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Oh, vector, where art thou??

I got my West Marine class B AIS transceiver connected to my Raymarine C-120-W and, guess what, it actually works...for the most part. The problem is that the targets, when moving, have no "predictor", the vector generated and displayed as a function of the target's speed over time. They're usually red. Anyway, I got no vectors and was wondering if I simply missed a critical switch setting or what. I'll get w/ Ray in the AM for factory advice.

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Howard Keiper
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The usual factory manual is incomprehensible to almost everyone except techies but I'd start there. I have an Icom VHF/UHF and the tech manual might as well be in Martian. The support folks were less than supportive so I had to muddle through. And there are really only a few radio manufacturers. A lot of what you see is made by a few companies to standards set by the end retailer. That said, providing vectors requires additional software and possibly hardware but not much. I would think that for 2 large they would include it. Just ducked out and the Raymarine site does indicate that you should be able to get at least heading and bearing info, it is only a small step from that to vectors for the target. Good luck with support and let us know how it turns out.
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Last edited by VetMike; 02-17-2012 at 11:26 AM. Reason: Typo
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