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Re: AIS integrated into VHF Radio.
I believe the radio in question is the Standard Horizon GX2100-series
which, unfortunately, is not available in Oz. It has an AIS target display showing MMSI, Call Sign, Ship Name, BRG, DST, SOG and COG and allows the user to quickly contact an AIS-targeted ship using DSC which is kinda cool - especially in an emergency.
..after reading the Manual (a fairly serious download) I notice it states "The MATRIX Series VHF's operate on all currently-allocated marine channels which are switchable for use with USA, International or Canadian regulations."
. Ignoring the crappy English, I have never understood why the USA insist on being, not just different from the rest of the world ("International") but Canada also?!? It seems those on the far side of the ocean can't agree on anything.
Anyway, my point being, Fuzzy 'ol pal, that if one were to import one from the States it should work here just fine...
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 02-24-2014 at 10:52 PM.