Originally Posted by bdbcat
Here is what I think is going on.
A professional AIS transponder sends data out its "ECDIS" port.
This data would be 38KBaud, and contain AIVDM sentences for detected AIS traffic, and AIVDO sentences for ownship position and speed. It probably does not contain $GPRMC messages, or any other standard NMEA positioning messages.
version does not decode AIVDO sentences. This is planned for the 2.2 release.
Please stay tuned
Now that makes sense, this is one of the newest AIS systems. and I get a strong data feed when I use the "shared AIS" or comm port 1 (which is my serial
No big deal, I have a Nobletec program on my laptop
, and the boat uses Rose point on the laptop
by the gyro. Just wanted to have another backup progam if I get moved to a boat without AIS/Laptop system already installed.
Thank you everyone for the inputs.
It has been mentioned before, but thought I would restate something from the commerical side; If you ever worry about a commerical vessel "seeing" you, I can tell you AIS transmitter is a big plus. Many of times a small pleasure vessel has shown up on AIS long before I can visual them, or get a radar
Thanks again for the inputs.