Not sure I have an appropriate title, but the best I can think of.
I'm troubleshooting my new Raymarine
system, specifically a new eS98 MFD and our existing Raymarine
It seems to me that the eS98 is not populating names of vessels in an appropriate time -- just showing the MMSI number. No destination
or other information either.
I first noticed this on an early sail with the new MFD when I spotted a large vessel approaching the Golden Gate Bridge. I wanted to know it's destination
to see if we might be in it's likely path. I checked the AIS
info and only saw the MMSI number for the vessel. No destination information at all, no vessel name.
Today, in the safety
of our marina, I had both the Raymarine and OpenCPN
systems fed from the AIS250. The OpenCPN
quickly displayed a vessel's name while it did not show up on the Raymarine.
I think it's possible that a vessels name might not be transmitted for up to (perhaps) six minutes due to the design of the AIS
system. After writing a long post on the Raymarine forum I started to wonder if OpenCPN might "cache" names from previous trips. I generally do run OpenCPN down below at the navigation
Just trying to "rule out" possibilities.