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Old 29-03-2013, 11:59   #1
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Folks...

This is fun.

Cruising the Exumas, Bahamas.

Today I received a live AIS SART alert. OpenCPN 3.2.0 did the right thing, bringing up an alert dialog and the proper red-cross chart symbol.

I called the co-located AIS target, a Class-A megayacht, and asked if everything was OK. Capt told me that a guest probably was playing with a life jacket, and this happened frequently. Apparently the SART transponders are sensitive creatures.....

Anyone else seen live SART alerts?

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Old 29-03-2013, 12:40   #2
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Re: SART

I caught one in Jan 2013 from the SF feed (with pic !). See
OpenCPN Beta Version 3.1.1319 Released
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:29   #3
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You must have been at Stanial Cay/Big Majors.
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Paul L...

Yup, Big Majors Spot is uber-yacht central in March.

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Dave,
I saw the same SART first on my Vesper display. Then brought up OpenCPN and sure enough there was the jagged red-outline message of a SART and then a MOB. Nice of the mega-yachts to help test these features. Although it does kind of start to sound like the Boy who cried wolf. No one seemed to think this was a real emergency.
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