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Everything Pool Owners Should Know About Lightning

Do you own a pool? Discover everything pool owners should know about lightning and uncover the threats these electrical bolts pose to your pool and users.

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Why You Should Avoid the Golf Course During a Thunderstorm

Is it worth keeping a golf game going during a storm? Discover why you should avoid the golf course during a thunderstorm and how to enhance golf course safety.

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Debunking Commonly Held Misconceptions About Lightning

Improve lightning safety for yourself and others by checking out some debunked common misconceptions about lightning. Learn the truth about lightning’s power.

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Boating 101: What Happens When Lightning Hits the Water?

Do you know what happens when lightning strikes water? Find out with TALOS’ Boating 101 on lightning safety and awareness while out on the water.

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National Safe Boating Week

May 20 – 26th, 2023 is National Safe Boating Week. The National Weather Service partnered with the National Safe Boating Council, a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, to help promote safe boating practices. Boating can be a fun way to enjoy a summer day, but it’s important to stay safe while enjoying the water. BoatTEST shares […]

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Fox News Features TALOS Lightning Detector

Fox News 13 in Tampa Bay interviewed Rob Matthes, Founder of the TALOS® Lightning Detector. Rob discusses the features of the TALOS® Lightning Detectors and why being aware of dangerous lightning, whether approaching or departing, is very important for staying safe outdoors. Our lightning detectors are recommended by BOATTEST and listed as one of the […]

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BOATTEST Recommends TALOS

Lightning strikes are among the dangerous threats to a boater on the water. Not only is lightning dangerous, but a lightning strike to a boat can be very costly. Captain Steve from BOATEST tested the TALOS lightning detector and highly recommends its use when out boating to help keep boaters aware of potential lightning strikes. […]

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Why does my lightning detector say a storm is near, when the closest storm is over 25 miles away?

What is occurring is a phenomenon called “ducting”.  This is something that is more common with higher frequencies, but can also occur at 500KHz (where we listen for lightning).  Ducting occurs when there is a thunderstorm or hurricane that creates a channel of moist warm air between cooler air above and below due to upward […]

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How Does My Lightning Detector Work? Your Guide to Getting Started

How to Use Remove the Mounting Base Remove/Insert the detector from the mounting base by placing on a flat service and pressing on the side tabs, then slide the unit out. Install Batteries Install 4 AA batteries (recommend new AA Lithium batteries for longer battery life). Remove the 4 battery door screws and open battery […]

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Making Waves, Receiving Accolades!

Lately TALOS has been making major waves in the boating industry! We’ve been featured in major publications. Read on to learn more! Being featured in BoatTest.com, Captain Steve reviewed the handheld device, (SFD-1000G) declaring “it’s the worth the price of a nice meal” to have a device that can accurately alert users lightning is in striking […]

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Low Battery Warning

The batteries in the TALOS lightning detector last for about a year. When the batteries begin to die, a low battery warning will come on. Look for the low battery LED to flash red to indicate when it is time to change batteries.

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Facts in a Flash! Turning Off Your Detector

Not sure if your lightning detector is turned off? Press and hold the off button for 5 seconds and release. A single red LED will walk across the display and the unit will then turn off. If you do not see the red, hold for an additional 5 seconds and release. You may hear a […]

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