Author: Russ

Who should have AIS?

AIS introduction schedule: Mandatory carriage requirements are set for all ships of 300 GRT and over engaged on international voyages, and those of 500 GRT…

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AIS broadcast data message – what is in it?

The information that is broadcasted by the AIS unit is sorted into three independent data reports and transmitted at set schedules according to the agreed…

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Laptop on board

I wanted to use the Raymarine C120 as the primary means of electronic chartplotting while on board – it is interfaced to all the instruments…

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SSB On board

Well it seemed like a good idea to get an SSB instead of the dedicated Navtex displays that are on the market…there isn’t much price…

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Fitting the RC400

I decided that I would use an RC400 handheld in the cockpit since it would: a) take less room than any of the smallest C…

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