Re: [Amel] AIS

Usually I see the first the ship  that is with me in a collision track,
and I call the ship,
in all cases they see me but they NEVER realized that I am a sail boat under sail....
Perhaps you have right, 5 miles seam me a little low, but it is enough.
Jean Luc

26/11/2013 20:59, Sailorman a écrit :



I can also see targets at over 100 miles sometimes with my class B unit. However I have spoken with many ships over the last few years and they only see ne at 5 miles more or less. My separate antenna is mounted on my mizzen.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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I cannot agree with you !
On cottonBay I can see targets at more then 300 miles !
Important is that the antenna is on the main mast.
Jean Luc on CottonBay

Le 26/11/2013 20:39, Sailorman a écrit :



Remember a B class unit is only visible 4-6 miles since it is 2 watts.

Next tine I would go with an A class unit that is visible closer to 20 miles as it is 15 watts.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of richtate@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:29 AM
Subject: [Amel] AIS




I’m looking for feedback on AIS transponders.  We have, and like, the MarineGadget AIS receiver USB dongle ( that overlays nicely targets on a Asus netbook running OpenCPN but my wife wants to have the option for us to broadcast our position to shipping traffic. From what I’ve read the Vesper Marine device(s) can send AIS target data wirelessly and we’d like to have the targets repeated on our iPAD running Garmin’s BlueChart Mobile app. Anyone have experience with this setup?




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