FA50 AIS50 Class B AIS Transceiver
**As the FCC requires all units sold in the US to be programmed by a
qualified technician. Please submit the form below for programming at time
of purchase. A copy of the MMSI registration or FCC Ship Station License is
required along with the vessel master or owner's signature on the completed
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The Furuno FA50 is a Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. It complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3 It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions).
The FA50 consists of a transponder unit with GPS antenna. A VHF antenna is required and should be supplied separately. Also included is AIS viewer software from MaxSea, which allows basic display of AIS targets on a PC. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, interface, communication processor, and internal GPS receiver. The internal GPS is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver with differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.
MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
Call sign & Ship's name
Type of ship
Location of position-fixing antenna on the ship
Ship's position with accuracy indication and integrity status
Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)
Course over ground (COG)
Speed over ground (SOG)
Hazardous cargo (type)
Short safety-related messages, pre-set messages
Rebate End Date 05/31/2011
Rebate Start Date 03/01/2011
Rebate Description 50 MAIL-IN REBATE, UP TO 2500 CASH BACK
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