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Furuno FA50 AIS50 Class B AIS Transceiver Standard Features:

Static data:
• MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
• Call sign & Ship’s name
• Type of ship
• Location of position-fixing antenna on the ship

Dynamic data:
• Ship’s position with accuracy indication and integrity status
• Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)
• Course over ground (COG)
• Speed over ground (SOG)
• Heading

Voyage-related data:
• Hazardous cargo (type)
• Short safety-related messages, pre-set messages

Furuno FA50 AIS50 Class B AIS Transceiver Standard Features: Power Requirements

•12-24 VDC

Furuno FA50 AIS50 Class B AIS Transceiver Notes

◦ UAIS rated VHF Antenna is required option – use 001-034-670 or purchase locally
◦ Neither GPA017S/S nor 000-133-670 is required if GVA100/DB1 is used
◦ 100-183-262 Pipe/Mast Mount is required if utilizing locally purchased VHF Antenna – not required if utilizing 001-034-670 VHF Antenna
◦ If an aftermarket antenna is used, it must be capable of transmitting at 156.025 – 162.025 mHz
Antenna mounting hardware and antenna coax cable not included

Furuno FA50 AIS50 Class B AIS Transceiver

The Furuno FA50 is a Class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. It complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3. It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions).

The FA50 consists of a transponder unit with GPS antenna. A VHF antenna is required and should be supplied separately. Also included is AIS viewer software from MaxSea, which allows basic display of AIS targets on a PC. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, interface, communication processor, and internal GPS receiver. The internal GPS is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver with differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.

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