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Software Defined Radio using a cheap USB stick

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Marine vessel locatons see:

Wondering how they track these vessels, it is done via AIS receivers located around the coast.  Vessels carry a AIS transmitter connected to a GPS and regularly transmit their locaton.

If you would like to try to build a little AIS receiver and you are located around the coast, read on.

SDR AIS Decoding using a cheap USB DVB-T Stick

Hi all, here is a little project for the tech savvy Venturer, Rover or Leader.  This project will be of particular interest if you live near the coast. You can use a DVB-T STICK to build a low cost AIS Receiver. Full credit and thanks goes to the team from …  For more detail see:

If you have not played with the AIS display provided by this may be something new for your JOTA / JOTI station.

During the warmer months I run a smart phone app that puts me on the map when on my little boat..  You may even spot our real yacht SwingShift around the bays or lakes. Enjoy! – Philip VK3JNI