Futronic MKII is the preferred all-in-one test instrument for radio inspectors performing mandatory, periodical surveys of ship-borne communications equipment, radio beacons, AIS and Search and Rescue transponders.
Futronic MKII enables you to test VHF/MF/HF DSC radios, Cospas-Sarsat EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons, NAVTEX receivers, AIS class A and B tr.ansponders, AIS AtoN transponders, AIS-SARTs, Man Over Board devices and 9 GHz Radar SARTs as laid down in SOLAS convention 74/88 and specified in IMO resolution A.948 and circulars 1040 and 1252.
Test results are presented on the display and stored in the memory accordingly with the facility of transferring them to a PC.
The free MKII PC Software available from this website enables you to select and transfer test results to your PC, compose custom-made DSC and AIS messages, generate complete EPIRB test reports, personalize test box settings and to upgrade the test box with new features.
Optionally, the test box can be delivered with a watertight and crush proof carrying case specially configured to hold the tester and accessories secure.
- Watertight and crushproof case to hold the test box and accessories safe and secure.
- RF amplifier to enhance NAVTEX and MF/HF radio tests under difficult environmental conditions.
- Pilot plug cable to test the connection of the pilot plug on the ships bridge.
- Set of attenuators for use with AIS and EPIRB tests.
A radio survey is a set of test procedures carried out by a qualified radio inspector in order to verify and confirm that the communication, navigational and safety equipment on board the vessel is fully operational.
Radio surveys should be carried out using test equipment capable of performing all the relevant measurements required by the guidelines laid down in SOLAS Chapter IV and specified in IMO Resolutions A.997 and A.948.