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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 Now Available on Lowrance and Simrad

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Have you owned a Lowrance, Simrad or B&G for some time? If so, you can create greatly enhanced SonarCharts™ of your favorite boating areas with almost no effort at all!

In fact, Lowrance, Simrad and B&G models automatically store sonar data by default during everyday use, so unless you have turned trails off, the whole library of sonar logs recorded since day one may be residing on the plotter’s memory. All you have to do now is export from your chartplotter to your Navionics card and upload to our website. Once sonar logs are saved on a card, it can be plugged into a computer and the data is transferred to Navionics through the internet to generate new SonarCharts™ for you and other boaters after about one week.

Here is how: http://www.navionics.com/en/plotter-tutorial/lowrance. You can print these instructions before you go to your boat or read them on your phone while you are onboard next to your sonar.

Only Navionics accepts sonar logs from all major brands including most models of Humminbird (DAT and GPX on all models, GPX only on ION and Onix), Raymarine (SDF, NMEA, GPX) and Garmin (ADM). Check http://www.navionics.com/en/compatibility. Boaters can choose to share all of their logs at once or they can record and export specific files. Learn more about SonarCharts™ and find tutorials on how to record sonar logs.

On GPS plotters, it’s included with Navionics+, Platinum+, and HotMaps Platinum for compatible plotters. Owners of any Gold, Silver, Marine & Lakes USA, and HotMaps Premium cards can have it with Navionics Updates.

Lowrance Insight Genesis Mapping

Lowrance released its latest mapping program Insight Genesis which allows you the user to create your own maps from sonar logs.  All you have to do is record your sonar data while you are on the water.  Then remove your SD card when you get home and upload the logs with Lowrance’s handy desktop utility.  Within a few minutes you’ll receive an email with a link to your custom map.

Here is a sample of a short sonar log from a couple of years ago that I uploaded yesterday.

Here is the Navionics chart for the same area to show the difference.

Lowrance allows you to view the maps online for free.  A onetime download is $19.95 to use with a HDS Gen2 Touch unit.  The Standard 1 year subscription is $99.95 and that allows maps to be used on 2 HDS Gen2 Touch units and a 4 hour scanning time.  This also allows you to merge maps from different trips for even greater detail.  The Premium subscription is $299.95/year and offers use on 4 HDS Gen2 Touch and bottom hardness, vegetation, weather tools, and other trending features.

Here is the link to get started on this https://insightstore.lowrance.com/insightgenesis

-Lawren

10% Off All Navionics Charts Until Aug 26th 2012

Starting on August 10th and running through August 26th we will be having a huge sale on all in stock Navionics charts.  We will be offering 10% off our already low prices on each chart purchase during this sale.

If you have a chart that is not updateable (Prior to Spring 2010) this is a great chance to purchase one at a reduced cost so you can take advantage of Navionics Freshest Data Program.  When you purchase your new chart it will be included with a USB card reader so you can download the latest updates from the web.  All you need to do is insert the card into the reader within 60 days of purchase and then plug the USB reader into a computer with internet connection and that’s it!  It’s literally that easy.  It will automatically begin a wizard for you to update your charts.  This is one of the easiest parts of your chartplotter system to update.  You are then entitled to 1 year of free updates for your chart.  With over 1000 updates per day you know you’ll have the most up to date information for all your boating or fishing trips.

Navionics manufactures many different charts for various application so determining which one you require is first step.   Platinum+ and Gold charts are better suited for pleasure boaters, sailors, and Great Lakes fishermen, while Hotmaps are geared towards inland lakes fishermen and cottagers.  Let’s take a look at what each chart option offers.

The Platinum+ charts are Navionics top of the line charts with just about every option imaginable.  They have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Lines, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  They also include 3D charting, aerial photos of marina’s and port entrances, satellite photo overlays for land and water, and they also include the popular Fish’N’chip data which is high resolution bathymetric data which serious fishermen love.

Gold is the next charting in Navionics extensive product line and they have full 2D charting data with NavAids, Marker Buoys, Contour Line, Spot Soundings and Marina information.  These are one of our most popular charts and they cover an extensive charting region.  With just 2 charts you are able to cover all the coastal and Great Lakes waters of Canada and the USA.

For pleasure boaters and sailors the Platinum+ or Gold are the best choices as they have full navigational charting.  For fishermen on inland lakes in Canada there are two great choices.

Hotmaps Premium offers many lakes in HD format which include 1 foot contour lines for the serious fishermen.  This level of detail is what makes finding productive fishing spots a very quick process as the “spot on the spot” jumps right out at you.

Hotmaps Platinum has the same coverage area as the Premium and same detail level for the charting, plus it also offers 3D mapping for many lakes.  Also, included on the Hotmaps Platinum chart is satellite photo overlay and aerial photos for many marinas.

Whether you boat, sail, or fish Navionics is sure to have the right chart for you and at these sale prices there’s no better time to purchase one.

-Lawren

 

 

2012 Toronto International Boat Show

The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012.  This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!

You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics.  We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.

Some of the highlights that we will have on display include the Simrad NSS, Garmin auto-routing chartplotters, and Maretron NMEA2000 networking products.

Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.

Be sure to come by the show and visit the Radioworld booth in Hall G, Booth 458

See you there…

-Lawren

11th Anniversary Sale on NOW!

Radioworld just had its 12th Birthday and we are celebrating by hosting our Biggest Sale of the YEAR!  From May 16th –  May 31st, 2011, all of your favourite items are on SALE.

To make everyone even happier, we are continuing our NO TAX on Accessories promotion right to the end of the month.

  
(A discount equivalent to the tax value will be applied to the invoice at time of sale).

We are also hosting an Open House and FREE BBQ LUNCH on May 28th, 2011.   Drop in and visit anytime and have lunch on us from 11 am til 2pm!
Manufacturer Reps will be on hand to chat with! FREE Giveways and Raffle Draw too!

 

Great Selection, Great Prices and Great Service! 
Thanks for 12 GREAT YEARS!

Jack, Angelo and Friends at Radioworld

Toronto Boat Show January 8th – 16th, 2011

“Put some summer in your winter” and don’t miss out on Canada’s Largest Boat Show – The Toronto International Boat Show. Starting Saturday January 8th through til Sunday January 16th, 2011 at the Direct Energy Centre (CNE Grounds).  The best deals on boats and everything related.

Radioworld Booth - Toronto Boat Show

We will have the best deals anywhere on all things electronic from every major manufacturer in the industry!

Stop in and say hello!!!

See you there….

Jack

Backroad Maps of Ontario

The staff at Radioworld are really excited about a new product from the folks at Backroad Maps. Some of you may know this company for the fantastic printed road maps and other related mapping products they have been producing for years. Well this past year Backroads entered the digital age. They have produced a great product for the Garmin handheld line of GPS products.

The new Backroad GPS map series gives outdoor explorers access to thousands of recreational points of interest, city and logging roads, trail systems and more. Whether you are hiking in the backcountry or exploring the Great Outdoors, the Backroad GPS Maps gives you the security of always knowing where you are, where you have been and where you are going. Great for camping, exploring, fishing, hiking, hunting, navigating, skiing and much more.

Features :

Backroad Mapbooks are proud to release their new Garmin GPS compatible line of maps. Now users can have access to our industry leading road and recreation maps in the palm of their hands. No other source offers as up-to-date backroad, trail and recreation data for all of Canada like we do. The Backroad GPS Maps also have the added value of detailed city and highway information to provide a safe and reliable product that will truly get you from your home to the Great Outdoors.

  • Garmin GPS & MapSource compatible
  • More backroads, logging and industry roads than any other GPS source in Canada
  • Detailed trail systems, including defined ATV, snowmobile & long distance trails
  • 20,000 scale water features (BC & Ontario Only)
  • Geo-referenced backcountry Points of Interest & Recreation Features
  • Point specific wilderness campsites & recreation sites
  • Paddling routes including access points and portages
  • Search for Backroad Mapbook recreation information using the Whereto or Extras function
  • Wildlife management boundaries for anglers and hunters
  • City and highways information and points of interest
  • And much, much more

Note that all the standard Garmin GPS features like seemless topographic maps, the find tool to locate nearby city, water or recreation features and 50,000 scale geographic points are all part of the Backroad GPS Maps package.

Benefits :

With more roads and trails than any other source, people can finally get up-to-date backroad information on their Garmin GPS. We have also added in the many recreational features that have made Backroad Mapbooks Canada’s leading Outdoor Recreation source for over 15 years. Now people can navigate from their home to the backcountry with the confidence of a good road and recreation map on their GPS unit.

You can order this great product online here or call our sales team at 416-667-1000

Leo

Great Holiday Gift Ideas under $200.00

Radioworld is hoping to make your Christmas shopping even easier by having some great gift ideas to fit every budget!

Great Gift Ideas Under $200.00

 

  All items can be ordered online at our Website

Garmin Map Product Downloads

 

Radioworld now has Garmin map products available for download, Everything from map updates to full version of popular City Navigator and Topo products.

Plus we also offer some download only products such as the cityXplorer maps, these are great if you are visting a foreign city and need more info than the standard points of information files found on most Garmin Auto Nav products.

Click on the following link to pick the product of your choice

If you have any questions feel to call our sales team at 416-667-1000

Leo