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

Mark Fellhauer sparkfel at qwest.net
Fri Jan 16 04:54:20 UTC 2009



It appears the software cuts off ships more than 24 NM from the receiver, 
but I could br wrong about that.


I do see the Ruby Princess with the Google Earth tracker I mentioned.

Mark
KC7BXS




At 02:41 PM 1/15/2009, Earl Needham wrote:
>Heikki Hannikainen 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.
>
>     7 3
>     Earl
>
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