Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver
Class B AIS transponder and GPS receiver, MFG# MA500TR KIT, The Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver displays and transmits own and other vessel's position, speed, course and vessel-specific data.
What is an AIS Transponder
While your own vessel's static and dynamic information is being relayed, an AIS transponder on your boat automatically receives information broadcast by other AIS-equipped vessels and base stations. AIS signals may be able to reach places where radar cannot, revealing AIS-equipped vessels that would otherwise be hidden, such as on the other side of an island or behind a larger vessel. Commercial vessels are already required by SOLAS to have a Class A AIS transponder, so large vessels nearby will be aware of your whereabouts. The MA-500TR improves your maritime safety.
Class B AIS Transponder
The Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver is a non-SOLAS Class B AIS transponder for pleasure yachts, workboats, and small vessels. Your vessel's data will be relayed automatically at predetermined intervals or under base station direction. The MA-500TR collects information from both Class A and Class B AIS channels (Ch. 87B and Ch. 88B) at the same time. Transmitted information by MA-500TR is:
Type of ship
GPS antenna position
SOG (Speed over ground)
COG (Course over ground)
UTC date and time
GPS antenna type
PA (Position Accuracy)
The Plotter display looks like a marine radar display. North-up, course-up and range zoom from 0.125 NM to 24 NM are supported. The Target list display shows all detected AIS equipped vessels and targets. The Danger list display shows a list of vessels that are within 6 NM CPA and 60 minutes TCPA from your vessel. The Danger list can be sorted by CPA or TCPA order. In addition to these display types, the Detail screen shows various information about the selected AIS target.
Individual DSC Call*
When connected to a compatible Icom VHF radio. It's easy to make an individual DSC call. Select a vessel using the MA-500TR's cursor keys and then push the "DSC" button on the MA-500TR. It is not required to input an MMSI number manually.
100 Waypoints Memory
Up to 100 waypoints can be stored on the waypoint list. The "MOB" button allows you to set a waypoint on your current position instantly.
When the MA-500TR receives a safety-related message from a Class A AIS transponder, the message icon appears on the Plotter display. Up to 20 received DSC messages are automatically stored in the log memory.
3-line NMEA Input/Output
The MA-500TR has 15-pin D-SUB connector providing 3-lines of NMEA input/output on the rear panel. The supplied NMEA connector cable simplifies the installation and connection to the VHF radio and other navigation equipment.
GPS Receiver Comes with MA-500TR
The MXG-5000S GPS receiver is a 12 channel parallel GPS receiver with SBAS function.
Full dot-matrix display with adjustable backlight and contrast
IPX7 waterproof protection (up to 1m depth of water for 30 minutes, except connections)