Tag Archives: NMEA 0183

How to decode AIS sentences !AVDM !AVDO

So you would like to decode NMEA AIS sentences of the type !AVDM and !AVDO

!AIVDO,1,1,,,B3ErsM03wk?8mP=18D3Q3wv5sP06,0*08
!AIVDM,1,1,,A,14RNTp001OOn5B8HmbB48kI600Rw,0*33
!AIVDM,1,1,,B,D02;bAAFhLfq6DM6Erlu6D3,2*2B
!AIVDM,1,1,,B,13E`Tn8P00Oo<rbHjWstI?w20D0B,0*1B

The best thing is to use one of the free available programs to decode AIS messages we listed here.

But if you want to do this on-line, you have some on-line tools where you can paste the messages that you would like to decode. These are NMEA 0183 messages:

And if you would like to dig in further and build your own decoder, there is available information here:

AIS receiver (AIS decoder hardware) Simple to install and connect with a USB cable

AIS decoder hardware. Simple to install and connect with a USB cable

How to connect a Northstar Explorer, Standard Horizon, Hummingbird plotters to an AIS transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a Northstar Explorer, Standard Horizon or Hummingbird plotter.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a Northstar Explorer, Standard Horizon or Hummingbird series plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

How to connect a Garmin plotter to an AIS transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a Garmin 400, 500, 600, 700, series, Garmin 3000, 4000, 6000, 7000 series plotter.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a Garmin 400, 500, 600, 700, series, Garmin 3000, 4000, 6000, 7000 series plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

How to connect a Simrad plotter to an AIS transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a Simrad NSE 8 & 12, NSS 7 & 8 radar and plotter.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a Simrad NSE 8 & 12, NSS 7 & 8 plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

How to connect a Furuno plotter to an AIS transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a Furuno MFD 8, 12 and Black Box plotter.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a Furuno MFD 8, 12 and Black Box plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

How to connect a B&G Zeus plotter to an AIS transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a B&G Zeus plotter.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a B&G Zeus plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

How to connect a Raymarine A, C, E, G series plotter to an AIS class B Transponder

Thanks to the NMEA-2000 and NMEA-0183 standards, it is easy to plug a class B True Heading AIS Transponder with a Raymarine plotter class A, C, E or G.

In this pdf you will find the diagram explaining how to connect the AIS transceiver to a Raymarine plotter.

Please let us know any feedback or comments you may have. This guide is specific for the True Heading class B AIS transponder CTRX Graphene.

OpenCPN, a free open-source navigation software, alternative to MaxSea

We are very happy to see that the great open source software OpenCPN is releasing a new version, 3.2. in May 8th 2013. This is a great alternative to MaxSea, Navi Sailor, etc.

In this version we find a lot of improvements for AIS support. Please see the list below.

OpenCPN a free open-source sofware for PC, Mac and Linux

OpenCPN a free open-source sofware for PC, Mac and Linux

Features

  • BSBv3 raster and S57 ENC chart support.
  • CM93 vector chart support, with per cell offset corrections.
  • IHO S52 compliant display of S57 vector charts.
  • “BSB4″ and “nv-chart” support through plugins.
  • Single-chart and Quilted display modes.
  • North-up, Course-up and Chart-up display modes.
  • Moving-map display mode.
  • Route navigation with ship tracking functions.
  • Waypoint navigation.
  • Dashboard for configurable on-screen display of ship’s NMEA data.
  • NMEA 0183 GPS interface at selectable baud rate.
  • OpenGL support for enhanced performance on modern hardware.
  • Advance NMEA message handling structure, with built in multiplexer.
  • Autopilot output support.
  • AIS input with full target tracking and collision alerting.
  • AIS support for SART, DSC and GPSGate Buddies.
  • Anchor watch/alarm functions.
  • GRIB file input and display for weather forecasting.
  • GPX Waypoint, Track and Route input and output file support.
  • Tide and Current prediction and display by location.
  • Route planning with tidal support.
  • Builtin great-circle routing.
  • Integrated weather routing through qtVlm.
  • GPX Layers for annotation of charts.
  • A selection of display themes.
  • A growing number of plugins. Google Earth, World Magnetic Variation, Voyage Data Recorder, AIS -radar, SAR and a LogBook.
  • Multi-language support. 20+ languages supported.

Platforms

  • Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • Linux, BSD, Solaris
  • Macintosh OSX

More information: http://opencpn.org/ocpn/