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I have just bought a new AIS Receiver - MXA-5000 and am trying to hook it up to my PC. MY PC uses C-map.

I installed everything according to the instructions that came with the instrument. When I connect the AIS receiver to my computer and my VHF antenna, the AIS power light comes on but I don't receive any data on C- map. (nothing comes up on the screen).

What could be the problem?
Do I need to install a program to interface between the AIS receiver and C-map?

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How are you getting data to your PC? Do you have a serial port or a USB converter?
I have a serial to USB converter

Do you have C-Map configured to get data from the correct port?
Yes

Do you have the speed on the PC serial port
set correctly?

Don't know. I'll check that.

Does C-Map have a configuration item to tell it to look for AIS?
No not for AIS. IT has for other devices but not AIS.

I also tried connecting the AIS to "Open CPN" which does have a designated AIS connection and didn't receive any data there either....

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Could it also be that there simply are no AIS targets in range?
No, we are always in range of ships here.
How are you connecting to a VHF antenna?
with a proper VHF plug

Are you using a splitter or a dedicated antenna?
Dedicated antenna.

The installation is fine. I think that I may be missing a driver although when I bought the AIS receiver they assured me that I didn't need any other program or driver. Anybody know of a good site where I can download a driver for AIS to C map?
 
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