Northwest Chart Books
Evergreen Pacific Publishers
Local cruiser’s favorites for U. S. and Canadian waters
118942 Puget Sound-Queen Charlotte Strait
118943 Washington Waters
118948 Columbia, Snake, Willamette Rivers
118945 San Juan and Gulf Islands
Marine Atlas
Bayless Enterprises
Charts plus tried-and-true routes, facility info, aerial photos
119851 Olympia, WA-Malcolm Island, B. C.
119852 Port Hardy, B. C.-Skagway, AK
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$99.95
$84.95
$89.95
$69.95
$79.95
$69.95
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$49.95
$26.95
$39.95
$37.95
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$49.95
$49.95
Waypoint is your world chart source for NOAA, NGA, Canadian
Hydrographic, British Admiralty, New Zealand, Australian, Imray,
and a host of other private cartographers. Visit our website at
http://www.waypoints.com to select charts or order catalogs. Voyage planning services are also available.
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K
eeping charts up-to-date
can be a struggle, particularly when the new chart
you’ve purchased needs correcting
even before you’ll use it the first
time! NOAA’s Print on Demand
(POD) charts help solve part of
your updating problems by providing a chart that is printed only
when you need it, with all corrections made to date.
How does Print on Demand work?
First, NOAA cartographers generate an electronic version of one of
the thousands of charts for U. S.
waters. They then update the
electronic data with any corrections that are necessary, weekly.
When a chart agent orders a chart,
a full-sized paper version of the updated electronic file is printed.
POD charts look much like their
traditional lithographed counterparts. Their colors are, however,
brighter so they’re easier to read.
They’re available in two finishes:
water-resistant paper or laminated
in matte plastic to be completely
water and abrasion proof.
POD versions of most charts for U.
S. waters are available. Select either the recreational version,
which includes cruiser-friendly
tidal, marina, and local data, or the
commercial version that includes
VTS and pilot contacts.
Finally, “print on demand” does
mean “print on site”. The printing
technology required to produce a
chart with sufficient accuracy for
navigation, while expensive, is
now available from a select group
of chart agents. We’re one of
them. It takes around five minutes
to produce a chart—fast, easy, always in stock, and always up to
date.
Visit www.waypoints.com for POD
selection. Order online for will-call
pickup or call us with your order;
we’ll have your charts waiting!
P
Datum
eriodically, we get a rather
aggrieved call from a customer who tells us that a
particular chart—usually electronic
or for foreign waters—is inaccurate. They’re plotted on land instead of in an anchorage, or
they’re consistently a mile west of
their actual position. What gives?
Charts are occasionally inaccurate,
but most of the time mis-plotting is
an issue of datum. A datum is a
reference point used to measure
other points. A chart’s horizontal
datum defines a particular mathematical shape for the earth—it’s
not a perfect sphere—that allows a
cartographer to establish a latitude/longitude grid (a graticule)
for a chart. Modern charts use the
WGS84 datum—World Geodetic
System, 1984; most GPS units assume this datum is in use.
However, some older charts continue to use alternate datums. No
problem—unless your GPS datum
and chart datum disagree. If they
do, an incorrect latitude/longitude
grid will be applied to the GPS position relative to the chart, and
your position will appear to be
misreported. To correct matters,
just alter the datum your GPS
uses; you’ll find several dozen in
its memory for this contingency.
Datum is typically reported in a
chart’s title block, which can be
viewed directly on an electronic
chart or accessed through a charting software’s chart info field.
Some programs will even warn
you when a chart with an odd datum is accessed.
Learn more about navigation and
cartography with Dutton’s Navigation and Piloting—a classic reference. If you’re looking for something more readable, try
Hubbard’s Boater’s Bowditch—a
plain English explanation of the
“practical” in the American Practical Navigator.
Marine Software Utilities
TIDES & CURRENTS PROFESSIONAL
Install in seconds; predict for a lifetime
Tides & Currents Professional
instantly predicts both tides
and currents for thousands of
locations in North and Central America and displays
current information on electronic charts. Search for
highs and lows, absolutes, or
swings plus max floods and
ebbs, duration of slack water,
and much more for any date
between 1900 and 2100. Print reports and calendars or export data
to other documents. Plan routes and upload them to your GPS.
Pro version includes data for East and West coasts of North and Central America. Add prediction capability for world locations with regional tide and current add-on’s.
116609
11655X
116559
Tides & Currents Professional
Tides & Currents Regional Data Add-On
$ 99.95
$ 54.95
Region 1—North Atlantic, Europe, Mediterranean, Baltic
Region 2—South Atlantic, eastern South America, Africa
Region 3—Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf
Region 4—Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, China, Russia
Region 5—New Guinea, Australia, Timor
Region 6—Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Galapagos, western S. America
NOAA West—West coasts of North and Central America ($74.95)
NOAA East—East coasts of North and Central America ($74.95)
World Data Add-On (all regions)
$399.95
VISUAL PASSAGE PLANNER 2
Electronic pilot charts for the world
For open ocean route planning,
finding weather windows for
long passages, and understanding prevailing wind, weather,
and current patterns, pilot charts
are the sailor’s best resource.
Digital Wave’s Visual Passage
Planner is the first program that
brings pilot chart planning to the
computer. Plan passages and
plot waypoints, then generate
reports for routing, weather, and
more. Automatic route optimization finds the safest, warmest,
fastest route, generating intermediate waypoints from only start and
end point input.
105057
105058
Visual Passage Planner
Visual Passage Planner upgrade from ver. 1
$119.95
$ 39.95
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Call (800) 584-4114 or (510) 769-1547
Marine Weather Forecasting
Weather Fax
MSCAN METEO
Choose sound card or PTC-II interface
Mscan Meteo is a powerful easy-to-use
program for receiving weather fax
images, GRIB’s, and NAVTEX with your
PC and HF radio. Just connect your
radio to your computer’s sound card or
SCS PTC modem, load Mscan, and
you’re ready to receive. No dedicated
serial port is required.
Mscan Meteo collects every line of fax data for crisper, clearer images. Fax images are recorded in standard .bmp or .gif formats for
easy export. GRIB files can be automatically requested through radio
or satellite e-mail. Remote radio control is available for ICOM and
other radios to automate NAVTEX scanning with image collection
(additional hardware may be required).
104972
129842
Mscan Meteo (WIN 98/ME/XP/2000)
Adapter Plug (for most ICOM jacks)
$249.95
$ 2.95
NX300 DUAL-CHANNEL
Paperless NAVTEX receiver
If you’re coastal cruising, you’ll find text
weather information broadcast via
NAVTEX. Furuno’s NX300 Paperless
NAVTEX Receiver is the simplest, most
economical way to monitor NAVTEX
weather plus navigational warnings,
safety alerts, and much more.
99158
NX300
$389.00
ELECTRONIC MARINE BAROMETER
A recording marine barometer is one of
the handiest tools for the offshore sailor.
Weems and Plath’s Electronic Marine
Barometer is designed to display current
conditions plus history with fine detail.
121999
Electronic Barometer
STARPATH WEATHER TRAINER
Learn to forecast weather from weather fax
charts as well as by local observation with
Starpath’s Weather Trainer, an interactive, selfpaced computer learning tool for anyone from
beginners to old salts.
121741
Weather Trainer
$124.95
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$99.95
R
ed sky at night, sailor’s delight... This simple rhyme is
probably the first marine
weather forecasting tool you used.
It’s a good one—red skies indicate
dry air to the west with fair
weather on the way—but, before
venturing offshore, more information is imperative. For comprehensive, current, reliable information, marine weather facsimile
charts are the standard.
Weather fax transmissions are similar to faxes you receive via telephone. The sender’s fax machine
scans a document and processes it
into line after line of dots—black,
white, and grays. It then translates
the dots into tones, where a tone’s
pitch corresponds to the color of a
dot. If you’ve “listened” to a fax,
you probably heard warbling, high
and low pitched tones. As your
fax decoder “hears” the tones, it
translates them back into dots
and, subsequently, characters.
Instead of using phone lines, a
weather station’s fax broadcasts
over marine SSB. Specialized
computer hardware/software
packages allow sailors to connect
a PC to the audio output of a SSB
receiver to collect and decode the
broadcast information automatically.
Weather fax information typically
consists of up to a dozen different
kinds of synoptic weather charts
that show the meteorological conditions over a given area. Approximately 70 stations around the
world broadcast charts for their
area, so it is possible to get
weather charts almost everywhere.
Their interpretation, however, is
left to you, so an understanding of
marine weather is necessary to
fully use them. Starpath’s
Weather Trainer is an excellent
tool for learning to understand marine weather and interpret weather
charts. Visit www.waypoints.com
for details.
HF Radio
M
arine Single Side Band
or Ham—what’s the
difference? None—in
terms of range, clarity or installation. Both transmit and receive
within the 2-30 MHz bands of the
radio frequency spectrum, so the
laws of physics say that they will
work similarly.
There are big differences in licenses and permitted use:
1. License requirements for a marine SSB are the same as for a
VHF: a ship’s license—endorsed
for SSB frequencies—and a Restricted Radiotelephone License.
Yes, you’ll still need them, especially if you’re bound for foreign
waters. No testing is involved—fill
out the form and send the FCC
your money. See page 19 for licensing details.
2. The minimal, useful license for
worldwide Ham use is the General. You must pass a test on radio theory and rules and receive
Morse Code at 5 words per
minute. The code requirement
may be eliminated soon.
3. You cannot use Ham radio to
do business that generates profit
for you. For example, you can order parts from a supplier—you
don’t profit from the transaction.
Otherwise, you can do many of
the same things on Ham radio as
on SSB.
Ham and SSB equipment differ. A
true marine SSB is designed for
simple operation on marine frequencies and can be operated
while knowing little of the radio itself. While Ham radio hardware
can be modified—illegally—to
transmit on marine frequencies, it
is more difficult and confusing to
operate. Many individuals choose
a hybrid radio—type accepted for
both marine SSB and Ham frequencies—because it is a true marine SSB that operates like a simple
Ham radio at a price comparable
to Ham-only transceivers.
Marine Communication
ICOM M710
Simply, the best!
ICOM’s IC-M710 radio offers ICOM quality in a marine SSB with Ham capability. Channel presets
and a bright alphanumeric
display simplify tuning.
Rugged construction and
the highest quality components provide years of reliable service in the harshest marine environments.
All M710 radio/tuner/cable packages are system-tested to ensure
they’re performance-ready and programmed for easy SSB, Ham, and
e-mail operation.
99710
92714
92711
Complete M710 System
(Radio, Tuner, Cables)
ICOM M710-01 Marine SSB/Ham*
ICOM AT130 Antenna Tuner*
$2099.00
$1389.00
$ 399.00
*Performance testing, programming, and installation or
operation support are not included with stand-alone radios
and tuners
SKYMATE
Communications Power for Explorers
Put the power of global satellite technology to work with SkyMatetm! Whether
you’re cruising the coastline or crossing
an ocean, SkyMate offers flexible data
and messaging services with just the
click of a mouse. Keep in touch, view
weather forecasts, get
assistance, and keep an
eye on your boat—it’s
all possible!
Computer not included
82100
82513
82555
82556
82557
82559
SkyMate 100 Communicator Kit w/ antenna
SkyMate 100 w/ SentryMate Kit
Includes bilge, AC sensors; cables; antenna
Platinum Plan (50,000 characters, SentryMate)
Gold Plan (20,000 characters, SentryMate)
Silver Plan (8000 characters; SentryMate)
DryDock Plan (maintains mailbox access)
$ 1199.00
$ 1499.00
$
$
$
$
69.99
34.99
15.99
4.99
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Call (888) 537-2346 or (510) 814-8888
Install Your Radio
Marine Radio Accessories
Flush Mounting Brackets______________________________________
ICOM
Add a professional touch to a panel-mount radio installation with
ICOM’s Flush Mounting Brackets for marine SSB and VHF radios.
MB75
Bracket for M802*, M604, M504
$ 28.00
R
adio installation is critical
for successful voice or
data operation. Most of our
customers successfully install their
own radios—here are some tips
for you:
*M802’s require two brackets—one each for radio and speaker
MB69
MB710
Bracket for M422, M402, M304
Bracket for M710
$ 25.00
$169.00
Ground System Components and Radio Installation Supplies_______
Complete Cruising Solutions
Complete your installation. Our copper strap is 10 mil x 3” to survive extreme conditions. Connect to the ocean with a copper ground
shoe; we recommend two for best e-mail performance. A ground
connection kit gives you all the parts to connect strap to two plates.
GTO 15 antenna wire connects your backstay to your antenna tuner.
86466
Copper Strap 25’ roll
$ 60.00
86456
Copper Ground Shoe, 3” x 12”, each
$200.00
86488
Ground Strap Connection Kit
$ 19.95
GTO15 High Voltage Antenna Wire, per foot
$ 0.85
Split Lead HF Antenna________________________________________
GAM Electronics
Eliminate backstay insulators! The Split Lead Antenna simply pressfits onto your existing backstay wire and secures with a plastic clamp.
No special tools or rig modifications—installation couldn’t be easier.
86189
Split Lead HF Antenna
$349.95
Antennas, Mounts, and Coax Cable ____________________________
Complete Cruising Solutions
Custom Coax Cables are constructed with high-quality .24” diameter
super-flexible (minimum bending radius .75”) light-weight cable—1/
3 the weight, 40% smaller diameter than RG-8U with only .2 db additional loss per 100’ at 150 MHz/Marine VHF frequencies. Standard
PL259 connector on one end with special “bullet” style connector on
the other that can pass through a 3/8” opening before finishing with
its matching PL259 adapter. Allow 10 business days for fabrication.
$ 36.95
Manta-6 Metz 3 db Masthead Antenna (Stainless)
$139.00
VHF-8-6 8’-6 db Fiberglass VHF Antenna + 20’ Coax
$ 40.00
101SS
Stainless 4-way Ratchet Mount (for VHF-8-6)
SSB21-5 3-piece Premium SSB Whip Antenna (Ships UPS) $199.00
VHF21-5 10 db VHF Antenna + 20’ Coax (matches SSB21) $249.00
112ASS Swivel Mount + Nylon Support (for SSB/VHF21) $ 45.00
86287
Coax Cable (Specify Length)
$54.00 plus $1/foot
Radio License Study Materials____________________________
Gordon West - W5YI
Study at home to pass the Ham and commercial radio examinations.
121767 Technician License Theory
$ 18.95
121757 General License Theory
$ 17.95
121755 Extra Class License Theory
$ 19.95
121766 Technician License Software
$ 44.95
121758 General License Software
$ 39.95
121756 Extra Class License Software
$ 39.95
121764 Ham Operator (All Ham levels; books, software) $ 79.95
121759 GMDSS Elements 7 and 9 Study Guide
$ 19.95
121762 GROL Plus Study Guide
$ 44.95
121761 GROL Plus Study Software (FCC Elements 1, 3, 8) $ 69.95
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1. Antenna systems are critical;
however, there are no hard-andfast rules for developing one. You
may need to experiment; generally
nothing you can try will make a
system NOT work—some things
will make it better or worse.
2. Power—not how much capacity you have (amp hours), but
how much your system can deliver (amps, voltage drop)—is key.
Your electrical system must deliver
25-30 amps to the radio with less
than three percent difference between the battery terminals and
the radio. Voltage regulation also
must be considered; other devices
typically run with your radio. It’s
just like a shower—if you have insufficient water pressure (voltage
drop) or the pipes are too small
(amps), the water stops flowing
when a faucet is opened.
3. Connections between the antenna tuner and the radio must be
physically and electrically secure.
Early on, we found that many customers did not have the tools, materials, or skill to install RF connections. Now, we manufacture custom cable sets that are secure, water-tight, and electrically optimal;
all you need to do is route the
cable and connect it to the radio.
Every Complete Cruising Solutions
radio ships with our background
and installation guide. It covers
power requirements and wire
sizes, ground plane and antenna
designs, and operating procedures. We stock almost anything
you’ll need for your installation,
and we’re also available to consult
on specifics once we’ve defined
the radio that’s right for you.
M
Marine VHF Radio
DSC
any boaters have heard
that they someday will
be required to use marine radios with DSC—Digital Selective Calling capability. Few realize, however, that DSC-VHF and
HF radios are available, that DSC
safety functions are fully-implemented outside of U. S. waters,
and that non-emergency functions
make DSC radios a treat to use.
DSC uses transmission of a specially-encoded data burst to establish communication between two
or more radios. Originally conceived as a link between boats
and Coast Guard safety services,
DSC safety monitoring has been
implemented only for HF in U. S.
waters. Many other countries
around the world use DSC for
emergency hailing, and DSC radios are required for most commercial vessels over 300 tons.
What happens when you place a
distress call with a DSC-equipped
radio? All DSC radios are programmed with a SSID—a code
that is related to your FCC Ship’s
Station license. When you press
the “panic button”, the radio calls
every DSC-equipped radio in
range, sounds an alarm, transmits
your vessel ID information, and
switches all radios to a common
frequency. You are required to
have a GPS receiver connected to
your radio so that your position
lat/lon is transmitted, too.
DSC radios shine in non-emergency functions, too. Imagine—
you’re buddy-boating with friends
who also have DSC-equipped VHF
radios. You would like to hail
each other, but you know how unreliable and annoying it can be to
monitor CH 16 or any open hailing frequency. With DSC radios,
you can initiate an “individualship“ call that will cause your
friends’ radios to “ring”, then
move to a working channel to exchange information. This function
works even if volume is low or radios are tuned to other channels.
ICOM M604
Premier DSC-VHF performance
Choose ICOM’s M604 marine VHF
radio for maximum performance
with DSC, support for two
CommandMictm III remote control
units, a 22 watt 2-way hailer, automatic fog horn, tag scanning,
weather alerts, and more.
95602
95162
SPC15
ICOM IC-M604 (specify black or gray)
$549.00*
ICOM CommandMic III (specify black or white) $149.00*
Hailer Horn
$ 45.00
NEW! ICOM M504
Outstanding DSC-VHF operation
ICOM’s M504 is a rugged, easy-touse radio with DSC for safety and expanded capability, plus a hailer/foghorn, weather alert, tag scanning,
and more. Add a CommandMic III
for remote control and intercom.
95502
95162
SPC15
ICOM IC-M504 (specify black or gray)
$299.00*
ICOM CommandMic III (specify black or white) $149.00*
Hailer Horn
$ 45.00
New! ICOM M34
It floats!
Introducing the first 5W marine VHF handheld
that floats! Icom’s M34 VHF features easy operation with a “favorites” button for quick channel selection, large easy-to-see numbers, a Li-Ion
battery pack and charger, and much more.
95149
ICOM IC-M34
$169.99*
ICOM M72
Compact waterproof VHF
ICOM’s M72 is first in its class with a Li-Ion battery
for 6 watts of talk power with long battery life, plus
rugged waterproof construction, weather alerts, builtin voice scrambler, and an optional VOX headset for
hands-free operation—all in a light, slim package.
95143
ICOM IC-M72
$179.00
*MAP (Minimum Advertised Price). Check www.hfradio.com for
your best price on these and many other Icom VHF radios.
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Your FCC License
Marine Communication
Communication Cost Comparison
System
Iridium
Iridium
Prepaid
Inmarsat
Fleet 33
Skymate
Services
Voice
Data7
Voice
Data7
Voice
Data
Cost
of Use
$1.50
per
minute
$1.50-$1.60 $2.99-$3.69 $0.003
per
per
per
minute3
minute2
character
No Charge
Monthly
Fees
$36
$0
$0
$15.995
$16.676
Equipment $1495Cost
$3395
$1495$3395
$8750$12,000
$1199
$3400-$4500
Data
Speed
2.4 kbps10 kbps1
2.4 kbps10 kbps1
9.6 kbps64 kbps7
Not
2.4 kbpsApplicable 4 kbps
Voice
Mail
$10
Included;
per month no charge
Not
Applicable
Not
Not
Applicable Applicable
Data4
Weather
Safety
Marine SSB/Ham
Voice
Data8
Weather
Safety
10 kbps data rate achieved through software compression; your results may vary
Prepaid cards must be purchased in 75, 200, or 500 minute blocks; Cards must be refilled
periodically
3
Voice service $1.99/minute; 9600 baud data/fax service $3.69/minute; Mobile Packet Data
Service (MPDS) $3.45/Mb
4
Limited one-way voice and data services available
5
Silver Plan; see p. 14 for alternate plans
6
Fee for SailMail service is $250 paid annually; the Winlink system for General Class Ham
radio licensees is free.
7
9.6 kbps (uncontended) for standard data and fax; MPDS at 64 kbps (contended)
8
Supports e-mail attachments such as weather GRIB files
1
2
F
CC license applications generate more calls for help
than any other issue we support. The forms are difficult to understand and change frequently
without notice, and there’s confusion about who needs a license
and for what equipment. Here are
some license basics:
1. A FCC Ship’s Station license is
not needed for marine VHF radios,
radar, or EPIRB’s if you don’t venture into international waters. If
you’re cruising—even to Canada
or Mexico—you need a license.
2. A FCC license is required in U.
S. waters if you have a marine SSB
radio. You must also have a marine VHF radio on board.
3. If you purchase a used boat
with a FCC license, you must apply for a new one. Licenses are
not transferrable.
4. You must have a FCC license to
use SailMail or other SSB e-mail
services. Your Ship’s Station Call
Sign becomes part of your e-mail
address.
Coverage areas encircled
Skymate Coverage
5. You must have a FCC license to
fully enable the safety features of
Inmarsat C. A SSID number is issued with your license.
6. You can request that applications for your licenses be sent to
you by calling the FCC at (800)
418-3676. Applications are also
available on-line, and you can
now apply for your licenses on
line as well.
Comparing costs for voice and data communication is difficult, but
the table above will help you start exploring options. Visit
www.hfradio.com for complete details and pricing on these and
other communication systems plus more information that will help
you decide which system is right for you.
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7. If you need help completing
the forms, call (888) 225-5322.
This is also the correct number to
call to confirm the license fees—
currently $220 (code PASR).
If you’re really confused with the
FCC licensing process, we can
help. Just provide a few simple
pieces of information and pay a
small fee, and we’ll handle your
application for you.
Warranty & Return
W
aypoint and HF Radio
on Board’s goal is to
make shopping with us
simple. We recognize that sometimes what you buy isn’t exactly
right for you. If you’re having
problems, particularly with software, radios, or computer hardware, please contact us—often
we’re able to provide simple solutions to installation questions or
operating issues. We’re also
happy to consult on integrating
products you purchase from us
with other equipment.
You may return anything ordered
from us within 30 days for exchange, credit, or refund except:
1. Videos
2. Opened Software
3. Electronic Charts
4. Traditional Charts
5. Computer Hardware
6. Chart Copies
7. License Study Guides
8. Special Orders
9. Radios
10. Satellite Telephones
11. Modems
12. Cut Wire
13. GPS and Radar Systems
If you receive incorrect or
defective merchandise, you must
call us within 10 days for
adjustment; defective videos,
software, electronics, or electronic
charts will be repaired or replaced
with the same item.
All returned products must be
accompanied by a Return
Merchandise Authorization
(RMA); we cannot accept returns
without. To obtain a RMA, please
call us at (510) 769-1547 or fax to
(510) 769-1573. Please have your
invoice when you call. All returns
must be in salable condition, in
original packaging, and complete
with manuals, warranty cards, and
accessories. Shipping charges will
not be refunded. Please ship via
insured carrier for your protection.
Once your return has been
received and processed, we will
credit your account or ship new
merchandise. Thank you for your
consideration.
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Visit our web site at http://www.waypoints.com for a catalog of all
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