QK-A026-plus NMEA 2000 AIS Receiver with NMEA Multiplexer + N2K Converter + WiFi + GPS


The new A026+ is an incredibly versatile device with outstanding build quality. With countless functions working seamlessly this multifaceted AIS receiver is a must have for those looking for an easy and reliable WiFi enabled solution to complex marine networks.

  • AIS and GPS receiving capabilities
  • Up to 45 nautical miles receiving range
  • NMEA 2000 connection
  • 1 x 0183 INPUT 1 x 0183 OUTPUT 1 x SeaTalk Input
  • WiFi capable
  • USB enabled
  • A fully integrated bi-directional data converter to allow your devices to communicate together with no delay/data lag.


The A026+ NMEA 2000 AIS Receiver  is used by many commercial and retail sectors alike, including sports, leisure, fishing and vessel monitoring markets. This level of adaptability is due to not only the A026+’s solid metal enclosure and heavy duty S0239 connector but also because of its WiFi capabilities and its ease of use. The A026+ requires little to no configuration in most cases and can transmit all of your data to any WiFi enabled Android, iOS, Windows or Mac device allowing you to use navigational applications on the go.

This dynamic nature of the A026+ is what currently makes it one of the best smart solutions available on the marine market. The below chart highlights the significant functional differences between the entry-level devices and commercial grade A027+ and A026+:


Technical Specifications & Features


  • Two independent receivers monitoring AIS channels simultaneously
  • Sensitivity up to -112 dBm@30% PER (up to 450% more sensitive than the A026)
  • Up to 45 nautical miles receiving range
  • SeaTalk1 to NMEA 0183 protocol converter
  • NMEA 0183 message output through WiFi, USB and NMEA 0183
  • Built-in GPS to provide positional data
  • Multiplexing NMEA input with AIS+GPS sentences, and outputs as a seamless stream of data
  • Convert the combined NMEA 0183 data into NMEA 2000 PGNs
  • The internal WiFi access point connects up to 4 devices simultaneously
  • Plug & Play connectivity with chart plotters and PCs
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Please note, initial configuration may only be performed using a Windows operating system.


QK-A026+ has the following connections/indicators:

  • AIS antenna connector.  Heavy duty SO239 VHF type connector for external antenna. An active VHF antenna splitter(e.g. QK-A015-RX ) is required if one VHF antenna is shared by QK-A026-plus and VHF voice radio.
  • GPS connector.A TNC female bulkhead connector is for external GPS antenna. An integrated GPS module supplies positional data provided a GPS antenna is connected.
  • WiFi connector. A SMA connecotor. Connectivity in both Ad-hoc and Station Modes on 802.11 b/g/n provides WiFi output of all messages. WiFi can also be disabled by setup into standby mode.
  • USB connector. A type-B USB connector supplies power to the unit and also outputs the NMEA messages. It can also be used for adjusting parameters using the GUI Configuration software or upgrading the firmware.
  • NMEA 0183 output connectors. A026+ can be connected to other AIS compatible equipment, like wind/depth or heading sensors, via the NMEA inputs. The NMEA 0183 messages from these devices can be multiplexed with AIS+GPS messages and then sent out through the NMEA 0183 output, WiFi, USB and NMEA 2000 backbone to a chart plotter or other on-board device.
  • NMEA 2000. The A026+ is pre-fitted with a five-core screened cable for the NMEA 2000 connection, fitted with a male micro-fit connector. Simply connect the cable to the network backbone using a T-piece connector. An NMEA 2000 backbone always requires two termination resistors, one at each end.

If in doubt contact us for advice.

What’s included?

  • 1 x QK-A026+
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x 1m NMEA 2000 drop cable
  • 1 x Setup Guidebook
  • 1 x WiFi antenna