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Re: Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ GX2150

Yeah that's what the Mersk wants every Tom, Dick and Harry sailor and power oater dialing up on the VHF asking intentions in a shipping channel without their own AIS . If it makes you feel god you can talk to he big boys ok, but they relly don't want to be bother by you, just want you o stay away.


You have failed to address what I said about the 95%. The ral issue please, not the garnish.




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Originally Posted by blowinstink View Post
I love the Matrix 2150. Love love love it. Period.

Getting the name of the ship you want to hail is priceless. In busy shipping, being hailed by name is the difference between it answering and it not knowing who you are calling or caring.

Being able to pick up COG and know CPA (and when it has passed and the target is moving away) is invaluable.

The only thing I would say is that I like AIS so much that I really would like to have a transceiver in the near future.

That said, the Matrix 2150 only costs $325 (that's today's Defender price and a price readily available on the web) -- not much more than any other high end Class D DCS radios. Installation is a breeze. I think it is a no-brainer for anyone installing a new VHF.


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