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September 29, 2006

AIS and Google Earth

Lately I’ve been working with AIS (Automatic Identification System) tools and hardware for VALIS. AIS is a system used to track ships using VHF transmitters and receivers. Ships broadcast their position, speed, course, etc, and we can receive these signals, allowing us to anticipate close encounters and make necessary course changes. AIS is a breakthrough […]

September 17, 2006

Website Updated

I have added still more Pacific Cup / return voyage stuff to the VALIS website. In addition to the photos, there are now videos and commentary. -Paul