You can simplify installation by sharing an existing VHF antenna by using this splitter. This unit removes the need for a separate VHF antenna for an AIS receiver or transponder and allows a single antenna to be shared with a VHF radio.
This is an excellent solution when it is difficult to install an additional antenna or you wish to share an existing VHF antenna and maximize your AIS range.
Splitter has a built-in low noise amplifier. This is especially useful as more and more lower power Class B AIS transponders and SART's are installed.
In addition to the amplification provided by this splitter, when used with your existing antenna you can optimize the range of your AIS transponder because the antenna is also mounted as high as possible.
To install the splitter you will need two appropriate length 50 ohm patch cables with standard PL-259 plugs. One patch cable included, 2m (6.5ft) long.
AIS Sensitivity Gain The AIS / VHF Antenna Splitter provides amplification to the AIS signal resulting in much higher AIS sensitivity, improving AIS receive range. Low power consumption Very low power consumption designed to save your battery power. Simple connections No adapters or special patch cords needed for VHF/AIS. Uses standard PL-259 patch cables (1 x 2m (6.5ft) cable included). Easy installation Very compact and easy to install with built-in mounting flanges.
LED status indicators 4 status LED's (power, VHF transmit, AIS transmit, antenna quality). AM and FM radio connection Provides AM/FM radio connection. An optional cable with a standard "Motorola plug" is available to make installation easy. Plugs directly into almost all car or marine stereos. VHF-in-use indicator VHF-in-use indicator appears on the screen of the AISWatchMate Transponder (WMX850) whenever the VHF radio is being used. This unique feature indicates when AIS traffic is delayed due to the antenna being in-use by the VHF radio. Fail-safe VHF priority VHF radio always has priority and the VHF can always transmit even if the power to the splitter fails. Antenna quality monitor indicates if there is a problem The unique antenna quality LED will indicate a problem with the antenna, cable or installation. 12 or 24 Volt supply
Designed to work with either 12 or 24 volt supply.
Waterproof IPx7 rated. High quality rugged construction made specifically for marine use.