With our CTRX transponders, we include Sea Clear Navigation software. But we don’t include charts. Eladio, has however kindly sent us a website, www.1yachtua.com, where you can find charts on all the globe (35 for Spain) for as little as $2.6.
Besides, thanks to Rafael, we have found another cool functionality for Sea Clear, which is to hear whatever music/sound you want to when your AIS equipment detects some CPA or TCPA (time to CPA) configured by you in tools—>properties—>instrumments—>AIS;
Firstly, you need to activate sound warning in tools—>properties—>other—> sound warning on.
To choose the music/sound you want to listen to when you get a CPA, you only need to open the SEACLEAR_2.ini file and where it says Sound AIS CPA=, which is blank by default, you should write the name of the file you want to use. Sea Clear looks in the Windows/Media folder by default, so it is there where you should place your music file.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT USING YOUR SEA CLEAR SOFTWARE WHILE YOU MODIFY SEACLEAR_2.INI FILE. CLOSE IT FIRST!!
This is specially useful for lonely boaters, and it is a cost effective way of having a sound alarm on board for collision avoidance!