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Old 29-09-2019, 11:48   #16
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Quite simply, there are some places i'd prefer not to be seen. As for aliens, yeah, I guess you could call my teenage kids aboard aliens... Lolz!
Anyway, I'd like to have the option. If you have a suggestion on how to keep it on Silent, please let me know.
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Seems like a question for the vendor/manufacturer. You might get help instead of pontification.
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Lol! Yeah, I thought I'd throw it out there if anybody had a quick answer. Oh well
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Old 29-09-2019, 12:11   #18
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Re: Ais Silent Mode

I have a different brand, but like yours, you can disable with a hard wired switch.

People telling you whether they agree or disagree that you shouldn't turn it off are being ridiculous. You can do what you want. Most people don't have AIS, those that do probably have receive only.

AIS Silent mode connection
In addition to enabling AIS silent mode via a connected multifunction
display. The Power/data cable on the AIS unit includes 2 wires
which can be connected to a bespoke switch placed at a suitable
location on the vessel's dashboard to enable manual switching of
AIS silent mode.
Note: The AIS silent switch, where fitted will override a
multifunction displays AIS silent setting.
Connecting AIS silent wires
To connect a manual AIS silent switch to your system follow the
steps below:
PWR/Da ta STng GPS ANT VHF ANT
USB
D12091-1
62 AIS350 / AIS650
Wire color Signal / Description
1 — Bespoke switch
2 Orange AIS Silent +
3 Light Green AIS Silent –
1. Run cable from switch location to AIS unit.
2. Crimp or solder wire connections to the switch.
3. Crimp or solder switch wires to the orange and light green AIS
silent wires on the power / data cable.
4. Ensure cables are adequately shielded

I have a switch on the breaker panel to disable AIS Broadcasting.
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Old 29-09-2019, 12:13   #19
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Re: Ais Silent Mode

We run ours always. We have cruised the Great Lakes, St Lawrence, Canadian Maritimes, Nova Scotia, east coast, open Atlantic, PR to Trinidad and Bonaire. It has saved our bacon several times during night crossings. Many commercial vessels are under manned and especially at night you may be missed. We always contact the other big boats if the CPA is inside five miles.

The closest call was a perpendicular crossing between St Lucia and St Vincent at night. The CPA was 0.0. I would naturally change course to fall astern. My Watchmate details said the vessel was constrained. It took me a while with 12 power, 50 mm binoculars to find the tiny light on the tow, 1500 meters behind the tug. Radio confirmed the situation and the tug slowed a bit and yielded 5 degrees. The pilot had not seen us. The operator was happy to talk to us and totally willing to accommodate.

We had a close one also with a Disney cruise liner at night and clearly running auto. Again, happy to acknowledge our existence and stay clear.

We avoided, I think, boarding by the Homeland MIB (men in black) approaching the North Channel. They knew who and where we were for hours. They probably knew where we were born. They motored past in their 900 hp RIB, slowed to say hi and disappeared.
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Hi there all! I have a Raymarine AIS 650 with AIS Splitter 100. Chartplotter is Hybrid E 125.
Thru "Chart" I manage to put the AIS in Silent Mode (Menu, AIS, AIS Options, Silent Mode), but, after about 10 minutes, it automatically switches it back "OFF", that is, am transmitting my position again..
Any idea how to keep it in Silent mode? Thanks!
Sorry about the thread drift your thread experienced so soon.

We have a VesperMarine AIS, that also likes to turn itself on when we would prefer it to be off. Don't know why it does it, but if I really want it off, like when we're in a marina, for instance, I turn it off at the circuit breaker.

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Thanks..I might add a manual switch for the AIS, thanks for the instructions.
Yes Ann, I can turn it off completely shutting off the VHF breaker, but it's a less than optimal solution obviously.
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Sorry about the thread drift your thread experienced so soon.

We have a VesperMarine AIS, that also likes to turn itself on when we would prefer it to be off. Don't know why it does it, but if I really want it off, like when we're in a marina, for instance, I turn it off at the circuit breaker.

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Is it possible that:
A software update is needed?
That an AIS in stealth can be forced on by authorities?

BTW. The respondent who says most people do not have AIS is probably in an area predominated by day sailors and dock queens. We live aboard in the Caribbean and most boats do have AIS with Class B transmission. It is unusual to find any serious cruisers without. When we left with the Salty Dawgs three years ago Hampton, Va to Virgin Gorda with 80 boats, all had AIS. Many Caribbean locals do not have unless they also cruise.
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Re: Ais Silent Mode

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Is it possible that:
A software update is needed?
That an AIS in stealth can be forced on by authorities?

BTW. The respondent who says most people do not have AIS is probably in an area predominated by day sailors and dock queens. We live aboard in the Caribbean and most boats do have AIS with Class B transmission. It is unusual to find any serious cruisers without. When we left with the Salty Dawgs three years ago Hampton, Va to Virgin Gorda with 80 boats, all had AIS. Many Caribbean locals do not have unless they also cruise.
I did say most boats. Not just serious cruisers.
Of those 80 boats, did they all transmit?

No back to the thread about how to silence the OP's AIS.

Hopefully people will vote here about AIS.
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ll-224603.html
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I did say most boats. Not just serious cruisers.
Of those 80 boats, did they all transmit?

No back to the thread about how to silence the OP's AIS.

Hopefully people will vote here about AIS.
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ll-224603.html
Nearly all transmit. Most of us never see a dock. We want to be found by the Occasional sailors trying to anchor at night. We also leave plenty of light on even in designated anchorages. Mast anchor lights are mostly worthless. You will be seen with a couple deck lights or Luci lights along with the mast light.

I suggest again, contact the manufacturer for this answer. Ours has done funny things. It gets serviced at a reasonable rate from the maker off season. It always comes back with the latest software.
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Sorry about the thread drift your thread experienced so soon.

We have a VesperMarine AIS, that also likes to turn itself on when we would prefer it to be off. Don't know why it does it, but if I really want it off, like when we're in a marina, for instance, I turn it off at the circuit breaker.

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This phenomenon is the whole unit turning itself on when we had powered down earlier. AFAIK the silent mode switch does not suffer from such enthusiasm... but to be honest, I've never checked this out.

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