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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Navigation and Communication Equipment

What do we use on Matilda?

NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
  • Official paper charts 
  • Plotting instruments for transcribing bearings onto the paper charts
  • Cruising guides both electronically and in book format
  • Ritchie steering compass
  • Hand bearing compass
  • Davis Mk25 Sextant

Integrated instruments package consisting of:
  • Raystar 125 Seatalk GPS
  • Raymarine auto pilot with a fluxgate compass
  • Raymarine E80 chart plotter with Navionics chip
  • Raymarine AIS 650 transponder
  • Raymarine tri data (depth speed temperature)
  • Raymarine wind speed and angle
  • Raymarine graphic instrument displays output of all the systems
  • Raymarine 18" Digital HD radar
  • Garmin back up GPS unit 152 (wired in)
  • Garmin hand held 72H as a tertiary backup
On our PC we have:
  • Quick-charts - raster charts, 
  • Open CPN which receives data from the instruments package
On our android tablet we have:
  • Navionics - Australia & Asia
On our Ipad we have:
  • I-Sailor
  • OvitalMap
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT:
  • ICOM IC-M 710 HF radio used for communications, emails, receiving weather faxes and GRIB files.
  • P4Dragon modem connected to the HF
  • Raymarine Ray55E DSC VHF radio with remote handset in the cockpit
  • Uniden VHF radio as backup in the cockpit
  • Netgear 4G mobile modem

Navigation - the process or activity of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route.







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