SevenStar Class B AIS transponder, a new face

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Holger says:

    Class B units are all capabale of broadcasting a short safety related message (Msg 14). The length is 1 slot, which equals 14 letters. The content shall be predefined to prevent users from chatting. Message content can be either distress or for example “Fishing w/ net”.

  2. Joe says:

    One negative – If everyone has AIS the screen will look like an outbreak of some disease with collision alarms going off every 10 seconds on a busy Saturday.

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