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Old 03-06-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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GPS/AIS Special Notice 03/06/2008

Subject: GPS/AIS Special Notice 03/06/2008


REPORTS HAVE BEEN VERIFIED THAT SOME SAAB R3-AIS TRANSPONDERS, WHEN
COMBINED WITH AN OLDER GPS RECEIVER, HAVE STOPPED WORKING WHILE GPS
SATELLITE PRN32 IS IN VIEW. VESSELS AFFECTED ARE REPORTED BEING
'INVISIBLE' TO OTHER AIS EQUIPPED VESSELS IN ADDITION TO SOME AIS
EQUIPPED SHORE STATIONS. IT HAS BEEN REPORTED VESSELS EQUIPPED WITH THE
SAAB R3-AIS TRANSPONDERS CONTINUE TO RECEIVE AIS INFORMATION FROM OTHER
AIS EQUIPED VESSELS.

ALL VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE PROPER OPERATION OF THEIR AIS AND
GPS EQUIPMENT. GPS PROBLEMS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE USCG NAVIGATION
CENTER AT WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV/GPS/USERINPUTGPS.HTM OR CONTACT THE USCG
NAVIGATION INFORMATION SERVICE AT 703.313.5900.

If you have questions regarding this message, you may email the
Navigation Center at: mailto:webmaster@navcen.uscg.mil.

Regards,

The USCG Navigation Center Team
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/

If the USCG Navigation Center web site is not working properly, please
be sure to visit our mirror site at: http://www.navcenter.org.
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