QK-A023 AIS Receiver + WiFi

£80.34 (£66.95 excl. VAT)

Our entry level WiFi option, pocket sized and pocket friendly.

  • Single channel AIS receive-only unit,
  • Receive AIS messages direct  to your laptop or other devices via USB or WiFi.

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Description

Description

IntroductionAIS Wireless Receiver

Our entry level WiFi option, pocket sized and pocket friendly.

The QK-A023 is a single channel AIS receive-only unit, which allows you to receive AIS messages direct to your laptop or other devices via USB or WiFi.

  • Compact, small auto-hopping AIS receiver
  • Single channel, but patented Hopping technology improves captured message rate
  • Up to 12 nautical miles receiving range
  • NMEA 0183 output via USB (Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux systems)
  • BNC connection for 50 Ohm VHF antenna

Quick and Easy

Features

  • Receiving on dual channels (161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz) alternately
  • Auto-hopping channel algorithm improves captured message rate by 4%
  • Sensitivity down to -104 dBm@30% PER
  • Up to 12 nautical miles receiving range
  • USB 2.0 powered (<26mA @ 5.0V)
  • Serial output: 38400 bps baud rate over USB
  • Message output in NMEA 0183 format
  • Supports inter-working with GPS receiver
  • WiFi connectivity in Ad hoc and station mode
  • Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10,Mac OS X, Linux systems
  • Plug & play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
  • BNC connection for 50 Ohm VHF antenna
  • Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10, Mac OS X, Linux systems

What’s included?

  • 1 x QK-A023
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x CD containing Manuals, Configuration Software and drivers

Available to add to your order:

QK-AS02 entry level AIS/VHF Antenna  or QK-AS12 AIS/VHF Fibreglass Antenna

Help and Support

For any technical questions regarding this product, you can visit the forum at https://www.quark-elec.com/forum/ and ask us your question,  it’s regularly checked by our technical team and your question may already have been answered there.

Alternatively, contact us directly, with details of your set up and we will be happy to help.

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Manual / Drivers

Manual / Drivers

Setup Guide

Step by step Guide showing you how to install the QK-A023.

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Manual

Detailed technical specifications and information. (The ‘Technical Application Note’).

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Drivers

The QK-A023 comes preloaded with drivers.

The device driver is a file that lets the computer know the configurations and specification of the AIS receiver. In case you’ve had software issues, the driver can be downloaded below.

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Configuration Software

This is a generic configuration GUI (Software), which can be used for any Quark-elec MUX or WiFi setting products.

How to use configuration software ?

Below is our ‘step by step’ guide

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AIS Receiver comparison guide

AIS Receiver comparison guide

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FeaturesA021A022A023A024/026A027A028A051
DescriptionFunctionEntry level AIS
Single channel
auto-hopping

USB dongle
Compact portable dual
channel AIS
receiver

Outputs to USB
Compact entry level WiFi AIS receiver

Single channel auto-hopping

Outputs WiFi and USB
Dual channel AIS receiver
(+GPS in A026)

Combines AIS (+GPS) and NMEA 0183 input

Outputs WiFi, USB and NMEA 0183
Dual channel AIS+GPS receiver, with SeaTalkTM to NMEA converter

Combines AIS, GPS and SeaTalkTM input

Outputs WiFi, USB and
NMEA 0183
NMEA 2000 AIS receiver + GPS

Outputs USB, NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
WiFi AIS Transponder
Class B

Outputs WiFi, USB and 2 x NMEA 0183
INPUT
connections
AIS dual channel
AIS channel hopping. (A single channel receiver that ‘hops’ between two AIS channels)[1]
AIS sensitivity (@30% PER)-104dBm -105dBm -104dBm -105dBm -104dBm -105dBm -109dBm
AIS range[2] up to...12nm 12nm12nm22nm20nm 20nm40nm
AIS antenna connectionSMA
(+BNC
adaptor)
SMA
(+BNC
adaptor)
BNCBNCBNCBNCSO239
NMEA 0183 input
SeaTalkTM bus input (SeaTalk
converting)
GPS module integrated
(requires GPS antenna)

SMA (A026 only)

SMA

SMA

TNC
Power source Powered throughUSBUSBUSBUSBSeaTalkTM bus (12V)N2K bus (12V)12V - 35V
MultiplexingMultiplexing
(A024) AIS+NMEA
(A026) AIS+GPS+NMEA

AIS+GPS+SeaTalk

AIS and GPS
OUTPUT
connections
USB NMEA 0183 output
NMEA 0183 output (RS422)✓x2
RS422 + RS232
NMEA 2000 network
WiFiAd-hoc and Station modes
Option to disable WiFi
Configuration
Configuration through USB
port. Configuration requires
Windows PC
not requirednot required
Compatible
devices and
software
Windows/Mac/Linux
through USB
Chart Plotters
Android/iOSUSB OTGUSB OTGWiFiWiFiWiFiWiFi
[1] Manually adjustable hopping interval rates (0.25 seconds, 1 second, 30 seconds and auto-hopping) Channel hopping will increase the number of messages received, in comparison with single channel receivers. However, part of some multi-AIS messages may be lost, due to the hopping nature of the product. If both the quantity and the completeness of AIS messages is important to you, we recommend the dual channel receivers.
[2] Mounted on a masthead, 20 feet above sea level.
* SeaTalk™ is a registered trademark of Raymarine.

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