Dual channel receive capability
The MXA-5000 receives both Ch. 87B (161.975MHz) and Ch.
88B (162.025MHz) simultaneously. This dual channel receive
makes the MXA-5000 more flexible for obtaining AIS information
from AIS transponders that operate on only one channel.
In addition, the MXA-5000 also receives both Class A and
Class B AIS data.
Dual mode data output
The MXA-5000 has two data output. One is RS-422 for connection
with equipment such as marine radar or GPS chart plotter.
Those equipments which accept the VDM sentence
format will show the AIS data on the display.
The second is RS-232C for PC connection. When using with
AIS plotter software*, the MXA-5000 allows you to monitor
other vessel traffic on your PC.
*Not supplied from Icom.
Built-in antenna splitter to share one antenna
The MXA-5000 can be installed between a VHF antenna and a
VHF radio. While receiving a VHF radio signal*, the MXA-5000
receives AIS data. When you transmit from the connected VHF
radio, the Tx signal bypasses the MXA-5000 to protect the internal
*Insertion loss : 3.5dB (approx.)
GPS data multiplex
When connected a GPS receiver to the MXA-5000, GPS position
information such as RMC, GGA, GNS and GLL formats
can be multiplexed with AIS data (VDM format) and simplifies
Compact size and light weight body
The MXA-5000 is only 132(W)×34(H)×155(D)* mm and weighs
only 400g* for easy and flexible installation.
*Mounting bracket is not included.
What is AIS?
Icom's MXA-5000 AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver will pick up real-
time transmissions from vessels that use an AIS transporter. Such transponders are now
required for SOLAS vessels by SOLAS regulations.
The AIS transponder sends accurate navigation information such
- Static information — vessel call sign, name MMSI number, dimensions
- Voyage-related information — draft, cargo type, destination and estimated time
- Dynamic information — time in universal time, coordinated,
position, course over ground, speed over ground, heading, rate of turn and navigational status
to the Navigation Center for more information