I have a few questions regarding my AIS
system. I built a custom system (copied from another guyís idea) on my IB30 using a Quarck Box with wifi
and a Geomex active splitter. I have noticed that the range at which I pick up AIS
signals can vary greatly, with no rhyme or reason. At times ships pop up miles away beyond all sorts of terrain, other times I wonít get a ping from a cargo ship until itís a mile away. My VHF antenna
is pretty old so Iím wondering if that is part of the problem, or is it something more fundamental? The equipment
all seems to be working. Iím using Navionics
to pick up the AIS overlays. Thanks!