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[aprssig] AIS on aprs.fi

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Fri Jun 13 19:12:55 UTC 2008


Apparently, AIS has been part of aprs.fi since late
last year.  I just saw this data showing up today.  I
thought it was somthing new.  

Sorry if this is old news to everyone.

Jason KE4NYV


--- Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed the addition of AIS
> (Automatic
> Identification System) data on aprs.fi?  For those
> who
> don't know what AIS is, it's a 9600 baud tracking
> system for tracking commercial ships.  The protocol
> is
> patented, but can be decoded using ShipPlotter
> (http://www.coaa.co.uk/shipplotter.htm)
> 
> Looks like they aprs.fi is looking for more costal
> stations to feed the AIS data to the server.  Pretty
> neat.
> 
> 
> Jason KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> 
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