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Navionics Seminar At Radioworld April 18th 2015

Radioworld is please to host another seminar to help you use your marine electronics to their full potential.  Navionics Marine Product Specialist, Scott Walcott, will be here on Saturday April 18th to demonstrate how to map your own lake with Navionics SonarCharts.

The cost of the seminar is $25 per person and each paid attendee will receive a Vexilar T-Box SP200 sonar device ($170 value) for FREE.  Even more than that if you return to the store before July 30th 2015 and show us the Navionics App on your phone and the T-Box installed on your boat we’ll give you a $25 Radioworld gift card.

Navionics Day 2015

Navionics SonarCharts Keep Getting Better

Screenshot_2015-01-26-10-58-27In the Navionics Boating app the SonarPhone feature allows you to have a fishfinder on your screen and create your own personal HD bathymetry map with SonarCharts Live!

The fishfinder feature enables you to view live sonar and Navionics charts, both full screen and split screen, within the same app from your kayak, runabout, or any fishing boat! Every time you connect, future SonarCharts can be enhanced with depth data from anywhere you go.

Even better, SonarCharts Live allows you to create a new personal HD bathymetry map that displays on your device in real-time while navigating. The new chart appears as an additional layer over either Nautical Charts or SonarCharts. Data is saved for individual use and can be shared with Navionics to improve SonarCharts.

 


What you need

To enjoy the fishfinder feature, you need the latest version of the Navionics Boating app on your Android or Apple Tablet or Smartphone and the SonarPhone T-BOX hardware which is available for purchase here.

To create maps with SonarCharts Live in the free app version, you need to make sure you purchase a Navionics+ package from Menu > Charts & Upgrades. If you have a paid version, you don’t need anything else.

Getting Started                                                                                                                            SonarPhone T-BOX

– Install the SonarPhone T-BOX device on your boat. Turn on the SonarPhone T-BOX.

– From your mobile, connect to the Wi-Fi network: Settings>Wi-Fi ON and select the “T-BOX” Network. When prompted, enter the Wi-Fi password provided to join. See the video.

– Open the Navionics Boating app. The fishfinder display will automatically appear along with SonarCharts Live creating your new personal HD bathymetry map!

With the powerful SP200 T-BOX system, you can reach depths of 240 feet with a 200kHz, Dual-Beam (20/40 degree) skimmer style transducer and temp sensor. The Skimmer style transducer can be mounted externally on the transom of your boat for high speed use or internally in fiberglass hulls, but you will lose the temp sensor option for in-hull installations.

Also included in the SP200 package is a 12 volt car plug/USB adaptor for powering your tablets or re-charging your phones

Before SonarCharts                                                                       After SonarCharts

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Updated Navionics Maps for Lake Simcoe

If you haven’t seen the recent updates to Lake Simcoe on the Navionics+ chart you need to take a look.  The massive lake is finally done in 1′ contour lines and accuracy is excellent in the areas I have checked. These are a must have upgrade for the tournament angler this summer.  Here are some screen shots

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As you can see the fine detail is incredible so if you don’t have this chart you are going to be at a major disadvantage.

The Navionics+ card is a blank card formatted by Navionics to accept their mapping.  You can download maps for any lakes they have charted in North America.  You are only limited by the 2GB card size and 1 year subscription time frame.

These charts are in stock at Radioworld, check them out here –> Navionics+ Card

-Lawren

Pro-Troll Black Box Now in Stock

Radioworld has added yet another electronic gadget to help put more fish in your boat.  This one is primarily for the Trout and Salmon anglers who use downriggers.  For anglers who do not have a boat equipped with downriggers there is also a transom kit available to allow you to install the Pro-Troll Black Box.

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Take a look at our website for more info on the Pro-Troll products we carry.

-Lawren

5th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar and Sale

Radioworld is hosting its 5th Annual Ice Fishing Seminar on Saturday December 7th 2013.  Doors will open at 9:15am and we will get underway with our first seminar at 9:30am.  Full details can be found below.

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Be sure to join us and learn from some of the top ice anglers in southern Ontario!

-Lawren

 

Toronto Sportsman Show February 7th-10th, 2013 Direct Energy Centre Exhibition Place Toronto

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2013-sportToday kicks of the great Toronto Sportsman Show, back at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibtion Place in Toronto.

Radioworld will again be attending this show, offering some of the best deals on all your hunting and fishing electronics.

Be sure to stop by and say hi when you are at the show.

Leo

 

 

Wil Wegman’s Ice Fishing Seminar in Georgina

If you’ll be in the Georgina area this Thursday February 7th 2013 be sure to check out this seminar by Wil Wegman and a bonus guest Gerry Heels on Ice Fishing!

If you can’t make this one but are going to the Sportsman’s Show in Toronto this weekend you can see Wil at 1pm on Friday the 8th talking Ice Fishing again.

Wil Seminar

For Immediate Release:                                                                                                                                                                                January 28, 2013

Lake Simcoe: Former Focus on Fishing newspaper columnist for the Georgina Advocate and award winning outdoor writer Wil Wegman will be hosting another ice fishing seminar in the Town of Georgina. He will present  on Thursday February 7th 2013  from 7pm to 9pm at the legendary Briars Resort, 55 Hedge Road, in, Jackson’s Point (www.briars.ca)

Wegman, who won the 2006 Perch Trap Attack on Simcoe was also a member of Team Canada at the World Ice Fishing Championships in 1991 and has had several top ten finishes in the Canadian Ice Fishing Championships. He won the Perchin for MS event with his son Izaak in 2011 and placed 3rd in 2012 when 200 teams competed. He taught ice fishing courses at Seneca College for 20 years and presents his popular ice fishing seminars from Sudbury to Toronto and from St Catharines to Ottawa. His ice fishing articles have been published in Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Real Fishing, In Fisherman, and Just Fishing magazines. Wil writes the Hooked on Fishing column for Lake Simcoe Living Magazine which is available around the lake at many local businesses.

Wegman is excited about returning to Georgina. “Last time we were here in 2011, every seat in the house was filled and we had standing room only. The crowd in Georgina is great – and many are well seasoned veterans just looking for a tip or two to help them ice more fish.”    

Wegman’s power point presentation will focus on finesse ice fishing tactics with particular emphasis on how to catch more whitefish, lake trout, yellow perch and northern pike, from Lake Simcoe during the winter. “Lake Simcoe is a huge body of water and receives more fishing pressure than any other inland lake in the province. With all that hard water and all those other ice anglers, it can be a daunting lake to try and figure out. I hope ice anglers walk away from the evening having learned a thing or two to help them understand the lake and its fish a little more,” he said.

With that knowledge and the tips and tricks Wegman will reveal on how to catch those fish … ice anglers of all skill levels are sure to find the evening both entertaining and rewarding. I’m especially happy that Lowrance Electronics and Navionics rep Gerry Heels will accompany me and offer anglers some incredible insight into the sonar units used for ice fishing. He will also provide great tips on how to maximize the performance of these units while using the latest Navionics map chips during the winter”, said Wegman.

An incredible array of draw prizes will be awarded thanks to HT Tackle. Admission is free … however everyone is asked to bring an assortment of non-perishable food items for the local Georgina Food Bank.

For more Information

Focus On Fishing

www.wilwegman.com

Ice Seminar Presenter – Simon Frost

Sonar is such an important tool in a deep water fisherman’s tool box and nobody knows that better than Simon Frost.  Whether it is in the boat or on the ice Simon is a magician when it comes to getting the most out of his sonar unit.  He knows a fine tuned sonar helps him catch more fish.

During his seminar at Radioworld’s 2012 Ice Fishing Seminar & Sale he’ll pass on the knowledge he has gained while fishing with his electronics.  As a Humminbird pro-staff Simon gets to use both the LCD units and Flashers on the ice and can help you make up your mind as to what is best for you.

Simon is the owner/operator of Frostbite Guide Service on Lake Erie where he guides clients to huge smallmouth bass and perch.  Simon is the 2000 Canadian Open Champion and has many other bass tournament wins over his career.

Join us on Saturday December 1st 2012 for our Ice Fishing Seminar & Sale and learn ice fishing tips from some of the regions top ice anglers.  You can register with us for these free seminars through email at icefish2012@radioworld.ca

-Lawren

 

Ice Seminar Presenter – Gerry Heels

We are pleased to welcome back Gerry Heels to our Ice Fishing Seminar line up for 2012.  Gerry is a pro-staff with Lowrance and lives on the shores of one of the greatest lakes in the world for ice fishing – Lake Simcoe.

He will be here to share what he has learned over the years fishing for Lake Trout, Whitefish, and Perch on this phenomenal fishery.  Gerry is a long time member of the Lowrance Canada pro-staff team and has a lot of experience on the ice using the Lowrance graphs.  He’ll teach you how you can use your sonar unit to help trigger more bites.

Gerry is heavily involved in the competitive fishing community in Ontario with the Ontario Bass Federation.  He is the club president for the Barrie Bassmasters which host monthly meetings and tournaments throughout the year.  This club is also very proactive when it comes to community efforts to improve local fisheries.

In addition to his duties with the Barrie Bassmasters, Gerry also heads up the Youth Program for the Ontario Bass Federation.  This program is designed to introduce young anglers to tournament fishing.

Be sure not to miss Gerry’s free seminar at Radioworld on Saturday December 1st 2012.  To register email us at icefish2012@radioworld.ca

-Lawren

 

 

Can you tell me how the display models are powered?

I received an email today from a customer, and thought that this was a great question that deserved to be shared.

Mike asked:
Can you tell me how the display models are powered? I want to practise with my new Elite DSI in my house. Thanks in advance, Mike

Although we have had powered displays at the store since we first opened, we take their operation for granted,  but as I thought about Mike’s question, I realise that this is something most people will not know.

Alinco DM-330MV Power Supply

For most of our displays items that require 12 volt power, we use the Alinco DM-330 MV power supply. This allows using mobile apparatus on household power.
See it here.

For our display, where many units are powered on at the same time, this power supply can provide up to 32 amps of current.

For the user powering one or two devices, you would not need such a powerful supply (although you’ll have plenty of reserve power), so, in Mike’s case, he could look at a lower current power supply like this one.

Pyramid PS9K Power Supply

To see Radioworld’s full line of power supplies, look here. If you are not sure what the right power supply is for your situation, just send us an email  like Mike did, and we will be happy to offer some suggestions.