Originally Posted by Cotemar
I paid $15 for Marinetraffic.com AIS satellite service
for 30 days, but that was money
out the window as they are showing NOTHING at all.
.com seems to track better and its FREE
Yes. Delorme Inreach is a paid service
, but worth every penny if you want to see your trip
As far as I remember, Marine
Traffic is not a sat AIS
tracking company. They only own the web interface that visualises some AIS data from public (and now possibly sat based) sources.
To get sat tracked AIS, you talk to the companies that do this. They will show you how to set up your unit and tell you what the limitations are. They also provide you with direct access to the sat harvested data.
in between. They charge you up and take no responsibility.
As said before, let's not discuss DeLorme vs. sat AIS as these are oranges and apples. DeLorme (now I think Garmin) is a nice device as are the Yellowbrick and, to a lesser extent, the Spot. But all these are a different group of devices.
If at all talking DeLorme vs. sat AIS then the question is should one have both onboard. It is not either-or. Same like AIS and radar
are not either or.