In the past course has been recorded with a pen-plotter and highly expensive custom graph paper. The KW991 uses a low cost dot matrix printer and plain paper (roll or fan-fold), and it prints intelligently in plain text, along with time.
The data may be recorded on a PC using a free data logging program, as a simple Voyage Data Recorder.
GPS input provides timing. A routine log of position and speed over ground is printed. The output data rate is variable, automatically, to this simple rule, to minimize the use of paper
|Printout every 6 minutes when on course. |
Printout every 10 seconds, if heading changes more than 2 degrees from last printout.
|EXAMPLE 12:30:02 51 30.123 N 001 16.345 E 012.3 d 12.5 gspd 015.5 cog 29:03:99|
- Stepper, synchro, NMEA 0183
- GPS input port (Essential)
- Fluorescent display 166 x 41 mm
- Tape: +/- 12.5 degrees
- Digital display
- Plain text course record
- 4800 baud ASCII plain English output
- 260 x 160 x 90 trunnion mount.
- Colour near light Admiralty grey
- 10 to 32 volts at 12 watts
The KW991 is installed on HM Navy ships, Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, Customs launches, ferries. Vela, Sea River, US Sealift, Stena.
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