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NavNet 3D - Other NavNet 3D Components - FA150

Power Use
12 or 24 VDC

The FA150 is a shipborne Universal AIS (Automatic Identification System) Transponder capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. The FA150 consists of a transponder unit and a compact display unit with 4.5" Silver Bright Display. The compact FA150 display is designed to accommodate a simple and space-saving installation with a user-friendly ergonomic design.

The transponder unit contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on parallel VHF channels, a DSC channel 70 receiver, interface processor and internal GPS receiver. The GPS receiver is a 12-channel all-in-view receiver and has Differential capabilities (DGPS). The GPS receiver provides UTC reference and also provides position, COG and SOG in the event that a connected external GPS receiver fails.

The FA150 provides multiple interfaces for Radar, ECDIS and PC. The available Combo GPS/VHF antenna affords flexible, easy installation.

The FA150 provides the following data:

  • MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)
  • IMO Number (where available)
  • Call sign & vessel name
  • Length and beam
  • Type of ship
  • Location of position-fixing antenna on ship
  • Ship's position with accuracy indication and integrity status
  • UTC
  • COG, SOG and Heading
  • ROT (Rate of Turn) where available
  • Ship's draught
  • Navigation status
  • Hazardous cargo (type)
  • Destination and ETA (at captain's discretion)
  • Short safety-related messages and free messages.

The FA150 complies with IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-1 and DSC ITU-R M.825. It also complies with IEAC 61993-2 (Type testing standard) and IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions).

Standard Features:

  • Class-A Universal AIS complying with IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-1 and DSC ITU-R M.825
  • Target ship's CPA/TCPA, COG/SOG, name on the basic scrolled LCD display
  • Interfaces for radar, ECDIS, PC (Future expansion - LAN and Long Range AIS operation)
  • Built-in GPS receiver for UTC synchronization and backup position fixing
  • Heading information by GPS compass (SC50/SC110) or gyrocompass
  • Upgrade existing Furuno radars for AIS target view by retrofitting the RP card (FR-15x5MK3, FR-21x5 and FAR-28x5 series)
  • 4.5" Silver Bright LCD display
  • Ship reporting capacity - 2,000 reports/minute, 4,500 reports/minute on two channels
  • TDMA Transmitter
    • TX Frequency - 156.025 MHz - 162.025 MHz, manual/automatic setting
    • Transmitter Power - 1W / 2W / 12.5W, manual/automatic selection
  • TDMA Receiver
    • RX Frequency - 156.025 MHz - 162.025 MHz by 2 channels
  • DSC Receiver
    • RX Frequency - CH70 (156.525 MHz)
  • 12-channels internal GPS Receiver w/ Differential (DGPS)

Power Requirements:

  • Display Unit: 12-24 VDC, 3-1.5 A
  • Transponder Unit: 12-24 VDC, 7-3.5 A



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