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AIS 650 Performance
08-08-16, 07:00 PM
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AIS 650 Performance
I have a AIS 650 with a dedicated antenna. The range for receiving other AIS transmitters is less than 6 miles in open water. Is this consider normal performance? If not what is causing this marginal performance
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08-26-16, 10:48 AM
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RE: AIS 650 Performance
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum adfinger,

This is indeed normal. Unlike VHF radios, AIS transceivers, particularly Class B AIS transceivers, are designed to transmit at very low power (2W). Power and antenna height are the two primary factors limiting transmission range.
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