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Old 06-07-2012, 16:48   #31
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Re: AIS Receiver or Transponder

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For what they cost two vhf radios make sense. One on 16 the other 13. Just a thought.
I don't think there is a marine radio made today that does not have a scan and/or dual watch function. Just one radio is all that is needed.

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Old 06-07-2012, 17:07   #32
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Re: AIS Receiver or Transponder

after several night sails up and down the chesapeake I got tired of playing the game that goes "You see those lights over there? Where do you suppose he's going?" Now, we know where they are and where they are going and they know the same for us. Large ships will sometimes call us, usually in plenty of time to take evasive action. It is WAY more relaxing to sail with AIS.

And having a dedicated antenna on the stern rail works just fine
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Has anyone tried the ICOM transceiver? It appears to have a built in splitter and is only $400
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Sorry, the ICOM is only a receiver.
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Old 06-07-2012, 20:15   #35
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Re: AIS Receiver or Transponder

We installed a Em-TRak B100 Transceiver last fall before leaving for the Bahamas. It worked flawlessly, and connected to both our NMEA 2000 network and USB to the laptop on occasion. It also has 0183 connectivity, but we don't use that.

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