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Old 11-09-2016, 15:37   #16
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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

Tore, are you able to have a look somewhere very busy and see if many class B signals are getting through via satellite? Seems like they do OK in the quiet part of the world. Prehaps not so well in busy areas?

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Old 17-09-2016, 09:59   #17
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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

Here´s further proof that Marine Traffic´s AIS-SAT tracking works fine on
´B´class AIS transponders even far off-shore or mid-ocean.

At a low subscription cost of $ 16.- p.m. it is a well worth investment to keep
family and friends informed of your position at all times.


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Old 17-09-2016, 10:35   #18
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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

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Here´s further proof that Marine Traffic´s AIS-SAT tracking works fine on
´B´class AIS transponders even far off-shore or mid-ocean.

At a low subscription cost of $ 16.- p.m. it is a well worth investment to keep
family and friends informed of your position at all times.


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Isn't a Spot cheaper and more fit for the application of "keep
family and friends informed of your position at all times"
??

Spot = $10/month to as many people as you want
MarineTraffic = $16/month per receipient

I would guess Spot is more reliable, MarineTraffic even states there are issues with Class B and satellite.
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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

DotDun...

Yes, SPOT is a very cheap solution coupled with Spotwalla. I HAVE a SPOT and used it for many purposes.

I have also used Spotwalla to trace vessels with inReach sat phones,which are also a good if somewhat more expensive method.

My suggestion was mainly aimed at people with AIS transponders,which also enables them to be seen by other ships. To be able to follow them across the oceans for just $16.- per month is pretty good I think. You can stop the subscription ANY time.

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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

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Here´s further proof that Marine Traffic´s AIS-SAT tracking works fine on
´B´class AIS transponders even far off-shore or mid-ocean.

At a low subscription cost of $ 16.- p.m. it is a well worth investment to keep
family and friends informed of your position at all times.


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At times it works, at times it does not.

Some B units give a better footprint, others do not.

Many variables.

And btw Marine Traffic is not who does the job. All heavy lifting is done by one or two companies that run the satellites. Unless there was some ownership change that I am not aware of.

If I were to buy the service, I would buy at source, not from an intermediary.

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DotDun...

Yes, SPOT is a very cheap solution coupled with Spotwalla. I HAVE a SPOT and used it for many purposes.

I have also used Spotwalla to trace vessels with inReach sat phones,which are also a good if somewhat more expensive method.

My suggestion was mainly aimed at people with AIS transponders,which also enables them to be seen by other ships. To be able to follow them across the oceans for just $16.- per month is pretty good I think. You can stop the subscription ANY time.

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How is $16/month for less reliable service 'pretty good' when Spot is $10/month for unlimited viewers

Do you work for MarineTraffic??
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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

Barnakiel..

I think most sailboats with an ´A´class AIS transceiver,who have the right kind of antennae,compensating for heeling,will in most cases be tracked by the satellites,
certainly sufficient to give you a good track.

As for buying direct from the satellite company,show me ONE who offers a 1 ship track by AIS-SAT,every 20 min. at $ 16.- per month, and I´ll change my provider TODAY!

Nothing´s PERFECT, but this is as close as you get without extra equipment and BIG bucks...

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Re: Marine Traffic 1 vessel AIS Satellite tracking

DotDun..

I am only here to share with my fellow cruisers what I have discovered.
To my knowledge I have never seen a similar AIS-SAT offer here.

Whether to use the AIS-SAT service from MT or a SPOT dongle is at the discretion of the user.

As for your last question,no, I wish I was.


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