September 1, 2015
AIS Transponder on a Jet Ski

AIS Transponder on a Jet Ski

Earlier this year we were approached by Al Charles who was attempting to combine two of his favourite past times; fishing and jet skiing. Al was passionate about making his Jet Ski suitable for offshore fishing around the UK coasts and proceeded to squeeze a complete suite of navigation equipment […]
February 23, 2015
VHF Antenna Options for AIS

VHF Antenna Options for AIS

One of the most common questions we are asked by our AIS customers, is “what antenna should I use for my AIS ?”, so we thought we would post a short article to provide an answer. Basically there are two options; fit a second dedicated VHF antenna a suitable distance […]
March 27, 2014

ISAF Offshore Special Regs now mandate an AIS Splitter

An important change to AIS installations has now come in to effect for Mono and Multi-Hull Category 0, 1 and 2 offshore racing yachts. The new 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Offshore Special Regulations (click here to download), that became effective as of 1st January 2014, include an important note […]
March 25, 2014
Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter

Class B Transponder – Dedicated VHF Antenna or Splitter ?

One of the most common questions we are asked by customers wanting to purchase an AIS Class B Transponder like our AIT2000, is what VHF antenna should they use ? The AIS system, uses two special “Data Only” channels of the VHF frequency range to transmit and receive its packets […]
February 24, 2014
AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

AIS + VHF Antenna Separation

  The AIS system works on two channels in the VHF frequency range and in order to receive or transmit AIS information it is necessary for the AIS unit to be connected to a VHF antenna. One option is to fit a VHF splitter such as our SPL2000, which allows […]
June 6, 2012

AIS TRANSPONDERS – Do I need another GPS antenna?

We’re asked this all the time…   Unfortunately, the regulations surrounding AIS do not permit feeding an AIS transponder with an alternative GPS source from, for instance, a NMEA output from a chart plotter.  All Class B transponders must have their own internal GPS and they will validate its accuracy […]
May 23, 2012

Read about our new SPL2000 splitter in Sailing Today

In the July issue, our new splitter – the SPL2000, which has replaced the SPL250 has been featured. If you turn to page 22 you can read all about! It is available now. SPL2000 as featured in SailingToday
May 4, 2012

Digital Yacht introduce a new AIS-VHF Antenna Splitter

With more and more users deciding to install an AIS receiver or transponder, the biggest issue surrounding the equipment is the installation of the extra antennas that are required.  An AIS receiver or transponder requires a VHF antenna, but Digital Yacht’s new SPL2000 AIS-VHF antenna splitter allows an existing antenna […]