What is a Class A AIS transponder?
Class A AIS transponders are mandated for vessels over 300 tons, fishing vessels over 15m, passenger carrying vessels and for SOLAS Convention. AIS Class B transponders are for recreational craft installation and have a transmission power of 2W (range of about 10 miles).
What are the types and classes of AIS?
- Class A: Mandated for all vessels 300 GT and above engaged on international voyages as well as all passenger ships.
- Class B: Provides limited functionality and is intended for non-SOLAS vessels. Primarily used for vessels such as pleasure crafts.
Which ship must carry a Class A AIS?
Regulations for carriage of AIS The regulation requires AIS to be fitted aboard all ships of 300 gross tonnage and upwards engaged on international voyages, cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upwards not engaged on international voyages and all passenger ships irrespective of size.
What is Class A AIS?
AIS class A AIS is included in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention for: vessels are: vessels of 300 gross tonnage and upwards engaged on international voyages. vessels of 500 gross tonnage and upwards not engaged on international voyages. passenger ships irrespective of size.
What is a Class A transponder?
What are the 3 types of AIS information transmitted by vessel?
What kind of information is AIS-transmitted?
- Maritime Mobile Service Identity number (MMSI) – a unique identification number for each vessel station (the vessel’s flag can also be deducted from it)
- AIS Navigational Status (read more on the subject)
- Rate of Turn – right or left (0 to 720 degrees per minute)
What are the different types of AIS transponders?
There are 3 types of AIS transponders: Class A, Class B and Class B+. They all interoperate. Class A AIS transponders are mandated for vessels over 300 tons, fishing vessels over 15m, passenger carrying vessels and for SOLAS Convention.
What is a Class B AIS transmitter?
Class B AIS Transponders are mainly used by recreational vessels and smaller commercial vessels. Information transmitted by Class B transponders can be “seen” by all AIS receiving equipment. Class B transponders also receive all Class A and Class B AIS transmissions.
What type of AIS transponder is the ma-500tr?
The MA-500TR (681) is a Class B AIS transponder designed for non-SOLAS vessels (non-commercial pleasure craft, work boats, and small vessels, etc). The 500TR receives dual AIS channels (87B and 88B) simultaneously and receives both Class A and Class B AIS information.
Why are AIS transponder prices so high?
The second factor that impacts prices are integration features beyond the basic AIS transmit and receive capability. By this we mean what else is included with the AIS transponder in the way of additional functionality (such as an integrated AIS/VHF antenna splitter) or additional interfacing options such as Wi-Fi support.