I have installed a Comar CSB200 AIS
transceiver hooked up to my PC running Maxsea
10 and a Standard Horizon CP 500 chart plotter. All works as advertised except for one problem: The CSB transmits own ship AIS
sentences mixed in with the other ship messages. Both Maxsea
and the CP500 get confused and don't recognize the own ship messages as special so they show an AIS target on top of my current
position This is not really a problem. The problem occurs when I turn on the CPA alarm
. It then goes off constantly since I am always within seconds of colliding with myself.
Not so helpful.
Anyone have suggestions? Standard Horizon says get the transceiver to stop sending the messages and Comar says to get the display to filter the messages. I don't think there is a way to do either.