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Old 11-06-2013, 15:08   #526
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Re: Please turn your AIS off when docked/moored/anchored

Here is a good piece by Ben Ellison on Panbo about the Vesper Watchmate AIS filtering capability: Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub: Vesper Marine WatchMate, still the leader in AIS collision avoidance?

Notice that the unit can apply filters to both the display, and to the alarms. I think this is what Evans is using, but the capabilities may not be familiar to everyone. Pretty powerful and well thought-out, but still not a solution to the particular problem Evans brought up in his original posting.

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Old 11-06-2013, 15:27   #527
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Re: Please turn your AIS off when docked/moored/anchored

Originally Posted by KStepman View Post
Why you should turn off your AIS when at dock or on the hard? It has the very real potential of distracting or numbing the attention of those at the helm of passing boats and large ships to a very real AIS collision hazard. Which, I believe is the point of this post. I know it has that affect on me. I believe that overrides the "free security system" it affords you.
If seeing AIS targets affected me the same way they affect you, I would turn my AIS off, not ask others to turn their transceiver off.

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