Category Archives: Community

Hamfest Calgary 2022

2022 Hamfest & Radio Swaps for AB & BC

We are excited to be involved in these upcoming Amateur Radio community events! Calgary Hamfest The first annual Calgary Hamfest is being hosted by CARA (Calgary Amateur Radio Association). There will be a flea market followed by a technical session by Peter Barry, President of CARA. Saturday April 2, 2022 at the Bowness Seniors Centre…

What is GPS: Getting Started

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit bythe U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions,anywhere in the world,…

Garmin Pre-Programmed Marine Charts

What kind of BlueChart card does your Garmin unit take? Garmin offers detailed marine maps and charts on BlueChart g3 mircoSD cards, and BlueChart g3 Vision microSD cards, formats that make it easy and convenient to load detailed charts to your compatible Garmin. These data cards do not include any software for use on a…

European User Reports from Paul:

MetroGuide Europe, Roads & Recreation Europe and the GPS V GPS V and MetroGuide save the day (and the dinner!) once more! The Turkey Experiment or, How to use a Forest of Waypoints to Chart your Course! I have been using both the MetroGuide Europe and the Europe Roads and Recreation (Europe R&R) CDs since…