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February 2015 
AMEC and Milltech Marine will be at the Miami International Boat Show 
Come visit Alltek Marine Electronics (AMEC) and Milltech Marine at booth 1741 D Lobby at the Miami Beach Convention Center February 12-16.

February 2015 
Did you miss us at the Seattle Boat Show? 
We did two packed talks at the Seattle Boat Show this year. If you missed the sessions and want to view the slides you can get them here:
Using Your iPad Aboard
An Update on AIS Solutions for Boaters

DSC: More Than Just an Emergency Solution (from last year's show)

January 2015
US Coast Guard announces new rules for AIS
On January 30 2015, the US Coast Guard published their long-anticipated new rules for AIS which go into effect on March 2 2015. For more information, see our resource page here.

April 2014
Want to connect Coastal Explorer and an AIS Matrix radio together?
Check out our blog articles with step-by-step instructions for the GX2150 and GX2200 on how to use our USB Breakout Cable to easily tie these together.

March 2014
New AIS transponders from AMEC
AMEC has released two new Class B transponders – including one with Wi-Fi support and one new Class A transponder – with integrated color screen. Check out the new CAMINO-108 models and the CAMINO-701.

July 2013
AMEC CYPHO-150 now available!
We now have the AMEC CYPHO-150 in stock. This full featured dual-channel AIS receiver is less than $200 and has receive range that goes beyond most other receivers. More info can be found here.

April 2013
Milltech Marine opens a retail store!
We are happy to announce we now have a retail store in Port Orchard. If you’re in the area, stop in and say hi. More info can be found here.

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Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver
Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS Transponder and GPS Receiver
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Icom MA-500TR Class B AIS transponder and GPS receiver
Fully capable Class B AIS transponder for pleasure craft and fishing boats
NEW! Quick & Easy Online Form
 Free Class B AIS Programming

FCC regulations require Class B AIS units to be programmed with MMSI and vessel information before shipping to US addresses.Milltech Marine provides this service free of charge.

Common Questions About MMSI

To make it more convenient for you to provide vessel information, we have prepared this quick and easy online form. Please complete and submit at time of order.

If you prefer to not use the online form, you can download the Vessel Static Information form and fax (425-484-6218) or email.

We are required to have proof of valid MMSI, so please also send a copy of the issuing document.

If you do not have a copy of your MMSI assignment, contact the issuing authority or organization. To search the
FCC licensing database, click here. For BoatUS information, click here.

Go here if you do not have an FCC Ships Station License and MMSI and wish to obtain one.

If you are an international customer, and the ship-to address is outside of the US,  you are not required to have the Class B AIS transponder programmed before shipping, but we are happy to perform this service for you.

An AIS transponder on your boat automatically receives information broadcast by other AIS-equipped vessels and base stations, all while your own vessel's static and dynamic information is being transmitted. AIS signals may reach where radar cannot, showing AIS-equipped vessels that might otherwise be hidden, such as on the other side of an island or behind a larger vessel. SOLAS commercial vessels are already required to carry a Class A AIS transponder, so your position will be known by nearby large vessels. The MA-500TR increases your safety at sea.

The MA-500TR is a Class B AIS transponder for Non-SOLAS vessels such as pleasure craft, work-boat and small vessels. Your vessel's information will automatically be transmitted at fixed intervals or under base station control. The MA-500TR receives dual AIS channels (Ch. 87B and Ch. 88B) simultaneously and receives both Class A and Class B AIS information.

The Plotter display looks like a marine radar display. North-up, course-up, and range zoom from 0.125 NM to 24 NM are supported. The Target list display shows all detected AIS-equipped vessels and targets. The Danger list display shows a list of vessels that are within 6 NM CPA and 60 minutes TCPA from your vessel. The Danger list can be sorted by CPA or TCPA order. In addition to these display types, the Detail screen shows various information about the selected AIS target.

  • Full dot-matrix display visually shows real-time vessel traffic information
  • IPX7 waterproof protection
  • 3 lines of NMEA0183 Input/Output
  • GPS receiver included
  • CPA (Closest Point of Approach) and TCPA (Time to CPA)
  • Target list and dangerous list
  • Collision alarm
  • External alarm connection to emit a collision alarm from external audio equipment on the deck or tower
  • Integration with Icom VHF radios (later versions IC-M604 or IC-M504)
  • 100 Waypoint memory
  • 12 VDC operation
  • Size: 6.5"W x 4.3"H x 4.9"D; Wt: 2.2 lb.

In the box

  • MA-500TR
  • GPS receiver w/10m cable
  • NMEA Connector cable
  • Mounting bracket
  • Power cord
  • Owner's Manual


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