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Fun with AIS
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Category: Bosunīs Log

June 25th, 2007
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......
Decoding AIS Data
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July 20th, 2007
For the last month or so I have been scouring the Internet trying to figure out how to decode the encoded data that comprises the AIS messages in NMEA format - I finally figured out how to do it......
More on AIS
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AIS Receiver

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August 19th, 2008
Over the weekend I finally got my Java based AIS decoder software working and have started to post technical details on my AIS information pages for the benefit of others looking to accomplish similar tasks....

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