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Fall Hunting Sale – Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2012

Radioworld is pleased to announce the annual Fall Hunting Sale, beginning Monday, October 1, 2012 until Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.

We will be featuring NO TAX* on the following:

Bushnell products
Backroads GPS maps
Celestron binoculars, spotting scopes, and tracking products
Cobra GMRS radios
Delorme products
GSM products
Gerber Knives and Tools
Moultrie products
Plano cases
Spot 2 and Spot Connect Tracking products
StealthCam game cameras
Steiner binoculars
Streamlight flashlights and accessories
TopoNav mapping products
Tri-Tronics dog training products
Victorinox (Swiss Army) products
Walker’s Game Ear products

*(“No Tax” – A discount equivalent to the applicable tax will be applied to the pre-tax total)

 

 

New Minelab CTX 3030 “The Future of Discovery”

Minelab is pleased to announce ” The Future of Discovery” with the introduction of the brand new CTX 3030 metal detector, Available now for pre-order with guaranteed delivery on May 28th,2012 please visit the website here to place your order or call us at 416-667-1000 and speak to one of our sales reps.

Waterproof  You can go detecting anywhere with this versatile TREASURE detector.
You have the flexibility of land and underwater detecting as the CTX 3030 is waterproof to 10 ft (3 m).
Wireless Audio Have the freedom to detect without your headphones being attached to your detector.
With the WM 10 Wireless Module you have the choice of using the internal speaker, supplied headphones or your own favourite headphones
FeCo Discrimination With Ferrous (Fe) and Conductivity (Co) target resolution, plus adjustable Tone ID Profiles, you can detect the targets you want to and ignore the rest.
With Target Trace and Target Separation, you can identify multiple targets simultaneously for accurate detecting results.
GPS Locating See where you have been and where you are going by using the Map screen and Navigation Tool.
New GPS functions, such as GeoTrails, WayPoints, FindPoints and GeoHunts, allow you to leave your handheld GPS at home!
PC Mapping Upload all of your detector settings and treasure locations to your PC using the XChange 2 application. Attach photos and text to your finds, group them into categories.
View the locations on Google Maps. You can also download data to your detector for re-exploring favourite areas.
Full Colour Display The full colour LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before and greatly enhances the CTX 3030′s discrimination capabilities.
Quick Menus Quick Menus give you easy access to ‘on the go’ adjustments. Smart functions (Sensitivity, Noise Cancel, Audio, Ground Balance) and a customisable User button allow fast changes to your most used controls while detecting.
Ergonomic Design The well balanced design has all the battery weight behind the armrest for comfortable detecting. The detector is fully adjustable to suit your needs.
Multi-Languages You can choose from 9 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish.
   Identify…
For quickly accepting or rejecting a detected target, the Identify function saves you time and effort!
Edited patterns are automatically saved within your current Search Mode. Auto accept/reject discrimination features are also available for fast pattern editing using sample targets.
   Detect…
When you are searching, the Detect screen shows you all the target information you need to find more treasure – you won’t miss anything!
The colour display, Ferrous and Conductivity numbers, numerical depth indicator and sensitivity panel will give you more confidence to find those elusive good targets in heavily searched and high trash areas.
   Map…
When you want to check treasure locations or ground you have covered, the Map screen shows you the way – no need for a separate GPS!
The GeoTrail displays the path where you have been so you don’t waste time detecting the same ground twice. Use WayPoints and FindPoints to create your own treasure map.
   Store…
For recording find locations and entire treasure hunts, the Store function does it all!
WayPoints are used as general position markers to easily navigate to your favourite locations. FindPoints capture location, detector and target data for storing details of your treasure finds.

 

Leo

 

Marine Binoculars: Specifically Designed For Marine Safety

I was speaking with a Transport Canada Official the other day and much to my surprise binoculars are not part of their mandatory safety program. From my experience a good set of marine grade binoculars only makes sense. How many times have you scanned the horizon looking for your next distant buoy or see something unusual in the distant waters?

Marine binoculars are designed to be waterproof, durable and fog free. Marine binoculars are generally 7 X 50 and the Bushnell marine version are nitrogen-purged and O-ring sealed. 7 X 50 are ideal for marine use because they give you the ideal magnification ‘7 – times closer’ and objective lens diameter ’50mm’ for viewing on the water. The 50mm diameter lenses are large enough to allow low light use (dawn or dusk navigation). During the day they are amazingly clear and bright.  These are the differentiating features that make these binoculars ideal for marine use.

If you are navigating on a course over a long distance, Bushnell,  Celestron and Steiner have compass models which allows the operator to take a bearing, fix or conduct a dead reckoning. A rangefinder component can also allow the operator to calculate distance if the height is known (from your GPS or raster chart) or calculate height if distance is known.

Some of the performance features one should be aware when purchasing marine binoculars are:

Features :

  • 3-Axis Digital Compass
  • prisms for bright, clear, crisp viewing
  • Fully Multi-coated optics for superior light transmission and brightness
  • 100% waterproof / fogproof
  • O-ring sealed and nitrogen-purged to keep out moisture
  • Highly resistant to saltwater corrosion
  • Non-slip, non-skid rubber armor cushions bumps and shock, prevents sliding and provides a firm grip when wet
  • Hermetically sealed
  • Fold-down eyecups

A couple of extra features I enjoy are the attached lens caps (never drop or lose them) and individual eyepiece focusing with diopter scale (self adjusting) for quick and accurate focusing. Remember binoculars are like eyeglasses and you should really come into the store and try them out. All three makes, Bushnell, Celestron and Steiner are excellent, reliable and trust-worthy brands.

So, I hope many of you will add a marine binocular to your safety equipment and use it for navigation and most of all to be aware of your surroundings.