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TV and radio antenna for sale: Nargentus Digital

We are selling this antena that has never been used.

TV antenna for yachts Nargentus Digital. It is for sale

TV antenna for yachts Nargentus Digital. It is for sale

More info:
http://www.navalelectronics.tv/html/nargentus.htm
http://www.serviceport.se/shop/35145/art90/20223790-ea636b-Nargentus_2__Copy.pdf

Price: €99 + VAT + Shipping costs (Official price in store is €533: http://www.serviceport.se/en/products/tv/terrestrial-tv/tv-antenna-nargentus.html). Let us know if you are interested. We are also selling some nice AIS transponders and receivers, if you are interested you can see it in our on-line shop: http://www.aisnautica.com

Free GPS tracking nautical app for Android: Oruxmaps Blue

The best free GPS tracking app for Android that we are aware of, OruxMaps, is currently preparing the launch of a new nautical version, that works with AIS

As you can read in this forum post http://www.oruxmaps.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1627 there is a new version of OruxMaps that is focused on sailing requirements.

It has a list of on-line maps (OpenSea maps) and you can load your own, as explained in this manual.

Plus you can convert the on-line maps into off-line.

The most interesting part is that it decodes the AIS NMEA sentences that can be received via IP, USB or Bluetooth.

Oruxmaps Android App to decode AIS

Oruxmaps Android App to decode AIS

We are sure that this program will become a reference in the category of nautical mobile apps, since it has already become the best free app for trekking.

AIS targets displayed on Oruxmaps Android app

AIS targets displayed on Oruxmaps Android app

We are currently testing this app, that is currently in beta if you would like to get in touch with us please make use of the comments section below.

Silent mode for AIS transponder

Is it possible to turn off an AIS transponder emission and use it just as a receiver?

Yes, it is possible, our new AIS class A and AIS class B transponders incorporate this feature. Just get in touch with us and we will advice you on the best model, or check out our on-line store:

Buy AIS receiver and AIS transponder

Buy your marine electronics equipment in aisnautica.com the on-line shop selling AIS receivers and AIS transponders

Giant oil tankers built in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain

From Ferrol, the land of the shipyards that built large oil tankers, and still do build ships and other marine crafts, we get the piece of news that a fantastic exhibition has just been presented.

It is called “GIGANTES”, which is the Spanish word for giants, referring to the large size of these tankers, built from 1964-1982.

See below the poster of the exhibition:

Gigantes, the exhibition about large oil tankers built in Ferrol's Astano shipyard, Spain. 1964-1982

Gigantes, the exhibition about large oil tankers built in Ferrol’s Astano shipyard, Spain. 1964-1982

 

More info on http://www.exponav.org/?lang=en

Below you can see some pictures of these beautiful and enormous oil tankers:

Oil tankers built in Spanish shipyard Astano, 1964-1982

Oil tankers built in Spanish shipyard Astano, 1964-1982

 

Change MMSI and yacht name in AIS transponder

<h3>If you change the name or MMSI of your boat, or you acquire an AIS transponder from someone else, you will have to reprogram the transponder with the new data</h3>

The AIS system is based on confidence and accuracy. Data provided by the vessels using this system has to be accurate. Therefore, it is not possible to carry an AIS transponder with the wrong information. You may put at risk your safety and other ships’ safety as well, disregarding that you may be breaching the law.

We can reprogram your TrueHeading transponder, just get in touch with us and send us the new data that you need to be put in the AIS equipment:

- Name
- Type of vessel (pleasure craft or sailing vessel)
- Call sign
- Dimensions of ship – to nearest meter
- Location of positioning system’s (e.g., GPS) antenna on board the vessel – in meters aft of bow and meters port or starboard

(this is the standard static data for AIS class B transmission)

We hope this information was useful. Please get in touch with us if you have a further interest on this matter.