Introduction

The marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a location and vessel information reporting system. It allows vessels equipped with AIS to dynamically share and regularly update their position, speed, course and other information such as vessel identity with similarly equipped vessels. Position is derived from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and communication between vessels is by Very High Frequency (VHF) digital transmissions. There are a number of types of AIS device, like Class A transceivers, Class B transceivers, AIS base stations, Aids to Navigation (AtoN) and AIS receivers.

QK-A026 includes all of the features of the QK-A024 and includes an integrated GPS module. Both of them share the same capabilities for most other features; therefore they are covered together in this document.

 

 

Features

 

· Two independent receivers monitoring AIS channels (161.975MHz &162.025MHz) and decoding both channels simultaneously

· Sensitivity down to -107 dBm@30% PER

· Up to 55 nautical miles receiving range

· USB 2.0 powered (<270mA @ 5.0V)

· NMEA-0183 message output through WiFi,USB and RS422

· Optional built-in GPS to provide position data

· Combines NMEA inpu(4.8kpbs only)t, GPS and AIS messages, and outputs as a seamless stream of data

· BNC connector for 50 Ohm VHF antenna

· SMA connector for 50 Ohm GPS antenna

· Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10,Mac OS X, and Linux systems

· Plug & play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs

The setup and installation videos of QK-A026 can be found at the following links:

https://youtu.be/4OofGHCp8oo

 

Download

Drivers can be downloaded here.

Application notes can be downloaded here.

 

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