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Vesper Marine SP160 AIS Splitter

Vesper Marine SP160 AIS Splitter
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The Vesper Marine SP160 AIS splitter with built in low noise amplifier provides excellent AIS reception and range.
NZ $439.00

The Vesper Marine SP160 AIS splitter is an antenna splitter which provides signal gain - improving AIS reception and increasing range. This feature is due to the built in low noise amplifier.

Designed to work with all Vesper Marine AIS transponders including the XB-8000 transponder, it also has on screen VHF-in-use indicator when used with the WatchMate 850 and WatchMate Vision AIS transponders.

To simplify installation, you can share an existing VHF antenna by using this splitter. The 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.

SP160 AIS Splitter Specifications

Frequency range 156 MHz to 163 MHz
Operating temperature -25°C to +55°C (-13°F to 131°F)
Environmental Watertight (USCG CFR-46, IPx7)
Power supply 10-32 VDC, <0.8W nominal
Maximum current 270 mA
Overall size 135 mm Long x 107 Wide x 56 Deep (5 5/16” x 4 1/4“ x 2 1/4”)
(includes connectors)
Maximum VHF power 25 W
Maximum AIS power 12.5 W
Compatibility Fully compatible with all Vesper Marine AIS transponders and receivers. Also compatible with other manufacturer's AIS receivers and transponders and will typically increase their performance.
Antenna connector 50 ohm, SO-239 (UHF)
VHF and AIS connectors SO-239 (UHF). Requires two appropriate length standard 50 ohm patch cables with PL-259 plugs (two 2 m (6.5 ft) cables included).
AM and FM connectors 75 ohm, BNC, optional 2m (6') cable available BNC to Motorola plug
Patch cable Two provided as standard. 2m (6.5ft) long 50 Ω cable with PL259 connectors.
Insertion loss VHF RX <1.5 dB / VHF TX <1 dB / AIS TX <1 dB
AIS receive gain 12 dB
Noise figure <1.5 dB
Switching time <10µs
AIS sensitivity with Vesper Marine transponders -119 dBm, 6dB improvement

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