I have a full suite of B&G electronics
including a Zeus 12 and a Zeus 8 MFD (not the Zeus II models). I also have their AIS-300 installed. It all works fine and always has. One annoyance is that an AIS
target for my own boat is always on my screens, basically covering up the expected boat icon for my position. I have entered in my MMSI number across my systems so I'd think the MFD would be smart enough to know that target is me, and shouldn't be displayed.
This is actually more than annoying on my radar screen
(4G) where my own boat shows as a vessel in a danger
zone, so I can't set any guard zones as the alarm
immediately goes off saying I'm about to collide with myself!
As an interesting side note my dedicated AIS GPS antenna
and my regular nav GPS antenna
are about 15 feet apart from each other, so my AIS system usually says the dangerous boat (me) is +/- 15 feet away.
This doesn't make sense but I can't figure out what I may have configured incorrectly to make this go away. I also have a vague memory that it didn't used to be this way so perhaps some upgrade I did to my Zeus's changed the feature, or messed up my configs.
How does this work for other people with these products? Any help appreciated!