Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
It sounds like half a good idea, personally one of the main attractions of AIS, is being able to see other vessels & their details.
Yep agree that if you want full info this is no good. When we trained recently on radar reflectors we discovered the best passive radar reflectors from Tri Lens were about £250 and were not up to the required visibilty for radar, whereas this offers a signal to be collected by AIS receivers and additionally we can look at where our boats are, it give info on speed, direction as well.
Using website we could set up outer limits and be e mailed if the boat went outside an area whilst on charter, (Ok you can remove the unit).
The triangle button on the unit will eventually become a mayday beacon but not setup yet during trials