Icom MXA-5000 AIS Receiver
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Icom MXA-5000 AIS Receiver

Icom MXA-5000 AIS Receiver

  • Receives both Class A and B signals simultaneously
  • Built In Antenna Splitter
  • Connects To Most Radars, Chart Plotters, And Navigation Systems
  • Item #: 
    Model #: 
    MXA-5000 01
    Shipping Weight: 
    1.65 Lbs.
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    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 )


    • Icom's MXA-5000 outputs AIS data using the NMEA 0183 format for easy connectivity to most radars, chart plotters, and navigation systems
    • The MXA-5000 receives both Class A and Class B signals simultaneously
    • Its full duplex receiver allows for easy and efficient handling of the information without missing critical data
    • The MXA-5000 has a built in antenna splitter
    • No need for more antennas onboard, or to buy expensive aftermarket splitters
    • The MXA-5000 splits the input signal for RX and protects itself when the radio transmits
    • Overlay of AIS information on multifunction displays, chart plotters, or radars
    • GPS data input port for multiplexing GPS and AIS Data
    • AIS tracking increases your navigational awareness in any weather conditions including dense fog, darkness, and heavily trafficked waterways

    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:

    • Static information — vessel call sign, name MMSI number, dimensions and type
    • Voyage-related information — draft, cargo type, destination and estimated time of arrival
    • Dynamic information — time in universal time, coordinated, latitude/longitude position, course over ground, speed over ground, heading, rate of turn and navigational status
    Frequency coverage 161.975 MHz (Ch 87B)
    168.025 MHz (Ch 88B)
    Simultaneous receive
    Receive emission designator 16KOFD (GMSK)
    Antenna impedence 50Ω
    Useable temperature range -20°C to +60°C
    -4°F to +140°F
    Power supply requirement 12.0V DC (10.8 - 15.6V)
    Current drain 0.25A
    Weight (approx.)
    Mounting brackets attached

    400g; 14.1oz
    460g; 1.0lb


    - 116dBm typ.

    Adjacent Ch selectivity More than 70dB

    Spurious response

    More than 70dB

    Intermodulation More than 64dB
    Hum ad noise ratio More than 40dB

    Conducted spurious emissions

    Less than -57dBm

    Data Interface
    Data input interface
    Sentence format
    Input level
    IEC 61162-1:2000 (4,800bps)
    Less than 2mA (when 2V applied)
    Data output interface
    To navigation equipment
    Sentence format
    Output level
    To PC
    Sentence format
    Output level
    IEC 61162-2 (38, 400bps)
    RS-422 balanced
    5V, 40mA Max.
    RS-232C unbalanced
    ±5V, ±35mA typical

    All stated specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Measurements are made in accordance with IEC 62287-1.

    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov



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