Does anyone have comments on why:
"AIS Class B Transponder specification, all units must have a built-in GPS and cannot receive a position from other 3rd Party GPS units
This just seems ludicrous to me.
I run a single
GPS on N2k. If that GPS dies, I have (3) Icom radio
screens blinking, (2) Furuno
MFDs screaming like they were cut with a dull knife, the autopilot
won't engage, basically all electronic navigation
By meeting the specs, if the (additional) on-board GPS in the AIS
dies, I won't know it unless I open the locker the unit is mounted in to see the led blinking.
In which case do you think the broken GPS would get fixed faster????