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Furuno GP33 GPS with External Antenna & 4.3" Color Display; NavNet Network Compatible
Compact in size, yet big on features and performance, the FURUNO GP33 is the perfect GPS navigator for a wide range of vessels. This advanced unit …
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Furuno GP32 GPS with External Antenna & 4.5" Mono Display; NavNet Network Compatible
Normal 0 Compact in size, waterproof, yet big on power, features and performance, Furunos GP32 is perfect for a wide range of smaller fishing boats …
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Furuno GP-150D GPS with External Antenna & 6" Mono Display; NavNet Network Compatible
FURUNO GP150D is a DGPS navigator designed for the SOLAS ships according to the GPS performance standard IMO Res MSC.112(73) and associated IEC …
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How to Use the Si-Tex with a GPS/Chartplotter (Video)

How to identify targets on your GPS or chartplotter using AIS, and once identified, retrieving more detailed information regarding vessel type, location and movement. Presented by Boating Magazine. ... read more



Video Transcript

Okay, I'm going to show you on the menu a way to determine what each target color means. First, we go to the menu and we go to AIS. We hit enter, we go to AIS legend and we hit enter.

Now, that'll bring up a legend and it will tell you what each one on the target colors mean. For example, yellow is a high-speed craft, green is a cargo vessel, dark red as a tanker, gray is an unknown target, and then we also have symbols for a search and rescue operation, helicopter and an aid to navigation.

Well, there are several ways you can identify vessels you see on your chart plotter. One of the ways and probably the most convenient is to simply put the cursor over the target. And as you can see here, we put the cursor on the target and this is a vessel called the Empire State. It is a military vessel which is currently on anchor and laying at 332 degrees.

Another way to get information on AIS targets is to go to your AIS menu, and go to report. Now, there's a list of vessels that are on the closest point of approach to you. For example, the Sandra Hugh. We can get full information on this vessel. It's a tug. It's currently traveling at 5.3 knots on heading of 58 degrees magnetic. It's underway using its engine and it is in Long Beach Harbor currently assisting another ship.

Video courtesy of Boating Magazine. boatingmag.com.
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