I have a Furuno Fa-50 transponder connected to a AIS splitter. This works great. The only problem is that the FA-60 only transmits on LAN to the NN3D or NMEA 0183.
The rest of the boat is NMEA 2000. I want AIS data NMEA 2000 to a dedicated display.
I see two options:
1. Install a NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 interface.
2. Updating the VHF to a model that have a AIS receiver and a NMEA 2000 output.
My concern with alternative 2 is the AIS splitter??? But perhaps that is not an issue? Will both the FA-50 AIS and the VHF AIS be able to listen at the same time when a splitter is installed??