Dual channel receive capability - The ICOM MXA-5000 AIS Receiver receives both Ch. 87B (161.975MHz) and Ch. 88B (162.025MHz) simultaneously. This dual channel receive makes the MXA-5000 more flexible for obtaining AIS information from AIS transponders that operate on only one channel. In addition, the MXA-5000 also receives both Class A and Class B AIS data.
Dual mode data output - The MXA-5000 has two data output. One is RS-422 for connection with equipment such as marine radar or GPS chart plotter. Those equipments which accept the VDM sentence format will show the AIS data on the display. The second is RS-232C for PC connection. When using with AIS plotter software (Not supplied by ICOM - Sold separately), the MXA-5000 allows you to monitor other vessel traffic on your PC.
Built-in antenna splitter to share one antenna - The MXA-5000 can be installed between a VHF antenna and a VHF radio. While receiving a VHF radio signal*, the MXA-5000 receives AIS data. When you transmit from the connected VHF radio, the Tx signal bypasses the MXA-5000 to protect the internal circuit. (*Insertion loss : approx. 3.5dB )
GPS data multiplex - When connected a GPS receiver to the MXA-5000, GPS position information such as RMC, GGA, GNS and GLL formats can be multiplexed with AIS data (VDM format) and simplifies wiring.
Compact size and light weight body - The MXA-5000 is only 132W×34H×155D mm and weighs only 400g for easy and flexible installation.
What is AIS? - Icom's MXA-5000 AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver will pick up real- time transmissions from vessels that use an AIS transporter. Such transponders are now required for SOLAS vessels by SOLAS regulations.
The AIS transponder sends accurate navigation information such as:
|Frequency coverage|| 161.975 MHz (Ch 87B) |
168.025 MHz (Ch 88B)
|Receive emission designator||16KOFD (GMSK)|
|Useable temperature range|| -20°C to +60°C |
-4°F to +140°F
|Power supply requirement||12.0V DC (10.8 - 15.6V)|
| Weight (approx.) |
Mounting brackets attached
|400g; 14.1oz |
- 116dBm typ.
|Adjacent Ch selectivity||More than 70dB|
More than 70dB
|Intermodulation||More than 64dB|
|Hum ad noise ratio||More than 40dB|
Conducted spurious emissions
|Less than -57dBm|
|Data input interface |
|IEC 61162-1:2000 (4,800bps) |
RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL
Less than 2mA (when 2V applied)
|Data output interface |
To navigation equipment
|IEC 61162-2 (38, 400bps) |
5V, 40mA Max.
±5V, ±35mA typical
All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Measurements are made in accordance with IEC 62287-1.