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BoatUS asks FCC to reconsider approval of Ligado L-Band Wireless Plan

L-Band wireless

A coalition of groups whose users rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) wants the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change its mind about an April 20 decision to permit Ligado Networks to begin construction of a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) “L-Band” wireless network. The group is concerned that once operable, the network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s ...

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Last chance for east coast boaters shallow draft survey

shallow draft

West and Gulf coast recreational boaters have already spoken. Now the U.S. Coast Guard is asking East Coast boaters, in a short, 5-minute online survey, to weigh in about the Aids to Navigation (ATON) system on shallow draft waterways — those East Coast waters less than 12-feet in depth. Time is running out though: The survey period ends November 1. “BoatUS appreciates the ...

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FCC order could threaten reliability of boater’s GPS units

Keep GPS Working Coalition

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says a decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s Global Positioning System and harm boating safety. Ligado’s slice ...

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Big boating numbers expected for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend boating

Recreating outdoors in general, and boating in particular, have become important outlets in the era of the coronavirus pandemic. Boat sales are strong, dealer traffic is quickly coming back, lines at the public launch ramps are long and TowBoatUS expects this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be a record one for recreational boating. “While there are some locations where recreational ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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TowBoatUS Islamorada named Tower of the Year

A local business that helps boaters with routine on water assistance was recognized for its professionalism at the 2020 BoatUS Towing Services Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. TowBoatUS Islamorada, which is owned and operated by Capt. Carlos Galindo and Ilene Perez, took “Tower of the Year” honors besting more than 100 TowBoatUS companies. Upon receiving the honor Perez said, “A ...

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Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association, BoatUS seek dredging funds

Prior to last week’s closure of the U.S. Capitol, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) joined a broad coalition of groups including coastal shipping operators, dredging contractors, local governments and recreational boating groups to advocate on behalf of the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway. The coalition went to Capitol Hill pushing to establish an individual ...

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At-the-helm, on-water training at Miami Boat Show

Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, together with Freedom Boat Club of Miami Beach, and the Miami International Boat Show, February 13-17, offer a choice of four fun and affordable at-the-helm, on-water training courses for beginners, women and experienced boaters ...

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David Kennedy of BoatUS elected chairman of Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association

BoatUS Manager of Government Affairs David Kennedy was elected chairman of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) at the group’s recent annual meeting held in Savannah, Georgia. Founded in 1999, AIWA advocates for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), often referred to as “America’s Marine Highway 95,” helping to ensure its future as an integral part of the nation’s transportation system. Kennedy, who will serve a ...

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