The QK-A023 is a single channel AIS receive-only unit, designed to be installed in a protected indoor environment for the small commercial, leisure, fishing boat and vessel monitoring markets in order to listen to other vessel's AIS information. Patent protected Auto-hop Channel Algorithm (ACA) improves 4% of captured message rate.
• Receiving on dual channels (161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz) alternately
• Auto-hop channel algorithm improves 4% of captured message rate
• Sensitivity down to -106 dBm@30% PER
• Up to 55 nautical miles receiving range
• USB 2.0 powered (<32mA @ 5.0V)
• 38400 bps baud serial over USB
• Message output in industry NMEA-0183 format
• Supports interworking with NMEA-0183 GPS receiver
• BNC connector for 50 Ohm VHF antenna
• Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10,Mac OS X, Linux systems
• Plug & Play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
Driver can be downloaded here.
Application notes can be downloaded here.
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