To transpond or not, part 2

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.

3 Responses

  1. GPSNavX says:

    My experience is the “Static” AIS data (i.e. destination) is typically incorrect. I suspect oft it is a “set it and forget it” mentality on the transponders.

  2. Andrew says:

    The Furuno FA-100 and FA-150 will only work correctly with an AD10 heading input, “Compass error or rate of turn error will appear if NMEA is used simply because NMEA isnt fast enough (even fast nmea @ 38 400bps)
    There are a few converter boxes available on the market that will convert NMEA to AD10 format.
    Also on large ships on busy shipping lanes will interface their AIS transponder onto a professional series radar like Furuno’s 2127 that allows for displaying of AIS targets and will warn of CPA and give ROT ect.
    Also you will be amazed at how many British Fishing Vessels have the FA100 / FA150 fitted but dont transmit for fear of rivals tracking them.
    Furuno Technician

  3. David Ritblatt says:

    Check out the Northstar MX 500 by MX marine a DGPS combined with AIS class A.

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