Originally Posted by smac999
there used to be a AIS computer app that would take sound input via mic plug on PC..
so you could plug the headphone jack of radio to mic on PC. run program to decode on PC
but this was 10 years ago when AIS was new and expensive. now it's $200 so why waste your time...
I already have a ais on my chartplotter
. I still wanna know if its feasible. I dont see it as a waste of time regardless.
A laptop, a usb gps
and a handheld vhf
would make for quite a handy and portable navigation
I remember reading about the ais software
this using a long antenna, it would be more practical with a handheld.
I already have a functioning usb gps
with opencpn, then the trick would be to bring both feed together (as ais requires gps) and voila I guess
I will try and let you know