A Relief For Boaters

LightSquared, a private company had asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to build 40,000 cell phone ground stations across the country. According to the company, it could expand broadband cellular telephone service. Tests done by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration indicated that the network and handset transmissions could interfere and hamper the GPS signals. Continue reading

inReach satellite communicator – useful for sailors on a mission

The DeLorme two-way satellite communicator with global coverage that isn’t yet introduced in the market is winning awards and will soon be available online. The inReach satellite communicator is a small electronic device which procures it way in places where cell phones and one-way satellites fail to make their mark. Recognized by magazines like Outside Magazine and GearJunkie.com, the satellite communicator though targeted for the trekking industry is an apt device for sailors in distant seas where mobile coverage fails. Continue reading