wooden boats   wooden boats

Enter what you want to search for, to search for an "exact phrase" by enclosing it in quotes. You may search for a combination of words and phrases


Learn more about our "How to Tie Knots" DVD/CD
July 20th 2024 - 02:49
June 25th, 2007
June 25th, 2007

Fun with AIS

One of the cool things we learned About at the World Maritime Rescue Congress was AIS - we already knew what it was, but never really played with it. Yesterday (my Birthday) I got an AIS receiver system working at home via a small hack into my HAM radio - with huge possibilities for the future...

Basically I had to solder a single wire into the īDiscriminator Outputī of the Radio Receiver = stick wire to small pin of microchip (laymanīs terms) This give me a special audio output and using a piece of software called ShipPlotter I can decode the digital AIS signals from ships in our area and plot them on a map.

The cool bit is that I can send this data to another server (of my choosing) and thereby do other "stuff" with it... namely something on the TrackNav system!

There are huge possibilities here for application to the SMS - including some automatic tracking of SAR vessels and recoding their track during incidents and training runs. I have a lot more playing to do first - and I donīt think too many (if any) if the CCGA vessels actually have AIS transponders yet - but they are not too expensive and Iīm going to try and arrange some kind of trial system. There is potential for using this same system for tracking the SALTS vessels in the summer as well.

In other news Wyatt and Kellei are both mending well - Our return home was marked by joint convalescing time for the pair as Wyatt recovers from a pair of herniated disks and Kellei recovers from shoulder surgery (something she has been waiting for since two years ago - a workplace injury) Iīm doing my best to keep them both happy and catch up on work - it sounds hectic, but weīre used to that and weīre all still smiling!

local vessel traffic
local vessel traffic
Share this:
No Comments
You must login or register to post comments Login/Signup
RSS feed Feed Description
Subscribe to the complete The Bosunīs Mate News RSS news feedAll News RSS feed Complete RSS feed
Subscribe to the The Bosunīs Mate News RSS news feed for this category onlyBosunīs Log RSS feed for: Bosunīs Log
A Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed is an xml data file that provides a summary of the information contained here. It is not designed to be viewed in your browser, but instead by rss reader software. If you do not know what this means - you can safely ignore it, as it is provided for advanced users with rss reader software only.

wooden boats
Copyright © 1987-2024 The Bosun's Mate