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 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.

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\"

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 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

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.

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. This device is really lightweight and is capable to operate via Wi-Fi with any smartphone, tablet or laptop. Its operation 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

GMDSS Multi Tester MRTS-7M is the first hand-held Multi Tester enabling the testing of all GMDSS equipment: AIS Stations, EPIRBs, VHF and MF/HF Radios with DSC, AIS-SART and NAVTEX. The cutting-edge software is compatible with all operation systems. Automatic generation of test reports for all the range of tested equipment. And all reports are in IMO-required format. Less paper work, more surveys! >>

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

AIS Testing by MRTS-7M

Testing AIS Class A station in volume of IMO annual test

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;

9GHz SART Tester

The SART Tester is designed to provide accurate, independent validation of the operation of any Radar-SART in accordance with the requirements of IMO Resolution A.802(19) and SOLAS - 74/88. Measure signal level and duration, count the number of sweeps and calculate the Distance from SART across radial line on the radar screen, verifies the signal in frequency range of 9140…9560 MHz. >>

9GHz SART Testing

9GHz SART Testing procedure tested by STU-1
GMDSS Testers All in One

Get ready to upcoming IMO requirements for EPIRBs

Emergency positioning beacons are one of the most important equipment on board. In case something goes wrong, one of them is of great importance in helping you and your team save your lives, especially if and when all other rescue tools have failed. Thanks to these beacons, countless lives have been saved in grave situations, such as sinking, collision and accident. Nowadays, when technology and features have improved and prices went down, in fact, nothing prevents from having such a device on board.

EPIRB AIS Operation

What new rules are about?

In June 2019 the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee enlarged the SOLAS requirements for the EPIRBs. The new rules will come into force on July 1, 2022 and since then, every EPIRB installed on a ship must have the internal AIS frequency along with the 406 MHz channel and the GNSS transmitter. New requirements are set in IMO’s MSC 101/24/Annex 24 2.3.16.  Thus, each EPIRB installed on or after 1st July 2022 has to comply with it.  (But if an EPIRB is installed on a ship before this date it may not correspond to the new rules)  And the requirements for the AIS locating signal from a beacon should be in accordance with the Recommendation ITU-R M.1371 (technical characteristics for an automatic identification system using time division multiple access in the VHF maritime mobile frequency band).

Posidonia Exhibition 2020

Dear Friends, 

Posidonia Exhibition 2020 is re-scheduled for October and our participation as exhibitors keeps in force; the place is the same – the Athens Metropolitan Expo. We fully support such preventive measures and believe that they will help to stabilize the situation.

Meantime we are using our time wisely even staying remote. Our team keeps on developing new ideas to gladden the customers with qualitative products and easy solutions.

GMDSS Tester at Posidonia 2020

Please note, that as before, we provide full online assistance upon all the questions, accept the units for service maintenance and make the full sales cycle. Do not hesitate to contact us, we stay online!

Aeromarine SRT Team wishes you and your families to stay healthy and be safe. 

Video manual for GMDSS Testers Software

The video shows how to use Multi GMDSS Software to manage test results of GMDSS Testers.

From this video you'll learn how to:

  • download the software
  • install it on Windows or MAC OS
  • sign UP and login
  • download test results from a GMDSS tester
  • generate and print the test report
  • use Cloud Storage or Offline mode