Raymarine Ais500 Installation Instructions 87112 1
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AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMAIS500 and registered HSB RayTech Navigator Sail Pilot SeaTalk and Sportpilot are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine UK and Raymarine are UK registered trademarks of Raymarine Holdings Limited 45STV 60STV AST Autoadapt Auto AutoTrim Bidata G Series HDFI LifeTag Marine Intelligence Maxiview On Board Raychart Raynav Raypilot RayTalkRaystar ST40 ST60 Seaclutter Smart Route Tridata UniControl and Waypoint Navigation are trademarks of Raymarine UK LimitedAll other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective 2008 Raymarine UK Ltd All rights number 871121Date November 1 Introduction 7 Chapter 5 Post installation procedures 7 51 Switching on 36Safety information 7 52 Configuration 36General information 8 53 Checking for interference 37Requirements for USA Canada 9 54 Using AIS 38Requirements for areas outside of USA Canada 11 Chapter 6 Diagnostics 39System information 13 61 Status indication 40Chapter 2 Planning the installation 17 62 4121 EMC installation guidelines 18 Chapter 7 Specifications 4322 Parts supplied 19 71 General 4423 Tools required 19 72 Transceiver 4424 Basic system 20 73 GPS Receiver 45Chapter 3 Cables connections 2331 Cable types and length 2432 Routing cables 2433 Transceiver connections 2534 Cable shielding 26Chapter 4 Installation procedures 2741 Fitting transceiver 2842 Fitting GPS antenna 2943 Connecting up 31 56Chapter 1 Introduction Warning Ensure safe navigation This product is intended only as an aid to navigation and must never be used in preference to navigational judgment Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all the currentThe information in this book applies to all geographical areas unless information needed for safe navigation and theotherwise stated captain is responsible for their prudent use It is the users responsibility to use official government charts notices to mariners caution and proper navigational skill when operating this or any other information product Warning Product installation Caution Power supply protection This equipment must be installed in accordance with the Raymarine instructions provided Failure to do so When installing this product ensure the power could result in poor product performance personal source is adequately protected by means of a injury andor damage to the vessel suitablyrated fuse or automatic circuit breaker Warning Switch off power supply Safety Notice Ensure the boats power supply is switched OFF RF radiation statement before starting to install this product Do NOT connect Your Raymarine AIS500 transceiver generates and radiates radio or disconnect equipment with the power switched on frequency RF energy EME unless instructed in this document Safe Compass Distance Warning Potential ignition source Safe Compass Distance is 1 meter minimum for any compass This product is NOT approved for use in Some compass types may require greater distances To be sure atmospheres Do NOT install in you should locate your transceiver as far as possible from the a atmosphere such as in an compass Test your compass to verify proper operation while the engine room or near fuel tanks transceiver is also 7General information Warranty registration To register your AIS500 transceiver ownership please take a fewIntended Use minutes to fill out the warranty registration card found in the box or visit and register AIS500 is an AIS Class B transceiver and is intendedfor world wide use aboard leisure marine boats and workboats not It is important that you register your product to receive full by International Maritime Organization IMO and Safety of benefits Your unit package includes a bar code label indicating theLife at Sea SOLAS Carriage Regulations serial number of the unit You should stick this label to the warranty registration card Caution Cleaning Technical accuracy When cleaning this product do NOT use acid ammoniabased or abrasive products and do NOT To the best of our knowledge the information in this document was use high pressure washing jet wash equipment correct at the time it was produced However Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain In addition our policy of continuous product improvement may changeProduct disposal specifications without notice As a result Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences between the product and this of this product in accordance with the WEEE Directive AIS500 installation guide Information scope The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment WEEEDirective requires the recycling of waste electrical and electronic This document gives introductory installation and Whilst the WEEE Directive does not apply to some information for the Raymarine Automatic Identification System TypeRaymarine products we support its policy and ask you to be aware 500 Transceiver AIS500 transceiverof how to dispose of this product Refer to the ProAIS User Manual and the operating manual for your Raymarine MultiFunction Display for instructions on how to configure and operate your AIS systemAIS disclaimer All documents are available to download as PDFs fromAll information presented by the Raymarine AIS transceiver is only as there is a risk of incomplete and By placing the AIS500 into service you and assume complete responsibility for any risks associated Static data this device and accordingly release Raymarine and SRT The AIS500 transceiver needs to be correctly programmed with theMarine Technology Ltd from any and all claims arising from the use following vessel data static data before useof the AIS service8 Vessel Maritime Mobile Service Identity MMSI number Raymarine AIS transceivers comply with the Federal Communications Commission FCC and Industry Canada Vessel name requirements that regulate marine AIS and VHF radio usage for the Vessel call sign US and Canada respectively Marine AIS users in the US must comply with all applicable FCC rules and regulations some of which Vessel dimensions including AIS GPS antenna location are described in this handbook This information was current at the Vessel type time this handbook was printed Upto date information including licensing requirements can be obtained on the FCC website atA MMSI number comprises 9 digits and a full valid 9 digit value be entered in order to be accepted during setup Any number Official FCC forms can be obtained on the FCC website atthat does not meet these criteria will not be accepted by the system other fields ie vessel type name etc are optionalIf your vessel already has an MMSI number used for a VHF DSCradio then the same MMSI number must be used to program the FCC Compliance statementIf a valid MMSI number is not entered the AIS500 will enter Silent This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules Operation isMode and will not transmit However it will still operate as a receiver subject to the following two conditions Important In the United States of America the MMSI and 1 This device may not cause harmful interference and Static Data must be entered only by a Raymarine dealer or other appropriately qualified installer of marine communications 2 This device must accept any interference received including equipment on board vesselsThe user is NOT authorized to do interference that may cause undesired operation this Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved in writing by Raymarine Incorporated could violate complianceIn Europe and other parts of the world outside of the United States with FCC rules and void the operators authority to operate theof America the MMSI and Static Data can be set up by the user equipmentFor further details refer to the requirements for the area in whichyou are operating Station Licence FCC station license for USA Canada An FCC Ship Radio Station License and Call Sign are not required for most recreational vessels travelling in US waters However you must obtain a license if your vessel travels to foreign portsImportant information Ships that use MFHF single sideband radio conforms to the relevant FCC requirements communications or telegraphy must be licensed by the FCC 9can obtain a Station License by filing FCC Form 605 which is Output Power 2 Wattsavailable from the FCC website listed above Modulation GMSKOperator License Frequency Range 156025 to 162025 MHzFCC operator license requirementAn Operator License is not required to operate a Class B AISTransceiver within US territorial waters However a license is Maritime Mobile Service Identity MMSIrequired to operate the transceiver if you dock in a foreign port A ninedigit Maritime Mobile Service Identity MMSI number isincluding Canada and Mexico or leave a foreign port to dock in a required to operate the AIS500 transceiverUS port You can request a Restricted Radiotelephone OperatorPermit from the FCC by filing Form 753 Note You can request an MMSI number from the FCC when you apply for a Station License If your vessel does not Canada a license you may obtain an MMSI by contacting BoatUS wwwboatuscom Once obtained you can program the MMSIIndustry Canada license requirement number into your AIS500 as described in the do not need a license to operate this transceiver within accompanying the waters of Canada or the US You will need a license tooperate this radio outside of Canada or the US To obtain IndustryCanada licensing information contact the nearest field or regional Programming the MMSI static dataoffice or write Important In the United States of America it is a violation of the Industry Canada Radio Regulatory Branch rules of the Federal Communications Commission to input an MMSI that has not been properly assigned to the end user or to Attention DOSP otherwise input any inaccurate data in this device The MMSI 300 Slater Street and Static Data must be entered only by a Raymarine dealer or other appropriately qualified installer of marine communications Ottawa Ontario equipment on board vessels Instructions for entering the MMSI Canada KIA OC8 and static data are given in the documentation on the CDROM supplied with the AIS500 transceiverThe following information about the radio is required to complete thelicense application Once static data has been programmed you must not change it If the information programmed is no longer correct contact Industry Canada Certification Number 4069BAIS500 the Raymarine help desk or the dealer or retailer from whom you FCC Type Number PJ5AIS500 purchased the transceiver to arrange reprogramming FCC Type Accepted Parts 15 and 8010Antenna Mounting EME Exposure Requirements for areas outside of USAThis system has a Maximum Permissible Exposure MPE Radius of Canada15 meters per OET Bulletin 65 assuming the maximum power ofthe radio and antennas with a maximum gain of 3 dBi Accountingfor the height of an average adult 2 meters the minimum height Maritime Mobile Service Identity MMSIof the antenna above the deck to meet RF exposure compliance A ninedigit Maritime Mobile Service Identity MMSI number isrequirements is 35 meters Do not operate the transceiver when required to operate the AIS500 Transceiver In some areas a radioanyone is within the MPE radius of the antenna unless shielded operator licence is required before an MMSI number will be issuedfrom the antenna field by a grounded metallic barrier You can request an MMSI number from same agency that issues radio or Ship Radio licences in your area Once obtained you can Warning Maximum Permissible program the MMSI number into your AIS500 as described in the documentation on the CDROM supplied with the AIS500 transceiver Exposure Failure to observe these guidelines may expose those Antenna Mounting EME Exposure within the maximum permissible exposure MPE radius to RF radiation absorption that exceeds the For optimal radio performance and minimal human exposure to FCC MPE limit It is the radio operators responsibility radio frequency energy make sure the antenna is to ensure that no one comes within this radius connected to the radio before transmitting For optimal radio performance and minimal human properly mounted exposure to radio frequency energy make sure the antenna is located where it will be away from people connected to the radio before transmitting located at least 15 metres 5 feet from the radios main unit located where it will be away from people List of Countries located at least 15 meters 5 feet from the radios In Europe the AIS500 transceiver may be used in the following main unit countries Austria Liechtenstein Belgium Lithuania Bulgaria Luxembourg Croatia Macedonia former Yugoslav Republic of Cyprus 11 Czech Republic Netherlands Declaration of Conformity Denmark Norway Estonia Poland Finland Portugal France Romania Germany Slovakia Greece Slovenia Hungary Spain Iceland Sweden Ireland Switzerland Italy Turkey Latvia United Kingdom information Class A Transceivers Class A AIS transceivers transmit and receive AIS signals AIS Warning AIS limitation transceivers are currently mandatory on all commercial vessels exceeding 300 tons that travel SOLAS vessels Never assume that your AIS is detecting all vessels in the area Always exercise due prudence and do The following information can be transmitted by a Class A AIS not use AIS as a substitute for sound navigational system judgement Static data Includes information such as vessel name vessel type MMSI number call sign IMO number length beam and GPS antenna Voyage related data Includes information such as draft cargoThe AIS500 uses digital radio signals to exchange realtime destination ETA and other relevant between vessels and shore based stations on dedicatedVHF frequencies This information is used to identify and track Dynamic data Includes information such as time UTC shipsvessels in the surrounding area and to provide fast automatic and position COG SOG heading rate of turn and navigational statusaccurate collision avoidance data Dynamic reports Ships speed and statusAlthough AIS augments your radar application by operating in radarblind spots and detecting smaller AISfitted vessels it does not Messages Alarms and safety radar as it relies on receiving transmitted AIS information Remember that not all vessels will transmit all of the informationand therefore cannot detect objects such as landmasses beacons Class B assume that AIS is displaying information from all vessels Class B AIS transceivers transmit and receive AIS signals but usein the area because a reduced set of data compared to Class A see Data Summary A Not all vessels are fitted with AIS Class B AIS transceiver can be fitted on any vessel not fitted with a Class A transceiver but is not mandatory aboard any vessel Although it is mandatory for larger commercial vessels to carry Your AIS500 transceiver is a Class B transceiver AIS it is not mandatory to use itAIS should be used only to augment radar information not substitute Data Summaryit Class A Class B Class B Data receive send receiveClasses of AIS Ships name Yes Yes YesYour AIS500 is a transceiver that receives messages from andtransmits messages to vessels carrying Class A or Class B Type Yes Yes 13 Class A Class B Class B Data reporting intervals Data receive send receive AIS information is classed as either static or dynamic Static Call sign Yes Yes Yes information is broadcast when data has been amended or upon request or by default every 6 minutes IMO number Yes No No The reporting rates for dynamic information depend on speed and course change and are given in the following tables Length and beam Yes Yes Yes Note The reporting rates shown here are for reference and Antenna location Yes Yes Yes may not be the rate at which information is actually received Draft Yes No No by an AIS500 Transceiver This is dependent on a number of factors including but not limited to antenna height gain and Cargo Yes Yes Yes signal interference Information Destination Yes No No Class A systems ETA Yes No No Ships Dynamic Conditions Reporting rate Time Yes Yes Yes At anchor or moored 3 Minutes Ships position Yes Yes Yes 014 knots 10 Seconds COG Yes Yes Yes 014 knots and changing course 313 Seconds SOG Yes Yes Yes 1423 knots 6 Seconds Gyro heading Yes Yes Yes 1423 knots and changing course 2 seconds Rate of turn Yes No No Faster than 23 knots 2 seconds Navigational Yes No No Faster than 23 knots and changing 2 seconds status course Safety message Yes No Yes Class B systems Class B transceivers do not transmit a Gyro heading unless the Ships Dynamic Conditions Reporting rate transceiver is receiving an NMEA HDT sentence from an external 0 to 2 knots 3 Minutes source Above 2 knots 30 Seconds14Other AIS sources Source Reporting rate Search and Rescue SAR aircraft 10 seconds Aids to navigation 3 minutes AIS base station 10 seconds or 333 seconds depending on operating 1516Chapter 2 Planning the contents 21 EMC installation guidelines on page 18 22 Parts supplied on page 19 23 Tools required on page 19 24 Basic system on page 20Planning the installation 1721 EMC installation guidelines Suppression ferrites Raymarine cables may be fitted with suppression ferrites TheseRaymarine equipment and accessories conform to the appropriate are important for correct EMC performance If a ferrite has to Compatibility EMC regulations to minimize removed for any purpose eg installation or maintenance it interference between equipment and minimize the be replaced in the original position before the product is usedeffect such interference could have on the performance of yoursystem Use only ferrites of the correct type supplied by Raymarine authorized dealersCorrect installation is required to ensure that EMC performance isnot compromisedFor optimum EMC performance we recommend that wherever Connections to other Requirement for ferrites on nonRaymarine cables Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine a suppression ferrite At least 1 m 3 ft from any equipment transmitting or cables MUST always be attached to the cable near the Raymarine unit carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the case of SSB radios the distance should be increased to 7 ft 2 m More than 2 m 7 ft from the path of a radar beam A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiating element The product is supplied from a separate battery from that used for engine start This is important to prevent erratic behavior and data loss which can occur if the engine start does not have a separate battery Raymarine specified cables are used Cables are not cut or extended unless doing so is detailed in the installation manual Note Where constraints on the installation prevent any of the above always ensure the maximum possible separation between different items of electrical equipment to provide the best conditions for EMC performance throughout the Parts supplied 23 Tools requiredCheck all parts are present Ensure you have these tools before starting installation GPS Antenna Thumb 14 32mm AIS nuts x 2 Drill bit 500 Mounting studs x 2 Drill No 8 Screws x 4 32 ft 1 m AIS to VHF Antenna connector cable AUTOMATIC IDENTIFI CATION SYSTEM AIS500 Transceiver Installation instructions Phillips screwdriver D116231 instructions Warranty document CDROMPlanning the installation 1924 Basic system AIS500 dimensions 88 mm 418 mmThe following illustration shows a basic AIS500 system 165 in 737 in 1872 mm 346 in Boats existing GPS AIS GPS antenna supplied antenna typical 500 Boat s existing VHF antenna Multifunction display AIS500 PAGE 996 in 2529 mm VHF ACTIV E Transceiver WPTS MOB radio DATA MENU 243 in OUT 617 mm RAN GE IN AIS 500 RF OK CAN CEL 0 0 951 in 2416 mm SeaTalkng Power in SeaTalk 1076 in 2733 mm NMEA0183 NMEA0183 384 baud 48 baud D116251 RS232 Compass minimum safe distance 39 in 1 m Site requirements When planning the installation take the following site requirements for the AIS500 transceiver and GPS antenna into transceiver The loss values for the inbuilt splitter are given in the Specification sectionThis product is NOT approved for use in Do NOT install in a atmosphere GPS antenna as in an engine room or near fuel tanks A GPS antenna is supplied with the transceiver and must beThe AIS500 transceiver must be fitted in a location where it is not installed in accordance with the instructions given here Do NOTlikely to be stepped on or tripped over and which connect any other GPS antenna to the AIS500 transceiver Is close enough to allow connection to the boats VHF set with the The GPS antenna can be mounted either on a flat horizontal surface 3 ft 1 m RF cable supplied or on a suitable pole Is at least 3 ft 1 m from an engine compass or any magnetic If you intend surface mounting the antenna ensure you have device access to the underside of the mounting surface Has at least 6 in 100 mm of clear space below to allow access If you intend polemounting the antenna the pole needs a 1 inch for cabling and adequate cable bends 14 TPI thread Is maintained at a temperature between 10C 14F and 55C 130F Important The main requirement of the intended location for the GPS antenna is that it gives a good direct line of site to the entire Is maintained in a dry condition and where there is no likelihood sky right around the horizon of the transceiver being splashed Ensure that the intended mounting location is Does NOT have a flammable or hazardous atmosphere Open and clear of any obstructions such as masts search lightsPower supply or other structures that could block lineofsight to the skyThe AIS500 transceiver requires a 12 V dc or 24 V dc power supply As low as possible to keep the antenna as stable as from a circuit breaker on the boats power panel or from a The more stable the unit the more effectively it will track satellitesfuse block near the transceiver and provide stable dataVHF antenna requirement As far as possible at least 1 m 3 ft from other antennae andThe AIS500 transceiver requires inputs from both GPS and VHF electronic Do NOT mount the antennaThe AIS500 transceiver has an inbuilt VHF splitter to enableyou to connect your existing VHF antenna directly to the AIS500 In any area where it could be stepped on or tripped then route the split signal from the transceiver to your Up a mast This will cause the antenna to swing and giveVHF set This may cause some degradation of performance of your significant errors in position dataVHF set If the level of degradation is unacceptable we recommendyou use separate VHF antennae for the AIS500 and the VHF set In the direct path of a radar beamPlanning the installation 21SeaTalkng requirementA fitted SeaTalkng connector enables you to connect the to SeaTalkng aboard vessels on which the are connected via connecting to SeaTalkng refer to the SeaTalkng and ensure that with this product connected the Load Equivalence Number LEN value for the system willnot be exceededNote that the AIS500 transceiver has a SeaTalkng LEN value of 122Chapter 3 Cables contents 31 Cable types and length on page 24 32 Routing cables on page 24 33 Transceiver connections on page 25 34 Cable shielding on page 26Cables connections 2331 Cable types and length 32 Routing cablesIt is important to use cables of the appropriate type and length Cables must be routed correctly to maximize performance and prolong cable life Unless otherwise stated use only standard cables of the correct type supplied by Raymarine Do NOT bend cables excessively Wherever possible ensure a minimum bend radius of 100 mm Ensure that any nonRaymarine cables are of the correct quality and gauge For example longer power cable runs may require larger wire gauges to minimize voltage drop along the run Minimum bend 200 mm 8 in diameter Minimum bend of cable 100 mm 4 in radius Protect all cables from physical damage and exposure to heat Use trunking or conduit where possible Do NOT run cables through bilges or doorways or close to moving or hot objects Secure cables in place using tiewraps or lacing twine Coil any extra cable and tie it out of the way Where a cable passes through an exposed bulkhead or deckhead use a suitable watertight feedthrough Do NOT run cables near to engines or fluorescent lights Always route data cables as far away as possible from other equipment and cables high current carrying ac and dc power lines antennae2433 Transceiver connections RF connections In a typical AIS500 systemThe transceiver has attached cables to provide connections to The boats existing VHF antenna connects to the ANTENNA Power supply connector on the AIS500 transceiver NMEA0183 4800 baud The supplied 1 m RF cable connects the antenna connector on NMEA0183 38400 baud the boats existing VHF set to the VHF RADIO connector on the AIS500 transceiver RS232 If this arrangement results in unacceptable degradation of the SeaTalkng performance of the VHF radio separate antennae should be used for the AIS500 transceiver and the VHF radio In this case the supplied 1 m RF cable is not used and the VHF RADIO connector on the AIS500 transceiver remains unconnected Note that when the AIS500 transceiver transmits there is a very brief interruption to the boats VHF receive function This may AIS be noticeable during when a long continuous broadcast is being 500 received GPS connections The GPS supplied as part of the AIS500 system has a fitted 10 m 33 ft cable to connect to the AIS500 transceiver GPS connector Power NMEA connections The AIS500 transceiver has a fitted cable which provides prepared barewire NMEA0183 connections at both 4800 baud and 38400 baud rates as follows NMEA0183 ng SeaTalk Wire color NMEA0183 Function Green 4800 baud receive White 4800 baud receive D116401 Brown 4800 baud transmit Cables connections 25 Wire color NMEA0183 Function 34 Cable shielding Yellow 4800 baud transmit Ensure that all data cables are properly shielded that the cable Orange with green stripe 38400 baud receive shielding is intact eg hasnt been scraped off by being squeezed through a tight area Orange with white stripe 38400 baud receive Orange with brown stripe 38400 baud transmit Orange with yellow stripe 38400 baud transmit A multiplexer built into the transceiver manages both 4800 and38400 baud rates This feature effectively frees up an NMEA porton your multifunction display MFD if only one NMEA0183 portexists on your equipment the multiplexer eliminates the need for aseparate the NMEA0183 connections are used as follows The 4800 baud wires connect to the appropriate points on the VHF radio or other NMEA0183 4800 baud inputoutput device The 38400 baud wires connect to appropriate Raymarine MFDs The NMEA0183 port on each MFD connected in this manner must be set to 38400 baud26Chapter 4 Installation contents 41 Fitting transceiver on page 28 42 Fitting GPS antenna on page 29 43 Connecting up on page 31Installation procedures 2741 Fitting that the intended installation site meets the under Site requirements mark and drill the mountingholes then fit the transceiver as shown in the following illustrations Note This procedure shows how to mount the transceiver vertically which is the recommended method However you may mount it horizontally if necessary Ver tica Note If you are fitting the transceiver to fiberglass that has l a gelcoat surface overdrill the surface to prevent the gelcoat x4 D116331 from damage when securing the screws Before drilling the pilot holes hand drill the marked locations with an oversized bit and 2 countersink to approximately 95 mm 38 in diameter 1 2 3 m 6m um nim mi Ver tica l x4 D1163211 D116341 32842 Fitting GPS antenna A B 1To fit the GPS antenna1 Select a suitable location for the GPS antenna as described under Site requirements2 Fit your GPS antenna using either the Surface mounting or Pole 2 3 2 mounting procedure as appropriate 33 Ensuring the conditions in Running cables are fulfilled run the GPS antenna cable to the AIS mountingWhen surface mounting the GPS antenna you can route the cableeither centrally Option A or from the side of the antenna Option B 4 41 Use the template supplied in this handbook to mark the two D116381 6 mm 025 in mounting holes T op view Underside view OPTION A If the cable is going to pass through the mounting 2 Screw the two mounting studs 2 into the underside of the surface drill a 19 mm 075 in center hole receiver OPTION B If the cable is to be routed from the side of the 3 Stick the supplied gasket 3 to the mounting surface ensuring receiver ie above the mounting surface remove the two that the holes on the gasket correspond with the drilled holes plastic tabs 1 obstructing the cable channel If you do not 4 Route the cable as follows remove these tabs before using the cable channel you could damage the cable For Option A feed the cable down through the center hole For Option B route the cable along the cable exit channel 5 Carefully place the receiver so the mounting studs pass through the holes in the mounting surface 6 Secure the receiver to the surface using the two thumb nuts 4 Pole mounting If you want to polemount the GPS antenna obtain a pole of suitable length with a 1 inch 14 TPI procedures 29 5 Ensuring you do not trap the cable place the GPS antenna on the pole mount adaptor so the screw holes align then secure the Antenna antenna with the 2 screws retained at step 2 A BPole mount adaptor D1164211 Ensuring that the Site requirements are met securely attach the pole to a suitable secure point2 Remove and retain the screws securing the GPS antenna from the pole mount adaptor then separate these two items3 Screw the pole mount adaptor fully onto the pole and ensure it is secure on the pole4 Route the antenna cable as follows i If you want to route the antenna cable directly down from the antenna option A feed it through the center of the pole mount adaptor and then down through the pole ii If you want to route the antenna cable out of the side of the antenna option B remove the two plastic tabs from the cable channel then feed the cable along the channel3043 Connecting up The transceiver will not transmit but will still receiveCarry out the following procedures to connect up the AIS500 system Connecting to VHF Connecting GPS Ensure power to the ships VHF set is switched off then connect Connecting to VHF the AIS500 transceiver by carrying out the Connecting RF and the Connecting NMEA low baud rate procedures Connecting to multifunction displays Connecting RF Connecting power At the AIS500 transceiver Warning Switch off power supply 1 Connect the cable from the existing VHF antenna to the Ensure the boats power supply is switched OFF ANTENNA connector before starting to install this product Do NOT connect 2 Using the 1 m 3 ft RF cable supplied connect the VHF RADIO or disconnect equipment with the power switched on connector to the antenna connector on the boats VHF set unless instructed in this document S GPS POWER D ATA AT GPS VHF RADIO ANTENNAConnect the cable from the GPS antenna to the GPS connector onthe underside of the AIS transceiver S TATUS D116451 POWER D ATA AT GPS VHF RADIO ANTENNA Connecting NMEA0183 low baud rate Connect the AIS500 transceiver 4800 baud NMEA0183 bus to the D116431 ships VHF as follows 1 Identify the 4800 baud NMEA0183 wires from the AIS500 transceiverIf the GPS antenna is not connected the transceiver will operatein Silent Mode and an alarm message will be generated You all alarm procedures 31 Transceiver Green Receive NMEA0183 White 4800 baud Receive Brown Transmit Connect to Yellow Transmit boats VHF Orange green Receive NMEA0183 Orange white Receive 38400 baud Orange brown Transmit Connect to Orange yellow Transmit MFD D1164612 Connect these wires to the appropriate points on the ships VHF D116471 2 Connect these wires to the appropriate points on the to multifunction displays 38400 baud NMEA0183 systemData is transferred between the AIS500 transceiver and the Connect using Raymarine multifunction displays using eitherNMEA0183 at 38400 baud or SeaTalkng Important Do not connect to a Raymarine SeaTalkng systemEnsure power to the multifunction displays is switched off then if this will cause the maximum permitted SeaTalkng Loadconnect the AIS500 transceiver by carrying out either the Connect Equivalence Number LEN value for the system to be exceededusing NMEA0183 OR the Connect using SeaTalkng procedure see Site using NMEA0183 high baud rate If your multifunction displays are connected to a SeaTalkng systemIf your multifunction displays are NOT connected to a SeaTalkng connect the AIS500 transceiver SeaTalkng connector to connect the AIS500 transceiver 38400 baud NMEA0183 as followsbus to the boats 38400 baud NMEA0183 system as follows 1 Identify the AIS500 transceiver SeaTalkng connector1 Identify the 38400 baud NMEA0183 wires from the AIS500 transceiver32 VE bar VE bar Where possible connect individual items of equipment to individual circuit breakers Where this not possible use individual inline fuses to provide the necessary protection Circuit breaker ng SeaTalk spur ng Connect to boats SeaT alk system D1164812 Connect to a convenient point on the SeaTalkng system Fuse Fuse power D1Power supply protection Power connection protect the power supply by connecting the red positive The use of crimped and soldered lugs is recommended to providewire to the supply via a 5 A fuse or equivalent automatic circuit optimum connection to the power sourcebreaker Connect the AIS500 transceiver power cable to either a 12 V dc orSharing a breaker 24 V dc power source as followsThe text within the illustration has been updated for clarity 1 Ensuring the intended power source is switched off connect the red wire via a 5 A fuse or equivalent automatic circuit breakerWhere more than 1 piece of equipment shares a breaker you must to the supply positive protection for the individual circuits Eg by connecting aninline fuse for each power circuit 2 Connect the black wire to the supply negative procedures 33 Red Power supply Connect to 12 V dc or Black Power supply 24 V dc 5 Post installation contents 51 Switching on on page 36 52 Configuration on page 36 53 Checking for interference on page 37 54 Using AIS on page 38Post installation procedures 3551 Switching on 52 the installation is complete observe the STATUS indicator Warning Configure before useand This Raymarine product must be correctly configured1 Switch on power to the AIS500 transceiver to ensure optimum performance and minimize the2 Check that chances of unsafe or other erroneous data i When power is first applied the STATUS indicator flashes RED twice then after a few seconds shows AMBER ii After a time up to 2 minutes the indicator changes to green Configuration requirement This indicates the AIS500 transceiver is operating normally After installation and successful switch on the AIS500 transceiver must be configured for optimum performance aboard the vessel The person configuring the AIS500 needs to know the following vessel information MMSI number Name Call sign Dimensions Type GPS antenna position The manner in which configuration is carried out depends on the legal requirements of the geographical area you are Important Before starting any AIS configuration procedure SWITCH OFF all associated multifunction displays MFDs otherwise you will not be able to correctly configure your AIS500 transceiver USA In the USA it is a legal requirement that the configuration is performed by a suitable dealer36You can use the supplied ProAIS PC software to check the vessel 53 Checking for programmed into your AIS500 If this information is contact your Raymarine dealer before using the transceiver Post installation checkAreas outside of USA If you have installed any system aboard a boat or made other changes to the boats electronic systems radar VHF radio etcIn areas outside of the USA use the supplied ProAIS PC software to you need to check before casting off that all electrical your AIS500 transceiver as described in the instructions operate satisfactorily without any undue electrical in the ProAIS User Guide in order to conform with Electro Magnetic Compatibility EMC regulations To do this 1 Ensuring it is safe to do so turn on all electronic systems aboard the boat 2 Check that the electronic systems all operate installation procedures 3754 Using AISThe exact method of using AIS depends on which type of display MFD you are usingRefer to the handbook for your MFD for information on using AIS38Chapter 6 contents 61 Status indication on page 40 62 on page 41Diagnostics 3961 Status indication BLUE continuous Running in Silent ModeThe current operating status of the AIS500 transceiver is shown by BLUE flash Each time AIS data is receiveda STATUS LED on the bottom of the unit RED Fault condition Refer to the section S TATUS POWER D ATA AT GPS VHF RADIO ANTENNAWhen power is switched on the STATUS indicator flashes REDtwice then after a few seconds it goes to AMBERThe amber condition continues while the transceiver acquires a GPSfix then transmits a position report This can take up to 2 minutesWhen the first position report has been transmitted the goes to GREEN This condition remains all the time theAIS500 transceiver is operating normallyA summary of STATUS indicator colors is as follows Color Status GREEN AIS500 transceiver is operating normally AMBER Either The AIS500 transceiver is starting up or The AIS500 transceiver has not transmitted for more than 2 reporting periods This could be due to high AIS traffic or loss of GPS fix4062 Status indicator Wait at least 30 minutes to check that a Quiet time has remains amber not been requested by the local authority Issue Action Check that the No power Check GPS antenna is properly connected All power connections GPS antenna has a clear view of the sky without any obstructions Check relevant fuses MMSI number has been properly configured use the That power supply is at the correct voltage 12 V or 24 V proAIS application AIS configuration Switch off all associated multifunction displays MFDs Status indicator is Check that data is not saved then reconfigure red The VHF antenna is properly connected and in particular No data Check that it is not short circuiting to the vessel structure Connections are secure throughout the system That power supply is at the correct voltage 12 V or 24 V The VHF aerial lead is securely connected and that you The MMSI number has been properly configured use can send and receive VHF radio information the proAIS application No vessel data At the relevant Raymarine multi function display Place the cursor over the targeted vessel and ensure the AIS DATA soft key is not set to OFF Ensure the AIS layer is set to ON Ensure displayed target types are set to ALL No AIS data Check the NMEA output from the multifunction displays to the AIS500 input and ensure The wires are correctly connected The baud rate is 38400 4142Chapter 7 contents 71 General on page 44 72 Transceiver on page 44 73 GPS Receiver on page 4371 General 72 Transceiver Waterproofing IPX2 Operating frequency range 156025 MHz to 162025 MHz Operating temperature 10C to 55 C 14F to 131F Channel spacing 25 kHz range Receivers 2 receivers Storage temperature 20C to 75 C 4F to 167F range Receiver sensitivity 107 dBm Humidity Up to 95 at 35 noncondensing Transmitter 1 transmitter Power supply voltage 12 V to 24 V dc reverse polarity protected Transmitter output power 2 W 33 dBm Supply current at 12 V dc Nominal 062 A Transceiver standard Class B CS AIS to IEC622871 Peak during transmit 21 A Size 2733 mm x 1872 mm x 617 mm 1076 in x 737 in x 243 in Weight 119 kg 263 lb Mounting Four keyholed mounting tabs and mounting screws Connectors VHF antenna SO239 VHF In BNC GPS In TNC PC RS232 9 Way D Type NMEA0183 HS stripped wires NMEA0183 LS stripped wires Power stripped wires SeaTalkng proprietary Raymarine connector NMEA sentences AIVDO AIVDM AIALR and AITXT With NMEA GPS GPGLL GPGGA GPVTG GPGSV GPGSA output ON GPZDA GPRMC and GPGBS VHF splitter losses Receive less than 4 dB Transmit less than 1 dB4473 GPS Receiver Receiver channels 16 Receiver sensitivity Acquisition 140 dBm Tracking 150 dBm Nominal Time to First Fix 34
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