22/03/2018

Great marine AIS receiver review from Spain

Big thank you for Nacho Perez for the review of our QK-A027 Wireless AIS+GPS Receiver With SeaTalk Converter.

In the video below he shows how he installed the AIS receiver and uses it on his boat, or lower down we have included his description on the latabernadelpuerto.com website.

The QK-A027 marine AIS receiver review from Spain

Buenas y rondas .

Que lo que ahora acabo de instalar es lo que yo llevaba esperando mucho tiempo. Poder tener El Plotter, el AIS y más cosas por Wifi desde la bañera del barco y con total movilidad. En un portátil, tableta o incluso un móvil.

Hace tiempo que existen los multiplexores Wifi pero son muy caros. Pero ahora hay un aparatito el QK-A027 fabricado en UK por menos de 100 Pounds que manda por Wifi la señal del AIS, GPS , NMEA y Seatalk (Raymarine). Con la aplicación OpenCpn, tanto para PC como para Android (es mi caso), puedo desde cualquier parte del barco ver la cartografía y posición y además los AIS. Ésto tengo entendido que existía para iPhone, pero creo que es novedoso para Android y además a un precio bastante aceptable ya que el OpenCpn es gratuíto.

El aparato en cuestión tiene entradas de antena para el AIS, para GPS y entrada de SeaTalk. Todo ésto lo multiplexa , lo convierte a NMEA y lo envía por Wifi, USB y también por cable en formato de NMEA.

En mi caso concreto lo que me interesa es sólo la entrada de AIS, SeaTalk y la salida WIfi y verlo en OpenCpn tanto en Pc como Android. Las instrucciones del fabricante para este caso están bastante bien. También admite otros programas además de OpenCPn, pero ahí no me he metido. También pretendía obtener la señal de GPS y las restantes de Raymarine con la entrada de SeaTalk, como datos de viento, profundidad, etc. y aunque estos datos entran. Se pueden visualizar en la ventana de “debug” del OpenCpn, no he conseguido que el OpenCpn los muestre como es debido. Todo se andará

Seguidamente os muestro un video donde se ve ésto gráficamente.

The QK-A027 marine AIS receiver review in English

(With thanks to Google Translate)

That what I have just installed is what I had been waiting for a long time. To be able to have the Plotter, the AIS and more things for Wifi from the bathtub of the ship and with total mobility. On a laptop, tablet or even a mobile.

Wifi multiplexers have been around for a long time but they are very expensive. But now there is a gadget the QK-A027 manufactured in the UK for less than 100 Pounds that sends by Wifi the signal of the AIS, GPS, NMEA and Seatalk (Raymarine). With the OpenCpn application, both for PC and for Android (in my case), I can from any part of the ship see the cartography and position and also the AIS. This I understand that it existed for iPhone, but I think it is new for Android and also at a quite acceptable price since the OpenCpn is free.

The device in question has antenna inputs for the AIS, GPS and SeaTalk input. All this multiplexes it, converts it to NMEA and sends it over Wifi, USB and also via cable in NMEA format.

In my specific case what interests me is only the entry of AIS, SeaTalk and WIfi output and see it in OpenCpn in both PC and Android. The manufacturer’s instructions for this case are quite good. It also supports other programs besides OpenCPn, but I have not gotten there. I also wanted to obtain the GPS signal and the rest of Raymarine with the input of SeaTalk, such as wind data, depth, etc. and although these data enter.

Interested in more details ?

The QK-A027 marine AIS receiver is described in full details in our online marine order store

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