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FAQ: easyTRX3

The easyTRX3 has a non removeable integrated SD card.

All received AIS targets and the own position is saved.

By USB you can read-out the SD card.

To do that, please first connect the unit with the programming tool and activate that mode.

Please note that within that time, there is no recording of AIS targets and own position.

For more details please have a look into the manual or follow the instructions within the programming tool.

Storage:

We are using a 4 or 8 GB micro SD card.

With an AIS traffic of e.g. 20% you can safe up to 2 or 4 months.

Rule of thumb: 2GB per month on an AIS traffic with 20%

Exact calculation:

On an AIS traffic with 20%: 20% x 75 slots/sec = 15 Messages per sec.

Each message has 50 characters -> 15 x 50 = 750 characters.

In additon the RMC (own position) is saved which has 66 characters -> 750 + 66 = 816 characters per second

One month has 2.592.000 seconds -> 2.592.000 x 816 characters = 2.115.072.000 -> 2GB

 

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Following instruction is only valid for our easyTRX3 units and its derivate!

  1. Please connect by USB to your easyTRX3
  2. Prese “Info/Update on the bottom left corner
  3. Press “Factory Reset”
  4. Press “Get Key” and you´ll get 16 digits and letters
  5. Mark the whole Key-Field numbers/letters
  6. rightclick with your mouse and press “copy”
  7. Copy exactly that 16 digits/letters within an mail
  8. Send that mail with an information to reset the unit to:
    1. support@weatherdock.de or
    2. Give us a call under: +49 (0)911 376638-57.
  9. After you received the PIN back from us please insert that four digits/numbers inside the right field
    • Above picture shows an example only and is not valid for your unit. To finally do the reset, press “Execute Reset”
    • The saved data on your internal storage of the easyTRX3 will not be deleted by that Factory-Reset.
  10. After doing the reset, the tool will be closed automatically
  11. Start the Programming-Tool again if you want to insert new ship datas.

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Yes and no,

if you connect the easyTRX3 only by USB, only the microcontroller is active!

That`s fine for programming your shipdata already at home.

There is an easy reason for that:
The max. current from your USB socket is approx. 500mA.
But if the easyTRX3 should transmitt, we need for 26ms a current of 2A.
Thats absolutely too much for USB.

If you are connected by USB only, following parts are inactive:
-WiFi deactivated, if available
-GPS receiver and internal antenna deactivated
-AIS transmitter and receiver deaktivated
-NMEA2000 deactivated

If you are connected by USB only you´ll see following LEDs:
Power
RX only
Error

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Please connect the USB cable to your PC or Laptop directly to a free USB slot.
Using an external USB-Hub, we recommend to use one with an own external power supply.

After connected well, you should see an COM-Port within the Programming-Tool.
Try the highest number first. If its not the right, just select another and press “Connect”.
You´ll be forwarded to the next page automatically.

If you don´t see any COM-Port please try to use another USB-Slot directly on your PC/Laptop.

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You´ll find it here:
https://www.easyais.com/en/downloads/software-for-trx3/

Also you could search it under:
Information>Download>Software & Drivers>easyTRX3

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