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Monthly Archive December, 2006

New Year Marks End for 121.5 MHz EPIRBs

For all the boaters out there, the new year marks the end of your legal use of 121.5 MHz EPIRBs. While satellite processing of 121.5 MHz distress signals doesn’t end until February, 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard wisely, in my opinion, got ahead of the issue by prohibiting the use of these dinosaurs effective January [...]

The Cavalry Has Arrived – ETS Going to SHOT Show

With SHOT Show being held in Orlando, Florida, this time around, we were presented with a difficult predicament. Our plans to attend and cover all the new gear at SHOT Show as we have the past six years was in jeopardy due to the dramatically higher expense of attending in Orlando compared with Las [...]

Digital Angel acquires McMurdo

Interesting tidbit of news today from the very small world of 406 MHz distress beacons:
Digital Angel Corporation Acquires Assets of McMurdo Marine Electronics Business
McMurdo Acquisition Solidifies Digital Angel’s Position as Leading Global Provider of Emergency Locator Beacons
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC) announced today that Signature Industries, its London-based subsidiary, has entered [...]

Lessons Learned from the Kim Family

The Kim family’s survival story and the tragedy of the loss of the father has captured the attention of the nation this past week. Even at the funeral for an old and dear friend, it crept into the conversation and I was asked questions about it. I take no joy in having correctly predicted the [...]