Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-04-2013, 22:09   #1
Registered User
 
BitNissen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denmark
Boat: Trio 80
Posts: 13
Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

Hi I have just purchased an AIS 600 transponder without the setup cd-rom. The cd-rom software is not avaible on garmin.com Does anybody know a place where i can get a copy or maybee someone who want to share the programs and drivers ising a dropbox share or similar

kind regards

jimmi Aakjaer
__________________

__________________
BitNissen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2013, 04:20   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,376
Images: 240
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, jimmi.

Is this it? ➥ Garmin: AIS 600 Software Update Collection
__________________

__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2013, 04:34   #3
Registered User
 
BitNissen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denmark
Boat: Trio 80
Posts: 13
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

Hi Gord

Thanks for your reply

You link is unfortunatly a software upgrade for the device.

The setup program is used for programming the device with MMSI, Call sign and boat type and is only delivered on a CD-rom

Kind regards

Jimmi
__________________
BitNissen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2013, 00:36   #4
Registered User
 
Tomm0's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Melbourne, australia
Boat: Joubert Koala 24
Posts: 114
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

I could use this too!
__________________
Tomm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2013, 12:21   #5
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,527
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

Quote:
Originally Posted by BitNissen View Post
Hi I have just purchased an AIS 600 transponder without the setup cd-rom. The cd-rom software is not avaible on garmin.com Does anybody know a place where i can get a copy or maybee someone who want to share the programs and drivers ising a dropbox share or similar

kind regards

jimmi Aakjaer
The AIS setup is supposed to be done by the selling dealer based on information you provide. Contact your dealer to have the unit set up properly.
__________________
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-04-2013, 12:31   #6
Registered User
 
BitNissen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denmark
Boat: Trio 80
Posts: 13
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

Hi Rwidman

In the states it not allowed to enter the MMSI etc. by the end-user because of some FCC rules.

In europe it is allowed to your selve and the manual is mentioning the setup-cd and how to do it.

/Jimmi
__________________
BitNissen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 09:00   #7
Registered User
 
rwidman's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,527
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 setup software

Quote:
Originally Posted by BitNissen View Post
Hi Rwidman

In the states it not allowed to enter the MMSI etc. by the end-user because of some FCC rules.

In europe it is allowed to your selve and the manual is mentioning the setup-cd and how to do it.

/Jimmi
In that case, contact the seller and request the CD.

I'm surprised Garmin would allow a setup CD to be released to the public because it would only be a short while before US based users would have it and do their own setups.

Anywhere in the USA that I've seen AIS transponders for sale, the price includes the setup so there's no good reason to try to do it yourself.
__________________
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 00:25   #8
Registered User
 
BitNissen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denmark
Boat: Trio 80
Posts: 13
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

Hi
I have got a CD now
Thanks
/Jimmi
__________________
BitNissen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 16:00   #9
Registered User
 
Tomm0's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Melbourne, australia
Boat: Joubert Koala 24
Posts: 114
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

Another member here PM'd me and was very helpful in giving me a copy of the CD I could download (not identifying the person as it was a PM).

I'm happy to give it to anyone who needs it. (It's ridiculous it's not on the Garmin website in the first place!)

I've dropped it on my server here:

http://privatei.com.au/downloads/Gar...600SetupCD.zip
__________________
Tomm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 16:28   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 61
Curious if anyone has been able to reprogram the MMSI number in the AIS 600 using the CD Rom?

I thought the whole point of manufacturer's policies was that outside the US user programming is only possible once, after that it has to go to factory or official repair center (and in US user programming isn't even allowed) -- due to government restrictions on MMSIs.

I thought lack of reprogramming ability killed the option of buying one of these units second hand.
__________________
galacticair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2013, 17:16   #11
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by galacticair View Post
Curious if anyone has been able to reprogram the MMSI number in the AIS 600 using the CD Rom?

I thought the whole point of manufacturer's policies was that outside the US user programming is only possible once, after that it has to go to factory or official repair center (and in US user programming isn't even allowed) -- due to government restrictions on MMSIs.

I thought lack of reprogramming ability killed the option of buying one of these units second hand.
No, I believe it's mostly just a US thing where they limit freedom to program and reprogram your own gear.
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2013, 22:47   #12
Registered User
 
BitNissen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Denmark
Boat: Trio 80
Posts: 13
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

Hi

FYI - The setup software can only program the MMSI number once.

If you have entered a wrong number or want to move the box to another boat - you have to send it to Garmin for a factory reset - it costs 50$

It is possible to change the boat name and call sign with any restrictions

Kind regards

Jimmi
__________________
BitNissen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2013, 12:57   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: canada
Posts: 1,618
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

most of the ais companys use the "proais2" software to program which should be found on the web by one company or other. I can't remember off hand if garmin uses this one though.
__________________
smac999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 17:52   #14
Registered User
 
Tomm0's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Melbourne, australia
Boat: Joubert Koala 24
Posts: 114
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

From the user manual of ProAis2:
"Once programmed the MMSI number cannot be changed."
__________________
Tomm0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2013, 09:40   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 16
Re: Looking for Garmin Ais 600 Setup Software

TommO, you're a life saver. Thanks so much for posting the s/w.

I just bought one of those AIS 600 that that guy from China is selling on eBay cheap. Playing the lottery a bit as he warranties nothing, but his reviews are almost all good. I downloaded the software, but don't have the unit yet.

Did you have any luck reprogramming the MMSI? I know that the Garmin install prod lit and ProAIS says no, but someone else on another blog said that was CYA hooey because of US FCC requirements. Can you confirm that it worked?
__________________

__________________
jabaraco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
garmin, ais, software

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OpenCPN and the ”MarineGadget Radar - AIS Receiver" X382-SWE130 OpenCPN 15 11-10-2012 05:53
1 GPS to 2 Listeners, ie AIS + openCPN. nixontankgirl OpenCPN 13 09-05-2012 05:18
AIS Unit for Raymarine Chartplotter System mukilteomaniac Marine Electronics 4 23-01-2012 01:06
Route Properties, Missing Functions James Baines OpenCPN 13 13-07-2011 04:31
AIS Reception Issue twistedtree Marine Electronics 72 03-07-2011 03:57



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:49.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.