W880 - HF RADIO BUOY
W880 is a radio beacon active in the HF band to signal fishing systems lost or abandoned in the sea, e.g. longline or sealine fishing systems.By sending out a message at (programmable) time intervals,it is possible to determine, via a special on-board W830 reception system, the position of longlines, any unexpected drifting due to line breaking and estimated time of arrival.
Information is transmitted in an encrypted format and can only be decrypted by the radio beacon owner, and transmission times are also suitably optimised to prevent illegal interception. The high-capacity battery pack and consumption optimisation
efforts ensure a prolonged working time – with the W880 radio beacon able to operate for up to 10 days (according to message transmission time intervals).
Any information received from theW880 radio beacon is available through the W830 reception system which, with the support of navigation maps, provides a general overview of the longlines.