FURUNO 12 to 24 VDC Black Box Class B AIS Transponder|FA50

FURUNO FA50 Class B AIS Transponder, 12/24 vDC, w/MaxSea viewer software

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The Furuno FA50 is a class B AIS (Automatic Identification System) capable of exchanging navigation and ship data between own ship and other ships or coastal stations. It complies with IMO MSC. 140(76) Annex 3, A.694, ITU-R M.1371-2 and DSC ITU-R M.825-3. It also complies with IEC 60945 (EMC and environmental conditions). The FA50 consists of a transponder unit with GPS antenna. A VHF antenna is required and should be supplied separately. The transponder contains a VHF transmitter, two TDMA receivers on two parallel VHF channels, interface, communication processor and internal GPS receiver. The internal GPS is a 12-channel all in view receiver with differential capability. It also gives position, COG and SOG.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Item Name

Black Box Class B AIS Transponder





10 in W x 8.6 in D x 3.5 in H

Voltage Rating

12 to 24 VDC


156.025 to 162.025 MHz, 1575.42 MHz Receiver

Temperature Rating

-15 to 55 deg C Transponder

Receiver Type

12-Channel Parallel, 12-Satellite Tracking

Position Accuracy

10 m (HDOP 4)

RX Code

C/A Code


1.7 kg