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Forum: Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 10-04-2020, 08:39
Replies: 43
Views: 4,603
Posted By tlavino
Re: Rules of the road question

Rules for Western Rivers do not apply to the Columbia, only to the Mississippi and itís tributaries.
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-03-2020, 11:08
Replies: 47
Views: 7,043
Posted By tlavino
Re: New Icom M803 SSB

It still has the DIN-8 ACC port, that provides 13.6v DC power on pin 7, but since the usable audio is now provided via the AF/MOD DB-9 connector one will need a splitter to power the modem via the...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-03-2020, 11:40
Replies: 47
Views: 7,043
Posted By tlavino
Re: New Icom M803 SSB

Jim Corenman has issued a beta release of SailMail (3.5.054) to add support the M803, in which he cautions to use the AF/Mod DB-9 port in lieu of the DIN-8 ACC port for audio and PTT connections to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-02-2020, 08:57
Replies: 47
Views: 7,043
Posted By tlavino
Re: New Icom M803 SSB

As noted by a previous poster there is no headphone jack, useful in noisy environments or when you don't want to disturb sleeping crewmembers, as well as used by programming software. How would one...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 09-09-2019, 09:58
Replies: 50
Views: 7,188
Posted By tlavino
Re: Boat fire 34+ missing

A couple of updates:

1. Authorities indicated that those that did not survive died of smoke inhalation, no burns.

2. The emergency escape hatch is in the rear of the bunk area and leads to...
Forum: Marine Electronics 06-06-2019, 14:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By tlavino
Re: Headset/mic choices for M802

Spoke with Steve Warford, Operations Director for Heil, who indicated they do not do custom cables, but Associated Radio, one of their retailers does. Their reply to my email:

I have supplied...
Forum: Marine Electronics 05-06-2019, 23:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By tlavino
Headset/mic choices for M802

Folks, I'm looking to use a high quality headset with a boom mic in conjunction with my Icom M802 for voice. I've looked at Heil, but their Icom microphone connectors are limited to Icom's...
Forum: Marine Electronics 22-03-2019, 12:04
Replies: 14
Views: 6,388
Posted By tlavino
Re: Icom M802 and Laptop

I realize this is an old thread, but thought an update would be useful. The M802's headaphone jack serves two purposes - audio out to a headset or laptop, or communication with its cloning software....
Forum: Our Community 24-01-2019, 11:09
Replies: 47
Views: 5,248
Posted By tlavino
Re: Advice on joining a drug testing Consortium

I use The Charterboat Consortium, $50/year. Requires a membership in NACO (National Association of Charterboat Operators) @$65/year.

The Charterboat Consortium - Home...
Forum: Navigation 02-01-2019, 13:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By tlavino
Re: help on weather books

The best I've seen BY FAR is David Burch's Modern Marine Weather. Be sure to get the third edition - he really stepped up his game with respect to the tools and processes currently available at sea...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-09-2017, 09:29
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By tlavino
Re: FCC Licenses to Swedish Licenses

For transmissions on the Marine Mobile service bands (VHF or M/HF) you need at least a Restricted Radio Operator Permit issued by the FCC. Your GROL meets that requirement. Note you will also need...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 22-12-2016, 11:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,068
Posted By tlavino
Re: Captain Training Certification - SF Bay area

Don't believe Club Nautique offers USCG Master's training any longer. Suggest Maritime Institute - they're out of San Diego but do training in the Bay Area. They have one coming in January for...
Forum: Classifieds Archive 26-03-2016, 13:05
Replies: 21
Views: 4,292
Posted By tlavino
Re: *Sweet Deal!* AIS Transponder XB-8000 Wifi.

Hello, two questions and one offer - what is your purchase date (for warranty purposes), and how many times have you programmed your MMSI?


If purchased within the last 6 months and have not...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-04-2015, 12:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By tlavino
Re: wiring GPS to ais vhf

Since there are only two cables from the GPS receiver, I would guess, and if there is no information then try reversing them. Re: Baud rate, standard NMEA 0183 is 4800 (which GPS devices send) and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-03-2015, 10:39
Replies: 54
Views: 5,880
Posted By tlavino
Re: Hopefully a simple 12v question

What you're seeing in the picture is the positive side of the circuit - many times older installations or those done by less knowledgeable folks don't follow the ABYC recommendations in terms of...
Forum: Marine Electronics 04-03-2015, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By tlavino
Re: Icom 802 & Pactor Modum PTC-IIex

Hello, since the IIex does not control the radio you need two serial connections (and therefore COM ports) from your computer - one connecting to the modem to receive data and one connecting to your...
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