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SR 161 AIS Receiver

Smart Radio SR161 AIS Receiver

Smart Radio

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Price:  $189.00


Smart Radio SR161 AIS Receiver Quick Overview

SR161 AIS receiver is a high performance, single channel AIS receive only unit that enables the reception of AIS information from suitably equipped vessels at a fraction of the cost of a conventional AIS transponder but at the same receiving performance of type approved class A ais transpoders.



SR161 Features



The SR161 AIS receiver installation is quick and simple, requiring only the connection to a VHF aerial (or splitter) and a computer. Combined with marine navigation software, you can display any AIS equipped vessel within VHF range which is typically up to 50 nautical miles. The SR161 AIS receiver is compatible with any software or hardware based chatrtplotter system capable of accepting standard NMEA 0183 AIS sentences.


  • High-sensitivity AIS data reception

  • Line of sight reception similar to marine VHF reception distances

  • Very low power consumption

  • Receives AIS Class A and Class B vessel reports

  • Sends information to a PC via a serial interface

  • Ability to track and display information on multiple targets

  • Easy installation: connect a VHF antenna (not included), 12 volt DC power and a serial cable to your PC

  • Can be used with your existing VHF marine radio antenna with an appropriate splitter

  • Can an be used to consolidate incoming NMEA positional data from a GPS into a combined high-speed data stream on a single serial port

  • Single channel receiver that scans between the two AIS frequencies

  • When interference is detected on one receiving channel, the SR161 automatically switches to the alternate AIS channel





Smart Radio SR161 AIS Receiver Specifications

Receiving Channels Single Channel
Data Interface DB-9 Pin Serial
Built-in Active VHF Antenna Splitter No
Antenna Connection Type BNC
Configurable Baud Rates 38400, 4800, 9600
DC Power Consumption 1.5 Watts
24 Volt Support No
DC Power Source 9-15 volts DC

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