Not the A022, but I purchased the A024.
The A024 claims to provide AIS
with an NMEA0183 muxer and wifi
. So I thought I'd kill a couple of birds with one stone and have both AIS
plus my NMEA
nav data available wirelessly.
Whilst the AIS worked fine from the get-go, the NMEA
did not. Turns out they had configured it for 9600 baud, despite the NMEA 0183
standard clearly stating 4800, which is hence the default for small-craft gear
Long story short, after a return (which cost me postage from Oz to the UK) for them to reconfigure it to 4800, the NMEA still didn't work
. I returned it again (another $28 postage) asking them to make it work
or refund if they couldn't. No response for well a over a month, and eventually I lost
patience and they have refunded me.
But get this: I paid AU$122 for it and was credited AU$96, so this unhappy experience has left me a total of $82 out of pocket!
Was it a good experience? I'll leave that to you to infer.