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[aprssig] Cruise Ships, APRS.FI, and AIS

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Thu Jan 15 22:41:57 UTC 2009

Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Earl Needham wrote:
>>    Now -- I would like to track the Ruby Princess via APRS -- our
>> oldest son is "working" on that ship, playing trombone!  But I can't
>> figure out how to get www.aprs.fi to show me the Ruby Princess, it just
>> seems to default to the Helsinki area, and I haven't figured out a data
>> feed to UI-View yet, either.
>    A wildcard lookup for all targets starting with "ruby" does not find 
> Ruby Princess:
>    http://aprs.fi/?call=ruby*
>    A Google search for "ruby princess mmsi" returns a MarineTraffic page, 
> which says "MMSI: 310567000", but the page is not longer available at 
> MarineTraffic. It seems like the ship has not been anywhere near our AIS 
> receivers for quite a while. An aprs.fi lookup for 310567000 doesn't 
> return anythong either.
    The Ruby Princess is now showing up on marinetraffic.org, but still 
not on aprs.fi -- not sure what to think now.

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KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

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