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Quantum & MARPA
05-03-20, 01:31 PM (This post was last modified: 05-07-20 09:09 PM by Tom - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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Quantum & MARPA
Dear Raymariners

I currently have an eS78 upgraded to Lighthouse III. I have since fitted a heading sensor(Garmin FastCast) and have just purchased a Quantum Radome. (not arrived as yet)

My question is, will this set up give me any MARPA overlays / display data. and would I benefit from an AIS reciever in this set up.

Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks
Robin
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05-07-20, 09:36 PM
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RE: Quantum & MARPA
Hello Robin,

Yes, if you have NMEA2000 heading data then that will allow MARPA target tracking. AIS is also always useful - it can track targets that may be obscured from radar by sea, rain or other-target clutter (e.g. moored boats), can track targets potentially further away than radar may be able to (for example with a masthead-mounted AIS antenna compared to a radar mounted on a pole on the stern-rail), can track larger numbers of targets simultaneously and can give other useful information such as the vessel's MMSI number - but it's not required for radar MARPA operation. It's a good complement to radar.

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Tom

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