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Shipboard AIS Transponder, Furuno FA-150
« on: 21 October, 2010, 01:12:21 am »
On board Half Moon (replica of Dutch East India Ship sailed by Henry Hudson in 1609) is a Furuno FA-150.  This is in place primarily for safety and compliance, and secondarily to post and share AIS data.  This is a robust unit, which has worked flawlessly for two years in harsh and demanding conditions.  During winter layup temperatures hold about -10 C, and machine starts immediately at spring commissioning.  During seasonal operations heat and humidity are high, and we have not had one problem.  Furuno USA is responsive to inquiries and reliable with support.
Half Moon Replica Ship
New Netherland Museum
P.O. Box 10609
Albany, NY  12201