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AMEC WideLink B600S Class B SOTDMA AIS Transponder with Integrated Splitter

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Retail Price:$999.99
Your Savings:$150.00(15%)
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Part Number:AMEC-B600S-PA02

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AMEC WideLink B600S Overview

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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.
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.

WideLink B600S is an SOTDMA (Self-Organizing Time Division Multiple Access) AIS class B - the next evolution of AIS technology. Its 5W transmit power, higher reporting rate and professional-grade time division management make B600 an overall more advanced product compared to AIS class B based on CSTDMA (Carrier-Sense Time Division Multiple Access) scheme. This model includes an integrated VHF / AIS antenna splitter allowing you to share a single VHF antenna with both the AIS transponder and your VHF radio - as well as an FM radio. Its high performance splitter, with zero insertion loss on reception path and low insertion loss on transmission path, ensures optimized range of your VHF radio and AIS transponder. 

This globally-approved transponder contains 1 VHF transmitter, 2 AIS receivers on 2 VHF channels and 1 MCU with cutting edge software defined radio technology. Its internal GNSS receiver with 50 channels is able to process signals from GPS, Gallieo, Beitou and Glonass with differential capability. It receives DSC, time-sharing with AIS receivers. 

The B600S also supports the transmission of AIS message 27 for enabling enhanced long-range AIS reception by satellites equipped with AIS receiving systems, such as Orbcomm. While this allows for the potential for a satellite to pick up your AIS transmission, it does not guarantee you will be seen continuously by an AIS satellite. This option can be turned on or off in the AMEC AIS Configuration utility.

Its enhanced housing with IPx7 waterproof and shock and temperature robustness is ideal to survive harsh marine environments. A chartplotter and PC can be easily integrated using its NMEA2000, NMEA0183 and waterproof USB port. Note the USB port uses a baud rate of 115,200bps. Its built-in data logger can record AIS data on micro SD card. This product includes a portable "puck" GPS antenna. If you require an external marine-grade GPS, please add our optional MA-700 GPS antenna to your shopping cart. The B600S also includes an extra VHF Radio Cable (PL259-PL259) and an FM Radio Cable (SMA-Motorola Jack).

The B600W Wi-Fi wireless model includes everything in the base model and adds the ability for client devices such as iPads or other mobile devices to connect wirelessly to the B600 and receive AIS, GPS and multiplexed NMEA data for use in mobile apps such as Navionics, iNavX, SeaIQ, iSailor and more. See our guide to iPad navigation apps here. Note the B600W does not include an integrated antenna splitter.

Connection Diagram

Note: Milltech Marine bundles the AMEC Portable GPS Antenna with the B600S.

In the Box

  • AIS SOTDMA Class B Transponder
  • 12pin data cable
  • 8 pin power cable
  • Mini USB to USB Cable
  • TP3x3/4 Screws
  • User Manual
  • Software CD
  • VHF Radio Cable (PL259-PL259)
  • FM Radio Cable (SMA-Motorola Jack)
  • AMEC Portable GPS Antenna

About AMEC

Founded in 2006, Alltek Marine Electronics Corp., also known as AMEC, is a ISO9001:2000 certified company that designs and manufactures marine electronic equipment. More than half of the company's engineering talent has over 10 years of hands-on experience, including extensive experience with military projects. AMEC products are known for excellent build-quality, reliability, performance and value. Milltech Marine is the US distributor for AMEC marine products.

5 Stars
Fine piece of technology
Out of the box, installed and it worked without a flaw. The 600BS serves as AIS data source communicating with the N2K network and providing the VHF (AIS) signal to the SH GX6000E AIS. (Switching the signal from the primary antenna splitter to the AIS connector of the radio). The B600S AIS input shares the VHF antenna via one additional antenna splitter (Amec Cubo 162) with the radio RX/TX. The thought behind is, the AIS of the VHF-radio serves only the purpose of DSC and as a back-up in case of a failing AMEC unit as AIS display, which has not occurred. The integration with B&R equipment over the N2K was practically automatic. What I did not yet get to work reliable is the USB Link to Open CPN, though I believe that’s rather an operator / computer issue. The USB driver seems to play up on an HP Laptop. Summarized: The BS600S and Cubo 162 seem to be a great product to reliable transmit and receive AIS signals and inject data into N2K. A minimal technical expertise is required to install it.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Mediteranean. on 8/29/2021
5 Stars
Amec B600S AIS Transponder
Fast delivery. Everthing works fine. Came with all needed cables, including seperate GPS antenna. Great customer service, included free MMSI programming.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Bora Bora. on 9/6/2023
5 Stars
Great service/advice and fast ship. A breeze to install, once I figured out which one of the 1033 combinations of 0183 colored wire connections would make it display on my Simrad plotter. Nice and compact and comes with everything needed except a nmea 2000 drop.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Brookings, Oregon. on 9/26/2022

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