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Old 16-05-2022, 07:19   #1
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using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

Has anyone used an AIS receiver with WiFi to connect wirelessly to Navionics (specifically) on an iPhone or iPad?

The unit I am considering is the QK-A026 AIS Receiver with NMEA Multiplexer WiFi+QK-AS04 with Portable GPS Antenna R&S.

The unit broadcasts NMEA 0183 data which, from what I've read, Navionics can read and use to interface with your active chart.

If you have used this unit then please share your experience and what Chartplotter you used with it.

Thanks in advance
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

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Has anyone used an AIS receiver with WiFi to connect wirelessly to Navionics (specifically) on an iPhone or iPad?



The unit I am considering is the QK-A026 AIS Receiver with NMEA Multiplexer WiFi+QK-AS04 with Portable GPS Antenna R&S.



The unit broadcasts NMEA 0183 data which, from what I've read, Navionics can read and use to interface with your active chart.



If you have used this unit then please share your experience and what Chartplotter you used with it.



Thanks in advance


I’m not aware the iPad or iPhone app can receive nmea0183 in any form
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Old 16-05-2022, 09:27   #3
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

https://www.navionics.com/media/wysi...IS_Devices.pdf

these are devices that will stream AIS data to your Navionics App. As I understand it the data they broadcast over wifi is NMEA 0183 and 2000 data that the app can read and then display on the chart.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

Thanks! I had visited the QE website but didn't see that!
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

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Has anyone used an AIS receiver with WiFi to connect wirelessly to Navionics (specifically) on an iPhone or iPad?

The unit I am considering is the QK-A026 AIS Receiver with NMEA Multiplexer WiFi+QK-AS04 with Portable GPS Antenna R&S.

The unit broadcasts NMEA 0183 data which, from what I've read, Navionics can read and use to interface with your active chart.

If you have used this unit then please share your experience and what Chartplotter you used with it.

Thanks in advance
If you use Navionics Boating, the multiplexer will be of no use to you. This app only shows the GPS and AIS data that it receives from the WiFi.

If you use other apps (OpenCPN, iRegatta, iSailor, Timezero, SeaWi, etc), the multiplexer will work for you.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

Try
“AIS Radar”
It’s a 7 or 8 dollar app
that gives you a dedicated AIS display
on Iphone or IPad
I’ve rigged it up on my friends boat
taking AIS from a Standard Horizon 2400 radio
to a Yaker. The Yaker broadcasts the data to
the Idevice.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

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If you use Navionics Boating, the multiplexer will be of no use to you. This app only shows the GPS and AIS data that it receives from the WiFi.
My Navionics Boating app on my ipad receives info from the multiplexer with no issues at all. All you need is a multiplexer that transmits the data via wifi. I use a MiniPlex-3Wi(-N2K) Multiplexer.

Attached is a screenshot of about 30 AIS targets from the AIS transceiver, all transmitted via the multiplexer.

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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

I use Vesper Marine Watchmate XB - 8000 which, if I recall correctly, has its own multiplexer which will deliver AIS data over both wifi and NMEA 2000 .

I'm able to receive AIS data over the wifi and display it on my Navionics charts using an Android tablet. I imagine the Apple product would perform similarly.

An earlier post mentioned the "Yakker" which I used on my previous instrument configuration with good results too.

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I use Vesper Marine Watchmate XB - 8000 which, if I recall correctly, has its own multiplexer which will deliver AIS data over both wifi and NMEA 2000 .

I'm able to receive AIS data over the wifi and display it on my Navionics charts using an Android tablet. I imagine the Apple product would perform similarly.

An earlier post mentioned the "Yakker" which I used on my previous instrument configuration with good results too.

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This is correct. My same AIS delivers AIS data to my IPAd via WIFI through my radar WiFi network then to my IPAD.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

My VHF includes an AIS receiver. I use a comar nmea to wifi to send to my Ipad with INAVX, and my android phone which uses OCPN.

Used it for a couple of years now, always works.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

Not only can you send AIS data but boat data (depth, speed, temp, wind, etc.) as well, and with the proper setup, sent it simultaneously on all your iOS devices. In addition if those devices are connected to the same WiFi router and you have a WAN connection from cellular or maybe Starlink, they can update their maps at will. We are doing all that with Navionics, TZ iBoat, a AIS transponder, a wireless NMEA WiFi server, a Pepwave router and a Starlink sat system. The Raymarine backbone supports both NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183.

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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

I’ve been running iNavX on my iPad for going on 10 years now, with it integrated into my boat via my Vesper XB-8000. Pretty good combination. Used to purchase Navionics charts for it, but I guess Garmin didn’t like the competition, and cancelled the reseller agreement for navionics charts that iNavX had. They are now selling ENCs from SiiTech that are derived from the CHS and NOAA ENCs, which are much more detailed than the Navionics, but that’s also causing some performance issues at the moment.
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Re: using AIS wifi multiplexer receiver with Navionics

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My Navionics Boating app on my ipad receives info from the multiplexer with no issues at all. All you need is a multiplexer that transmits the data via wifi. I use a MiniPlex-3Wi(-N2K) Multiplexer.

Attached is a screenshot of about 30 AIS targets from the AIS transceiver, all transmitted via the multiplexer.

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Please read my comment carefully.

With other apps you can also see instrument data (wind, depth, etc), and then a multiplexer is useful. Navionics is limited to presenting GPS and AIS data exclusively.
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