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Old 06-12-2011, 07:08   #1
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My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

Just kidding, I don't know that one exists but I am wondering how long it will be before there is a handheld AIS. It's using VHF, so why not. It would obviously have to have a little screen. Anyway, I would think it will come eventually.
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver WOW

Got me, I zoomed right in on this one!
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver WOW

Your smartphone will do AIS for about 5 bucks. Try Ship Finder.
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver WOW

Marine Traffic, an Android app, seems pretty good. And free:

MarineTraffic.com | AppBrain Android Market
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

iNavX for iPhone/iPad will display AIS targets on NOAA (and other) marine charts. Just need an internet connection (WiFi or Cell). Uses the free Siitech AIS service.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:45   #6
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

I think this:

iMux - The Brookhouse NMEA 0183 Wifi multiplexer

does exactly what you want.

An iPad is hardly a hand-held though.

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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

Brookhouse iMux lets one interface their iPhone OR iPad to their boats onboard instrumentation (including an AIS receiver).
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

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Brookhouse iMux lets one interface their iPhone OR iPad to their boats onboard instrumentation (including an AIS receiver).
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How come Brookhouse website mentiones only iPad?

iMux - The Brookhouse NMEA 0183 Wifi multiplexer

Or is it phising?

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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

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Or is it phising?
What does that mean?

I can say with 100% certainty that the Brookhouse iMux works with any Apple iDevice. I use it with iPad/iPhone/iPod touch without any issues. I will ask Brookhouse to update their site to indicate iPhone compatibility in addition to iPad.
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

The information from AIS web sites is not for navigational use. It is not real time and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

One last try. My Internet connection very bad. Tried to post like 3 times:

Weird Brookhouse did not mention iPhone. Hence I thought I found a fake website, not the real thing.

Good if they add the info asap - it is a great solution.

Hence the OP's oryginal query got answered YES.

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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

Brookhouse is a very well respected company that has been producing multiplexers for many years. I see they updated the site to indicate all iDevice compatibility. Doubt someone would make a fake website for such a niche product.
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AIS works with Navonics charts in iNavx?

If so how do you enable it?
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Re: My New Handheld AIS Receiver . . . WOW !

Who needs a handheld? I've got AIS built into my skull. It's called eyes and ears.
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Who needs a handheld? I've got AIS built into my skull. It's called eyes and ears.
Wow your skull knows the call sign and mmsi too wow
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