Haven't got AIS?

Haven't got AIS?

Postby Phillip » Wed May 06, 2009 12:30 am

Good morning All,

Haven't got AIS? Then try this site.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/defaul ... y=-33.8811

copy and paste to go there!

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Re: Haven't got AIS?

Postby Shaun » Wed May 13, 2009 8:36 pm

Thats a fascinating site, Phil !

I wonder how it works, :? if AIS is VHF a based system, that 'marinetraffic' site must have access to all the VHF repeaters
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Re: Haven't got AIS?

Postby Phillip » Wed May 13, 2009 11:15 pm

Evening Shaun,

If you notice, when you open the pop-up box for each vessel, there is a small notation that refers to a number like VK2 THK (which is actually my ham call sign) and this is the call sign of the ham operator who is monitoring AIS and posting the results on-line. There are blank spots, as it is necessary to have a few ham operators scattered along the coast to get full VHF coverage of Australia. We are lucky that most of the eastern seaboard is covered except for northern Queensland.

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PS Shaun, The bar was terrible just on dusk with 2m waves across the full width! Not a day to be outside :mrgreen: !
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