Originally Posted by DeepFrz
For AIS Transponders I would suggest Vesper Marine
100% agree! The service and quality/utility you get for the money
is amazing! Truly, one of the gems in the Marine industry.
Since I never answered your actual question. At this point, I think it only makes sense to get a full transponder for AIS. It just makes life so much easier being able to be seen as well as see ships of all sizes. We've had just a receive on the last boat
, and just about the only stipulation for the new one was having a full transponder.
The Standard Horizon radios are great.... even the $120 ones.