RAM Laptop Vehicle Mounts

RAM Vehicle and Marine Mounts/Solutions

1.5″ Ball and Swing Arm Systems for Laptops and Heavier Electronics RAM components of the same ball size family are 100% interchangeable. So if you decide to alter configurations or applications, simply switch out the components. One inch ball components are normally used for mounting GPS receivers, PDA’s and similar lightweight equipment. To mount heavier…

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…

Amateur Radio Gift Guide

Gift Guide for the Amateur Radio Enthusiast

Gift shopping for the amateur radio enthusiast in your life doesn’t have to be stressful. We’re here to help. We’ve compiled a thoughtful list that includes a variety of radios, antennas, and accessories that will delight any radio enthusiast. Here’s our 2021 Amateur Radio Gift Guide to get you started! A New Amateur Radio For…

Apple iPod Accessories

Apple iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod Classic & iPod Touch Accessories… Accessorize your iPod Touch, nano, shuffle and classic with cases, mounts, GPS receivers, screen protectors, waterproof cases to get the most out of your device! GPS Receivers & Sat Beacons For enhanced positioning and location even out of cell coverage. GPS Receivers iPod Mounts…

Apple iPhone Accessories

Apple iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5c/5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Accessories… Accessorize your iPhone 3G/3GS, iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5c/5s, iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPhone 7, 7 Plus with cases, mounts, GPS receivers, screen protectors, waterproof cases to get the most out of your device! GPS Receivers &…

Apple iPad Accessories

Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad Mini Accessories… Accessorize your iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3 (New iPad), iPad Air, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Mini with cases, mounts, GPS receivers, screen protectors, waterproof cases to get the most out of your device! GPS Receivers & Sat Beacons For enhanced positioning and location even out of…

ACR, Spot 4, Spot X, Garmin inReach SE+, Explorer+, Mini, GPSMAP 66i, Montana 700i/750i & ZOLEO Comparison

When you’re off the beaten path, there are more and more options available to get help in an emergency, or even tweet about your adventure. Which system will be the best for you, though? Have a look at our handy comparison chart to help you with your decision! Product ACR – 406 Link SPOT 4…

COMPARE GPS: GARMIN MARQ vs FENIX 6X PRO SOLAR vs D2 DELTA PX vs QUATIX 6 TITANIUM

What’s the difference between the Garmin MARQ, Fenix, Delta and Quatix Series? Let’s dive into the difference in detail below. Product MARQ Driver MARQ Aviator MARQ Delta PX MARQ Captain Quatix 6 Titanium MARQ Adventurer MARQ Athlete MARQ Golfer Fenix 6X Pro Solar Lens Material domed sapphire crystal domed sapphire crystal domed sapphire crystal domed…

How fishfinders work

How Fishfinders Work

Modern recreational sonar equipment (also called a fishfinder, bottom machine, echo sounder, depthsounder, or just sounder) uses sound waves to look through the water. The sonar device then displays a picture of what’s below the hull of a boat. Sound pulse. First it sends a pulse of sound down, via the transducer. The sound bounces off objects in the…

COMPARE GARMIN MARQ, FENIX, INSTINCT, TACTIX; FORETREX WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models Garmin watches are fitness watches, GPS watches, and performance watches that are specialized and customized for a variety of activities. See the overview of each series here and view the overall series comparison below. Garmin MARQ Watches – Elite Luxury & Performance Garmin’s MARQ Collection is…

COMPARE ACTIVITY TRACKERS: GARMIN LILY, VIVO & VENU SERIES

Garmin has a wide selection of activity trackers and fashion smartwatches for any lifestyle. Whether you’re sporty or posh, there’s a watch for you and all the activities you’d like to track. Product Lily Classic & Sport Vivomove 3/3S Vivoactive 4 Vivoactive 4S Venu Venu Sq General Features General Features General Features General Features General…

Garmin Handheld GPS Comparison Chart

GARMIN HANDHELD AND OUTDOOR GPS Garmin outdoor GPS units are handheld units that you can take with you while you’re hiking, biking and exploring. From basic handheld GPS units to full-feature GPS with two-way radio, we have the right GPS to get you outdoors. Are you interested in comparing just a specific series? You may…

GARMIN Approach Series GPS Comparison

Improving Your Golf Game with Garmin Not sure which Garmin Approach is the right one for you? This comparison chart can help you identify which features each Approach model has. Garmin Edge Series Comparison Approach S10 Approach S12 Approach S40 Approach S42 Approach S62 Approach G10 Approach G12 Approach G30 Approach G80 Lens Material ❌…

Compare GARMIN GPSMAP 64, 65 & 66 Series GPS

Garmin GPSMAP handheld navigators are excellent outdoor GPS for hiking, cycling, geocaching or climbing.You are free to explore more with Garmin handheld navigation in the palm of your hand. Here’s how the Garmin GPSMAP 60 series models are different and how to find the GPSMAP 64, 65 or 66 that’s best for your next outdoor…

COMPARE GARMIN SOLAR SMART WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models: fenix, Instinct, tactix & quatix. Stay charged up on the go with the power of the sun. Product Fenix 6s Pro Solar Fenix 6 Pro Solar Fenix 6x Pro Solar Instinct Solar Instinct Solar – Surf Instinct Solar – Tactical Tactix Delta – Solar Edition Quatix…

COMPARE GARMIN TACTICAL SMART WATCHES

Here’s a comparison of the current Garmin watch models: Instinct, tactix & Foretrex Product Instinct – Tactical Edition Instinct Solar – Tactical Tactix Delta Tactix Delta – Solar Edition Foretrex 601 & 701 Price Lens Material chemically strengthened glass Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens domed sapphire crystal Solar-charging Power Glass™ lens ❌ Bezel Material fiber-reinforced polymer…

COMPARE GPS: GARMIN FORERUNNER

Garmin Forerunners are a popular fitness watch for runners. With many different styles and colours to choose from, it’s easy to see why runners chose Garmin to track their performance. Product Forerunner 45s/45 Forerunner 55 Forerunner 245 Forerunner 245 Music Forerunner 745 Forerunner 945 Forerunner 945 LTE Unit Dimensions (WxHxD) 45: 42 x 42 x…

GARMIN GPSMAP 78 & 86 Series GPS Comparison

Garmin GPSMAP 78 & 86 series handheld GPS units are reliable and portable GPS devices that are suitable for hiking, hunting, ATV-ing or any outdoor adventure. Some of the key differences between the units in the GPSMAP 78 & 86 series include: Internal batteries: the GPSMAP 86 series has an internal rechargeable battery whereas the…

GARMIN Montana Series GPS Comparison

Here’s How the Montana Models are Different The Montana series are large, dual-orientation touchscreen GPS navigators good for hunting, hiking, boating, ATV and other outdoor adventures. The new Garmin Montana 700 series was released in August 2020 and features rugged military-grade construction, TopoActive maps, direct-to-device downloads of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and dog tracking. The Montana…

Garmin Drive, dezl & RV Series GPS Comparison Chart

Which automotive GPS is the best for you? Ultimate Road Navigator. And a personal Travel Assistant. All Garmin Drives, dezls & RVs are touchscreen and accept a microSD memory card which is not included – have voice prompts, fast off-route/ detour recalculation, choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road),route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls…

Minelab Metal Detectors Comparison

Find your treasure! Minelab is an excellent brand of metal detectors. Not sure which product is right for you? Check out the differences between these popular Minelab metal detectors below. X-Terra 705 X- Terra 705 Gold Pack CTX 3030 Technology VFLEX VFLEX FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream Frequency/Transmission 3, 7.5 & 18.75kHz – change…

The Great Canadian Treasure Hunt

GPS Central is testing your treasure hunting and metal detecting abilities with a Treasure Hunt taking place throughout Western Canada. Get outdoors with friends and family to follow clues and find some TREASURE! The Great Canadian Treasure Hunt starts on July 15th and will be going on until December 31st, so start searching to find…

Canada’s Best Handheld GPS Navigation Systems in 2020

Our reputation is built on providing the highest quality handheld GPS receivers and customer service in Canada and worldwide. (Here’s feedback from our customers.) You can find models by Garmin, Spot, ACR and more at competitive prices. Compare all current GPS handheld receivers and get an idea what maybe best for your activities and budget. When you call or visit us,…

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…

KAYAKING AND CANOEING GPS

GPS Central is a leader in handheld GPS for recreational use. Our knowledge and applications experience can enhance your enjoyment and use of a GPS receiver. Our receivers can do a lot! Kayaking and canoeing require special considerations, depending on you, like perhaps topographical mapping capabilities, floatability, 2-way radio capacity and car navigation overlay. It’s…

GARMIN’s Atlantic Highway Basemap

The Atlantic Highway basemap includes Europe, extreme western Russia, Africa, and the Middle East, and covers an area from N75 to S60Latitude, W30 to E60 Longitude. Also included is a high-level worldwide map with political boundaries and major cities. This basemap comes factory installed in these units sold only within the coverage area shown above:…

GARMIN’s Atlantic Autoroute Basemap

This basemap comes factory installed with Atlantic version of the StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 2610, StreetPilot 2620, GPS V, GPSMAP 196, GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, Quest, GPSMAP 296 and other aviation models. NB: Only the GPSMAP196 Atlantic and GPSMAP 296 Atlantic are available from GPS Central Please note: GARMIN mapping units come with built-in,…

GARMINs Marine Point Database

The Marine Point Database (Americas) basemap comes factory installed into user memory of the GPS 72, GPS 76, GPS152, eTrex Legend and eTrex Vista. [The Legend and Vista also contain a built in Americas Highway basemap.] The standard map coverage includes: Worldwide cities with population 200K and above Nautical navaids for North and South America…

GARMIN’s Americas Highway Basemap

The Americas Highway basemap includes the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America, and covers an area from W180 to W30 Longitude, S60 to N75 Latitude. Also included is a high-level worldwide map with political boundaries and major cities. This basemap comes factory installed in these units sold only within the coverage…

GARMIN’s Americas Autoroute Basemap

This basemap comes factory installed with the StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 2610, StreetPilot 2620, StreetPilot 2720, StreetPilot 7200, GPS V, GPSMAP 196 Americas,  GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 376C, GPSMAP 296 Americas, GPSMAP 396, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, Quest and Quest 2 and other aviation models. Please note: GARMIN mapping units come with built-in, permanent basemaps that cannot…

Iridium: Company Profile

Truly Global Communications Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, near real-time, communications services. Iridium’s 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world’s largest…

Learn More About: Side Imaging (SI) Sonar & Dual Beam PLUS

Side Imaging (SI) Sonar Side Imaging® Sonar, with its amazingly clear, picture-like images of fish, the bottom and structure, is available exclusively in select 1100, 900 and 700 Series fishfinders. It’s the ultimate structure-finding tool, and with its massive coverage (480 feet from side to side!) you can scan in mere minutes what used to take hours. Features…

BIRDING GPS and GEOTAGGING PHOTOS

Mark migratory routes as waypoints on your GPS for personal interest, spring bird counts or sharing within the birding community. If you watch or study birds, any handheld GPS receiver in our product catalogue will mark sightings using waypoint features. (It’s easy.) GPS is often used in environmental assessment processes to record & map fragile…