AIS Transponder

 

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W.C. Smith asked 5 months ago

Are there any plans to make a transmit version of the HAT2?  If no, why not?  I am interested in a low-cost option to outfit tender, etc so that they can be located by the mothership via the chartplotter.

W.C. Smith replied 5 months ago

There are traditional vendors offering VHF radios with DSC and AIS for $1000.

W.C. Smith replied 5 months ago

VHF and DSC (no AIS) for $200. Seems like an opportunity.

1 Answers
Thomas Staff answered 4 months ago

No there are no plans to develop an AIS transmitter.

Regards,
Thomas

W.C. Smith replied 4 months ago

Any particular reason?

Thomas Staff replied 3 months ago

Developing a transmitter is much more complex because you have different regulations and standards. A radio license is also required to operate a transmitter. In addition, there is no market for it because there are already too many providers.

Regards
Thomas

 

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