Swapping the ICom MXA-5000 for a SiTex MDA1
I am thinking of swapping the ICom MXA-5000 AIS receiver for a SiTex MDA1 Class B AIS Tranceiver. The goal is to continue to receive AIS targets and display them on the Coastal Explorer plotter, while at the same time broadcasting my vessel's name, position etc.
Thoughts from the forum?
Is this a relatively easy "Re&Re" or is it more complicated than that? I am uncertain if the current unit has a dedicated VHF antenna so will check today. Is there any problem with CE displaying my vessel twice (as "the vessel" and also as an AIS target?