The new JAX 9 Weather Facsimile Receiver from Raytheon produces high-resolution satellite photos and other recordings in 16 gradation levels on 10-inch thermosensitive paper. Because of its built-in timer feature, the JAX 9 can be preset to start and stop during selected broadcasts,
—Free Literature Available— Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., is now shipping its GPS Core Module and the 501 TR/GPS Navigator to a growing number of commercial shipowners worldwide, according to Sperry project manager Bruce Angus. The GPS Core Module is a singlechannel,
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
Relying on experience from more than 4,000 Navi-Sailor installations around the world, Transas Marine has added a number of features to further enhance the functionality of its Navi-Sailor marine navigation systems. Transas' ongoing R&D efforts
A 16-page, five-color brochure describing and illustrating its complete line of Polaris marine electronics is now available from Regency Electronics, Inc. of Indianapolis. The Polaris NC 7200 is said to be the only 55/75 channel VHF radio combined with a computercontrolled direction finder.
Konel Corporation has introduced a new totally solid-state 2-9 mHz sideband: the SSB-1022. This radio has been tailored to fulfill the communications needs of the medium-distance traveler: that boat traveling beyond reliable VHF coverage but less than truly worldwide range.
Users of Magnavox MX 1100 Series Satellite Navigators and Satellite/ Omega Navigators may soon retrofit their receivers to accept and process signals from Navstar GPS satellites providing position, velocity, heading and time displays. Upgraded
The Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation recently received a $1.6-million contract from the U.S. Naval Air Development Center to integrate the new NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) capability into the current navigation system aboard a U.
— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed With an ever increasing number of vessels now sailing outside convenient loran C coverage, Furuno has introduced the FSN-90, a new satnav receiver with some of the most popular performance features. The FSN-90,