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Navigation/Communication

Equipment Review (continued from page 42)

SI-TEX

A built-in navigational com- puter that converts Loran time differences (TDs) to latitude and longitude coordinates and per- forms a number of additional navigational functions, is the main feature of the new Model 757C just introduced by SI-TEX of Clearwater, Fla. In addition to

Lat/Lon conversions, the micro- computer processes and displays vessel's heading (in degrees), bearing (in degrees) to selected destination/way point, cross track error (in hundredths of a mile), distance to go (in nautical miles), time to go (in hours and min- utes), and vessel speed (in knots) over the ground.

The SI-TEX/Koden Model 757C also features four totally auto- matic notch filters that eliminate most forms of local interference and can be tuned manually to notch out in-band interference.

Eight-position memory can store and recall eight separate Loran C positions in either TD or Lat/Lon mode. "Always on" memory fea- ture retains entered chain num- ber, secondary stations, and all eight memories even after re- ceiver has been turned off.

ComPuNav steering feature t ^ » can compute and guide the helms- man along a course to any one of seven programmable destina- tions/way points. While steering this line, any off-course deviation is displayed in an upper window.

Display is in microseconds either left or right of track in TD mode and hundredths of a nautical mile in Lat/Lon mode. Distance to destination, time to go, vessel's speed, vessel's heading, course to way point, or elapsed time can be displayed in the lower window in the Lat/Lon mode.

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SPERRY

The Sperry CAS II system, in- troduced in 1979, is currently aboard more than 200 ships, and more than 500 Sperry collision- avoidance systems have been sold worldwide. The CAS II system al- lows ship masters to detect at a glance possible danger areas and steer to avoid them. Sperry re- cently developed a channel navi- gation option to the system, which allows chart data to be superim- posed on the radar data, permit- ting precise, safe steering even in restricted waterways.

The Sperry division of Sperry

Corporation is a leading manu- facturer of commercial marine systems, and is a world leader in sales of collision-avoidance sys- tems. Other marine product lines produced by Sperry include en- ergy-efficient autopilots, radars, speed logs, steering gear, steer- ing failure alarm systems, ship stabilizers, gyrocompasses, and engine monitoring and control systems.

The Sperry division, one of five

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