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Old 15-03-2012, 19:36   #16
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I have used POLARVIEW NS with an AIS receiver. I have written a lengthy article describing the set up and results. You may find that my article explains more about the process for you:

continuousWave: Whaler: Reference: AIS Ship Spotter

I use an em-trak R100 AIS receiver. I have also set up a shore station to receive AIS using a specialized antenna. I describe the antenna in another article:

continuousWave: Whaler: Reference: AIS Antenna

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:02   #17
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Originally Posted by casual View Post
Thank You Goudurix.I,followed your link and spent some time looking at there products in addition to the AIS antenna receiver they have a 5 in chartplotter ais combo,for 700.00 bucks.Might be what I,want,In the meantime just to get me home I,wonder if you rig there AIS active antenna to my OLD Garmin 172c chartplotter now on the boat,any idea,Too many things to think about at once time for a DRINK.

Your Garmin 172C will not display AIS data; it has two NMEA data inputs but they both only work at 4800 baud. AIS NMEA sentences are sent at 38400 baud.


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