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Nomad AIS transponder is back

Le transpondeur AIS Nomad est de retour

Appeared in spring 2017, Digital Yacht's Nomad was the first, and the only one, portable AIS transponder. I carried out a detailed test the following summer, reported on this blog (¹). It had been feared that this excellent device would be discontinued, car Read more …

R-Mode, future alternative to Positioning System

R-Mode, futur système de positionnement alternatif

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) (Global Navigation Satellite System), have become the primary source of Positioning, Navigation and Timing (NTP1) for ships and marine operations. Les GNSS sont utilisés également pour le système Read more …

Sargassum, North Atlantic Calamity

In this period of great departures to the southern islands before joining the West Indies, It seems useful to me to relaunch this article that went unnoticed in the middle of summer. Sargassum (Sargassum) sont des algues brunes qui poussent dans Read more …

XB-8000 new transponder AIS WiFi for mobile devices [Update]

Vesper Marine, company established in 2007 in Auckland (New Zealand), specializes in the design of devices for AIS data broadcasting. Their latest product, XB-8000, is a Class B AIS transponder certified NMEA2000® compact, low consumption, responsive to Read more …

COLREGS: Still Fit for Purpose ? [Update]

We can only observe, for three decades, the phenomenal increase in global maritime commercial traffic, the recent increase in maritime drones, for scientific and various research purposes, automated and remotely submarines civilian, military, and even for traffickers usage, Read more …

Cyber ​​attacks and boating

Cyber-attaques et navigation de plaisance

Garmin was the victim of a cyber attack that started on 23 last July and lasted several days. The resulting outage disrupted many of its online services. Navionics customers could no longer access the Read more …

Nautical documents on electronic media [Update]

Les documents nautiques sur support électronique [MAJ]

(Article original 27 June 2018) Since the publication of the replaced D240 division, applicable from 6 May 2019 (see my previous article), It is now official that the mandatory nautical documents can be embedded in digital form. [Update Read more …

The accuracy of GPS [brief summer]

I'm always being asked - and have been for ages - how much confidence we can put in the GPS on our tablets and smartphones. At the risk of repeating myself, I still maintain that our mobile devices are equipped with GPS receivers Read more …

Are electronic charts prescribed in France ? [Update]

This question comes back to me from time to time, and as no one is supposed to ignore the law, I feel obliged to make my contribution to the edification of the crowds (boating) providing a collective response.

Man Over Board

At all times the sailors had the fear of the sea fall. Even with a trained crew, the operation of recovering a crew water fallen is risky, Already with the engine, even more with the sail. Read more …

AIS Transponder, dedicated antenna or antenna splitter ? [Update]

Transpondeur AIS, antenne dédiée ou splitter d’antenne ? [MAJ]

I relayed by an article published in 2014 on the blog Digital Yacht that provides an excellent discussion of the choice of the antenna to be installed for a transceiver AIS. You will find below a transcript freely adapted by my Read more …

Test Nomad – stand-alone AIS transceiver by Digital Yacht

I presented last May Nomad, a portable AIS transceiver designed by Digital Yacht. I had to wait until the end of the summer to have the opportunity to test in real situation this device that had been entrusted to me by the manufacturer. Them Read more …

Nomad, an AIS Classe B mobile transponder

The Digital Yacht company offers Nomad, the first AIS transponder class B mobile with Wi-Fi interface. The Nomad is supplied with a portable VHF antenna 25 cm equipped with a sucker and a 4 metres cable, and with a Read more …

Christmas shopping at the Nautic Paris

Shopping de Noël au Nautic de Paris

For the first time since 5 years I'm not moving to the Paris Nautic boat show. And for the first time I do so not "stuck" ten hours per day on a stand of 9 m². And Read more …

AIS for Dummies

With the progressive generalization of the AIS (transceivers) on board our yachts (¹), and their mandatory presence aboard a large part of merchant ships, capacities for display and processing of targets (surrounding equipped ships Read more …

AIS, VHF/DSC radio and LEDs lights

AIS, radio VHF/ASN et feux à LEDs

The Department of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, has published in date of 4 August a security alert Marina on led bulbs (¹). The text warns boaters of the potential interference Read more …

AIS-Wi-Fi transponder less then 590 EUR

The Taiwanese company Alltek Marine Electronics Corp., also known by the acronym AMEC, has specialized 2006 in the design and manufacture of AIS devices. In his presentation, AMEC announced it has been founded with the aim to provide the best electronics Read more …

An AIS WiFi transponder iNavX compatible

Several AIS receivers are already available with a WiFi hotspot and TCP/IP protocol, as the excellent Digital Yacht IAIS. Weatherdock AG The German company is the first, my knowledge, to offer an AIS transponder supports WiFi Read more …

AIS, the second maritime revolution after the GPS

AIS takes a growing place, for two or three years, in the concerns of leisure boaters. Several articles refer to it in this blog, as for equipment as for applications available for our Mac, iPad or Read more …

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