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Peter

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AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« on: 15 September, 2010, 12:07:55 pm »
Post here your comments and reviews about your AIS receiving equipment. Which is the best AIS receiver at all?  :)

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #1 on: 15 September, 2010, 03:29:36 pm »
I have AIS Engine 2 and dont get the range or frequent updates that i should, was just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Comar AIS-2-USB

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #2 on: 15 September, 2010, 03:56:50 pm »
A very good comparison between SR162 and Comar AIS2-USD is here http://web.arundale.co.uk/docs/ais/sr162_nasa.html

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #3 on: 15 September, 2010, 04:41:54 pm »
Running a Comar 200N, I picked the network version as it can be used standalone, pc independant as I didnt want to put more load on the PC running the weather station, I now provide ais data to more than one site so the AISdispatcher program is just ace, no measurable extra load on PC.

All in all well pleased with the 200N, more expensive but was the only option for me at the time.

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #4 on: 16 September, 2010, 08:50:45 pm »
[ quote author = Peter link = topic = 3.msg12 # msg12 date = 1284555410 ]
Een zeer goede vergelijking tussen de SR162 en Comar AIS2 - USD is hier [ url = http://web.arundale.co.uk/docs/ais/sr162_nasa.html ] http://web.arundale.co.uk/docs/ ais/sr162_nasa.html [/ url]
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Hi all
i have a conmar also
the have not manny ais reciving
i use also sr 161 the recive 3x more ships
greatings Johan

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #5 on: 18 September, 2010, 05:28:11 pm »
In our opinion the True heading CTRX class-B transponder has the best sensitive receiver.
Als the Voyager X3 class-A transponder has also an exellent receiver.
These receivers are far better then al other type on the market.
The new True heading carbon-RX seems also exellent.
Nasa turned out to be pure shit.
The SR-161 or 162 from Smart Radio is  just a fine receiver.

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #6 on: 25 September, 2010, 10:42:10 pm »
In our opinion the True heading CTRX class-B transponder has the best sensitive receiver.
Als the Voyager X3 class-A transponder has also an exellent receiver.
These receivers are far better then al other type on the market.
The new True heading carbon-RX seems also exellent.
Nasa turned out to be pure shit.
The SR-161 or 162 from Smart Radio is  just a fine receiver.

Just a note on AIS Class B transponders. All the different brands are made by the same company, namely: SRT Marine Tech. (http://www.srt-marine.com/). So comparing _transponders_ from Digital Yacht, Comar, True Heading, Raymarine (and I'm sure there are many others as well) is kind of pointless :)

From what I understand only Furuno, AMEC and Icom (still waiting FCC approval) makes their own hardware.




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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #7 on: 28 September, 2010, 09:44:01 pm »


Just a note on AIS Class B transponders. All the different brands are made by the same company, namely: SRT Marine Tech. (http://www.srt-marine.com/). So comparing _transponders_ from Digital Yacht, Comar, True Heading, Raymarine (and I'm sure there are many others as well) is kind of pointless :)

From what I understand only Furuno, AMEC and Icom (still waiting FCC approval) makes their own hardware.


We where compairing Smart Radio, Nasa and True Heading, or SRT if you wish.
The rest from your post make no sense in this thread!
No body makes a comparison between the SRT clones.

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Re: AIS receivers - comparison and reviews
« Reply #8 on: 09 November, 2010, 08:56:01 am »
We where compairing Smart Radio, Nasa and True Heading, or SRT if you wish.
The rest from your post make no sense in this thread!
No body makes a comparison between the SRT clones.

Well, my point is that True Heading is just a sticker on an STR box. It seems like you are aware of this, however there might be a few ones out there are not.

No reason to be snappy.