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March 31, 2009

More Fun with AIS

Now that our AIS Class-B transponder is fired up, I’m seeing VALIS show up on more ship-monitoring sites. The University of the Agean has a very nice website that aggregates AIS feeds from all over the world, keeps track history, and shows vessel data: They also provide a Google Earth “KMZ” file that lets […]

March 30, 2009

See VALIS via AIS!

Greetings! As you may know, I am working on the nav-electronics aboard VALIS. Previously we had an AIS receive-only unit, but I have now installed a full Class-B transponder, which means that other vessels with AIS receivers can see us too. Yesterday I finished wiring the unit and decided to leave it running. You can […]