Video manuals

Here you can find training videos epxplaining the purpose and operation of the testers. It helps to start usage easy and fast.

AIS Tester

AIS Tester is professional equipment for surveyors to provide mandatory annual testing of the Class A and Class B AIS mobile stations and AIS-SARTs in accordance with requirements of IMO and SOLAS. Complies with with IMO circular letter “Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252”. >>

AIS Tester description part 1

AIS Tester is a test device operating on AIS channel 1 (ch87B), AIS Channel 2 (ch88B) and DSC Channel 70 frequencies. The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System).

AIS Tester description part 2

AIS Tester is a test device operating on AIS channel 1 (ch87B), AIS Channel 2 (ch88B) and DSC Channel 70 frequencies. The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System).

AIS Class A testing procedure

The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System). The tests volume complies with IMO circular letter \"Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252\"

AIS Class B testing procedure

The tester is designed under corresponding standards and recommendations ITU R M-1371-3 and IEC 61993-2 as a tool of operation and installation tests of AIS unit (Automatic Identification System). The tests volume complies with IMO circular letter \"Guidelines on annual testing of the AIS unit MSC.1/Circ.1252\"

AIS Tester Software and connection to PC

The AIS tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of standard USB A-USB A cable and special software available on http://gmdsstesters.com/downloads.html website.

BEACON Tester

BEACON TESTER enables professional checking of all types of maritime emergency radio beacons that operate in COSPAS-SARSAT system like EPIRBs, PLB. Provides mandatory annual EPIRB testing in accordance with IMO Circular MSC.1/Circ.1039, 1040. >>

406MHz BEACON Tester description

406MHz SARSAT BEACON TESTER is designed to check the maritime emergency radio beacons operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system such as Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRBs).

406MHz BEACON Tester test procedure

406MHz BEACON TESTER can receive the transmission from any 406 MHz COSPAS-SARSAT beacons of any manufacturer transmitting either in test mode or in real alert emergency mode. Also the tester provides the reception and check of 121,5MHz home transmitter signal.

406MHz BEACON Tester connection to PC part 1

406MHz SARSAT BEACON Tester can be easilly connected to PC to download all data and creat test reports. Software can be downloaded at gmdsstesters.com

406MHz SARSAT BEACON Tester connection to PC part 2

406MHz SARSAT BEACON Tester can be easilly connected to PC to download all data and creat test reports. Software can be downloaded at http://gmdsstesters.com/downloads.html

Beacon Tester Mini Wi-Fi

EPIRB Tester Mini w/ W-Fi is the newest device appointed to check the maritime distress beacons (EPIRBs, PLBs) operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system. Device is a really lightweight and a is capable to operate via Wi-Fi with any smartphone, tablet or laptop. Complies with SOLAS regulation, IMO 1039 and 1040 Circulars. >>

BEACON Tester Mini w/ Wi-Fi

BEACON Tester Mini w/ W-Fi is the newest elaborated device appointed to check the maritime distress beacons (EPIRBs, PLBs) operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system. The outstanding features of device are a really light weight and a possibility to operate via Wi-Fi connection with any smart phone, tablet, PC or laptop.

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7M

Marine Radio Test Set MRTS-7M is designed to carry out the mandatory periodical or annual surveys of all rage of GMDSS equipment: AIS Stations, EPIRBs, MF/HF/VHF Radios with DSC and NAVTEX receivers. Finally, it's all-in-one now. >>

VHF Radio testing by MRTS-7M

Test of Samyung VHF Station by means of GMDSS Tester MRTS-7M.

EPIRB Testing by MRTS-7M

Testing Cospas-Sarsat 406MHz EPIRBs during annual survey

SART Tester

The SART Tester provides precise, complete verification of the operation of any Search and Rescue Transponder in accordance with the requirements of IMO Resolution A.802(19). It is professional and user-friendly device for radio surveyors, inspectors, classification societies and administrative authorities. >>

SART Tester description

The SART Tester is designed to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of any Radar-SART in accordance with the requirements of SOLAS - 74/88 and other local classification authorities.

SART Testing procedure

The SART Tester allows ensuring the SART meets the appropriate performance requirements. The SART Tester is portable and easy in use. It is far more effective and reliable than the primitive self-test function offered by any SART.

SART Tester connection to PC

Thus the RADAR-SART Tester can be easily connected to any PC or laptop. The connection is carried out by means of special cable included in standard delivery set and special software available on our website.

SART Tester user guide

The SART Tester is designed to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of any Radar-SART in accordance with the requirements of SOLAS - 74/88 and other local classification authorities.

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of GMDSS-radios in accordance with the requirements under IMO A.948(23) resolution. >>

Marine Navtex testing by GMDSS Tester MRTS-7

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of the NAVTEX equipment. More info gmdsstesters.com

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7 connection to PC

The GMDSS Tester MRTS-7 can be easily connected to any PC or laptop to download all data and prepare test reports.

VHF DSC Radio testing by GMDSS Tester MRTS-7

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of the following equipment: * MF/HF radiotelephone equipment; * MF/HF DSC controllers; * MF/HF receivers with the DSC; * VHF receiver-transmitters; * VHF receiver-transmitters with DSC: * VHF duplex radiotelephony equipment;

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7 description part 1

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of the following equipment: * MF/HF radiotelephone equipment; * MF/HF DSC controllers; * MF/HF receivers with the DSC; * VHF receiver-transmitters; * VHF receiver-transmitters with DSC: * VHF duplex radiotelephony equipment; * NAVTEX equipment;in accordance with the requirements under IMO A.948(23) resolution and other local classification authorities.

GMDSS Tester MRTS-7 connection to PC part 2

The MF/HF/VHF/DSC/NAVTEX Marine Radio Test System MRTS-7 is intended to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of the following equipment: * MF/HF radiotelephone equipment; * MF/HF DSC controllers; * MF/HF receivers with the DSC; * VHF receiver-transmitters;
GMDSS Testers All in One

GMDSS Tester at SMM 2018 presenting new All-in-One Tester

The International Maritime trade fair SMM that took place in September 2018 in the city of Hamburg, Germany, became the great event not only for the maritime industry on the whole but for the Aeromarine SRT Company in particular. We got an opportunity to present our new product, namely All-In-One GMDSS Tester MRTS-7M.

GMDSS Testers at SMM 2018

We were pleased that our equipment was highly appreciated by professional maritime surveyors. We tried to create a device that would make an inspector’s work as comfortable as possible. This tester is not only small and light but also it is equipped with intuitive interface and user-friendly software.

The engineers of the Aeromarine SRT supplied our testers with automatic mode for testing, previewed the modern software compatible to all the versions of Windows, iOS and Linux. It allows automatic generation of IMO-like reports for all the range of tested equipment. Thus it can relieve the paper work significantly.

Overview of GMDSS Test equipment available on the market

Nowadays there is a lot of test equipment designed for marine radio surveyors. The manufacturers from different pieces of the world eager to produce solutions to make a surveyor’s job more efficient and easy.

Some of them made as multifunctional solution, which provides possibility to test different equipment by one device. Others went other way round, offering surveyor companies to choose devices “a la carte”.

We have gathered the information about all these tools and offer it for your attention by groups.

Video of EPIRB checking by ARG Tester and EPIRB Tester Mini

This video illustrates the procedure of inspection of an emergency positioning indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) operating via COSPAS-SARSAT system by means of two different Testers : ARG Tester manufactured by Sartech and BEACON Tester Mini (or simply BT Mini) manufactured by Musson Marine. We suppose it would be interesting from the point of comparing different approaches to the procedure of testing offered by different manufacturers. 

The task is to measure the frequency, power level and decode Cospas-Sarsat message content. All procedure should be carried out in accordance with IMO Circular 1040.