Can I purchase communication and navigation equipment at Anaconda?
Yes, you can! There is no danger of getting lost or going in the wrong direction if you equip yourself with the products from the communication and navigation range available at Anaconda. Whether you are a fan of the good old map and compass or prefer to rely on the latest GPS systems, you will find all the necessary equipment and accessories here.
What should I consider when buying a GPS device?
GPS devices work anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, in any weather condition. Once you buy a GPS device, you just need an unobstructed view of the sky to use it; you don't even need to subscribe to a service.
A GPS device receives data from a network of satellites in geosynchronous orbit around the Earth and uses the information to calculate your precise position. By locking into three satellites, GPS can tell you your latitude and longitude. With a fourth satellite in view, GPS calculates latitude, longitude, and altitude.
Where does a GPS device come in useful?
There are many uses for a GPS device, here are some of them:
- GPS at work: Rescue crews, firefighters, archaeologists, geologists, surveyors, mappers, boat captains, pilots, dispatchers, tour guides, and military personnel use GPS devices to perform their jobs.
- GPS at play: Take your GPS device hiking, camping, mountain climbing, biking, snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, boating, fishing, touring, and flying so that you can find your way on land, at sea, or in flight.
- GPS on the road: A GPS device equipped with mapping software gives you street-level directions, which can prevent you from getting lost in a bustling city. It can also select an optimum route from point to point and help you make informed choices about where to stop along the way.
What if I prefer not to use an electronic device?
Our range of navigation equipment also includes good old-fashioned compasses, maps and atlases, as well as a handy map case to keep your map dry in adverse weather conditions, ideal for when you are hiking or out on your bike.
What types of communication device are included in the range?
You will find several items in the range, such as handheld two-way radios and walkie-talkies. A two-way radio is a radio that can operate two ways, that is, it has the ability to both transmit and receive a radio signal, as opposed to a radio that can only receive. A two-way radio is also commonly called a transceiver because it can both transmit and receive radio communications. In either case, the radio operates two ways; it can send, and it can receive. A walkie-talkie is a portable two-way radio, particularly one that can be held in the hand.
What else is included in the range?
The range also includes a personal locator beacon. Personal locator beacons (PLBs) are designed to be used in emergency situations to alert authorities in your area to your exact location so search and rescue teams can be deployed to assist you. Many people employ them in remote locations where they can't receive cell-phone signals.