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RadarPlus SM161R-2 Dual AIS Receiver
RadarPlus SM161R-2 Dual AIS Receiver
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    Code: SM161R-2
    Price: $1,332.00 USD

    The RadarPlus SM161R-2 dual AIS receiver provides:

  • High-sensitivity AIS data reception
  • Affordable low price
  • Hears Class A & B vessel reports
  • Sends the information to be mapped on a PC or chart-plotter
  • Less than 1 watt power consumption


  • Vessel Name
  • Size
  • Position
  • Course
  • Cargo
  • and More


  • Dual Stage RF Input Protection
  • Receiver Sensitivity of -113dbm

    The rugged, industry standard SL161R has now been improved; incorporating dual stage RF input protection to provide superior protection against near lightning strikes and high power transmitters. In addition, with a receiver sensitivity of -113dbm the SM161R-2 is even better than the industry-leading SL161R. An Automatic Identification System, or AIS, has become an indispensable tool for navigation and safety at sea. Information gathered by the RadarPlus is more detailed than radar and enables the everyday boater to see what's coming long before it is in line of sight.

    System Specifications
  • Designation: Universal Automatic Identification System (AIS) Receiver
  • Serial RS232 Interface: female DB9 connector, see below for additional serial interface details
  • Power Supply: 9 to 20 V nominal
  • Power Consumption: Less than 1 watt
  • Temperature Range: -15 to +55 degrees C.
  • Compass Safe Distance: 1 meter

  • Dimensions and Weights
  • Width: 3.15 in.
  • Length: 6.89 in.
  • Height: 2.25 in'
  • Weight: 2 lb.

    Frequencies and Channel Bandwidth
  • RX AIS1: 161.975 MHz at 25 kHz
  • RX AIS2: 162.025 MHz at 25 kHz

    AIS Receivers
  • AIS Data Rate: 9,600 bits/s
  • Sensitivity: 20% PER @ -113dBm
  • Adjacent Channel Rejection: 70dB at 25 kHz
  • Blocking: 80 dB
  • Intermodulation: 65 dB
  • Large Signal PER: 0.1% or better
  • Image Rejection: 70 dB for 20% PER
  • Spurious Rejection: 70 dB for 20% PER
  • Antenna Interface: female Type N connector

    Serial Interface Details
    The serial interface of the RadarPlus is a subset of IEC specification 61993-2, using a 38.4 kbps connection to a host computer. The received AIS messages are output using the VDM sentence is output using the NMEA 0183 sentences. To request full serial interface specifications, please contact us or call Shine Micro at (360) 437-2503.

    Software Tested
    The RadarPlus allows AIS enabled software to chart ship positions and descriptions in real-time. The following packages have been tested and are fully operational with the SM161R-2:
  • Rose Point - Coastal Explorer
  • ICAN - Regulus
  • Transas - NaviSailor
  • Xanatos - Titan
  • Nobeltec - Admiral
  • EuroNav - seaPro
  • Chyna Sea - MapTech

    Simple Marine Installation
    1. Mount the SM161R-2 according to the provided mounting diagram.
    2. Connect the power cable to a 12 volt power source.
    3. Connect a VHF antenna to the Type N connector on the SM161R-2.
    4. Optionally connect the serial interface cable to a PC or other AIS display device.
    Shine Micro warrants its products to be free from defects for one full year from the date of purchase. Shine Micro will, at its sole discretion, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Labor and material costs for such repairs or replacement will be free of charge. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accidents, or unauthorized alterations or repairs.

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    Attention: A fee of $35.00 will be added to all orders of less than $100.00.* * No fee will be added for MMSI or service orders.

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