posted on 30 Aug 2015 10:09 by jack1974
The holidays are approaching fast. Do you have a boater or two on your gift list? Well, here a few suggestions for a water enthusiast that should make their Christmas merry!
A "large band receiver" then is simply just a receiver that can be given any one of numerous frequencies. If you painted the ruler with all of the frequencies that a "wide band receiver" can receive you would see that, by comparison, that band would be somewhat large. An newbie radio that has a "extensive band receive" functionality can frequently be given frequencies outside of the earpiece radio frequency bands. If that newbie radio also has a scan ability then it can function as a particularly good police scanner.
Now Boldt icom radio never finished this castle as I said so the upper two floors are very bare bones. The architecture is a marvel, but the maintenance is horrendous.
2) Check the weather conditions. Usually the most up to date weather predictions can be found on government forecasting sites found on the internet. Keep updated and try to stay out of rough weather. Certain marine radio frequencies often broadcast boating weather so if the weather looks like it is going to change remember to keep updated. If you must go out when the weather is bad, ensure everyone wears a lifejacket for the entire journey as in an emergency you will often not have enough time to put one on.
The equipment today is far more advanced from those early days of tube Icom radios. Somehow, the challenge of building my own gear was fun and interesting back then. Some of my friends took up this hobby too. I attended gatherings from St Andrews, NB. to Swampscott, MA and met a lot of interesting people both in person and over the air waves.