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A027 AIS receiver + NMEA + GPS, +WiFi and Seatalk* converter

SKU: QUA-0004

If you want to merge Seatalk* with AIS and GPS data…

The A027 combines dual-channel AIS data, with GPS and Seatalk* information allowing you to view wirelessly from anywhere on your boat to your mobile phones, tablets, and laptops (with the added option to connect to a NMEA chart plotter).

  • Compact dual channel AIS receiver
  • Multiplexer: combines AIS, GPS, and also Seatalk*
  • SeaTalk* to NMEA converter
  • Can be used wirelessly (WiFi) and through the USB or NMEA ports
  • Integrated GPS module that can track up to 22 satellites on 66 channels.
  • Compatible with Chart plotters, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux systems, Android, and iOS


  • Two independent receivers monitoring AIS channels (161.975MHz &162.025MHz) and also decoding both channels simultaneously
  • Sensitivity down to -104 [email protected]% PER
  • Up to 20 nautical miles receiving range
  • Powered by the Seatalk bus (<120mA @12.0V)
  • NMEA-0183 message output through WiFi, USB, and RS422
  • Configurable baud rates: (4.8, 9.6, 38.4k input and output)
  • Simultaneous wireless and USB output
  • The internal WiFi access point connects up to 4 devices simultaneously
  • Adhoc and Station operating mode
  • SeaTalk to NMEA 0183 protocol converter
  • Built-in GPS to provide positional data
  • Combines GPS and AIS messages with NMEA 0183 and outputs as a seamless stream of data
  • BNC connector for 50 Ohm VHF antenna
  • Powered SMA connector for 50 Ohm GPS antenna
  • Compatible with Windows XP,7,8,10, Mac OS X, Linux systems, Android and iOS
  • Plug & Play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
  • Can connect to older RS232 products through optional Protocol Bridge (AS03).


QK-A027 has the following electrical connections/indicators:

  • AIS antenna connector. Standard BNC female 50 Ohm connector. An active VHF antenna splitter is required if one VHF antenna is shared by QK-A027 and VHF voice radio.
  • GPS antenna connector. Standard SMA female 50 Ohm connector to connect with an active GPS antenna.
  • SeaTalk input connector. The SeaTalk port has 3-Pin terminals for connection to the SeaTalk bus. Ensure the connection is correct before powering up. An incorrect connection could damage the QK-A027 and other devices on the SeaTalk Bus. The QK-A027 runs on 12.0V DC and is powered through the Seatalk interface. This allows a much cleaner supply and a concomitant improvement in signal reception.
  • LED lights. QK-A027 features three LEDs that indicate power, AIS, and GPS status respectively.
  • NMEA 0183 output connectors. QK-A027 can be connected to other AIS compatible equipment, like wind/depth or heading sensors, via the NMEA inputs. QK-A027 sends out NMEA 0183 messages via WiFi, USB, and NMEA outputs simultaneously.
  • USB connector. A micro USB connector outputs the NMEA messages. It can also be used for adjusting parameters using the GUI Configuration software. The A026 can be linked directly to a USB port on the PC or other mobile devices via the supplied cable.

What’s included?

  • QK-A027 x1
  • USB extension cable x1
  • CD containing Manuals, Configuration Software, and drivers x1
  • Setup Guidebook x1

This product now includes additionally a dual-band WiFi antenna (AS05) as standard.

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Additional information

Item Measurements

Approx. 6.7cm x 11.6cm


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Item Measurements

Approx. 6.7cm x 11.6cm

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