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KVH Azimuth 1000 Compass

Item #: KVH01-0148-B-Built in






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The award-winning digital compass for powerboats

The KVH Azimuth 1000 combines a digital fluxgate compass and an LCD display into one compact, watertight unit. Ideal for all types of powerboats, the KVH Azimuth 1000?s large, heads-up display provides easy-to-read heading, compass rose, and off-course steering information. And with its standard NMEA 0183 output, you can send its precise heading data to other onboard equipment. No matter how fast your speed or how rough the seas, KVH Azimuth 1000 keeps you steady on course!


  • Self-contained for easy installation and designed to military quality standards
  • Automatic compensation ensures the highest degree of accuracy (?0.5?)
  • Backlit LCD display with rotating compass rose and large numerals offers clear viewing during both day and night; available in black or white housing
  • Interfaces with other NMEA 0183-compatible equipment, including radar, autopilots, plotters, and PC software
  • Simple push-button selection of off-course mode and any of 10 damping levels

Technical Specifications

  • Accuracy ?0.5? after Auto-compensation
  • Current Consumption 63 mA (light off)/125 mA (max. light)
  • Deviation Correction Automatic Compensation
  • Base Dimensions 6-1/4 inch diameter (15.9 cm)
  • Gimbal Range ?25?
  • Height 2-3/4 inch (7 cm)
  • Field Strength Sensitivity 6.5 - 65? Tesla
  • Weight 12 ounces (340 g)
  • Damping Levels Selectable Range 0-9 (ten levels)
  • Cable Length 10 feet (3 m)
  • Sensor Cable Length 15 feet (4.5 m) (1000R only)
  • Operating Temperature 32?F to 158?F (0?C to 70?C)
  • Storage Temperature -4?F to 175?F (-20?C to 80?C)
  • Standard Output NMEA 0183 (10 Hz data rate)
  • Voltage 12V DC Nominal

*Accuracy based on mounting the Azimuth 1000 18" or more from magnetic interference. For boats unable to achieve this installation requirement, KVH offers the Azimuth 1000R. The remote sensor allows the display to remain on the dash while the sensor is mounted in a magnetically clean location.

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