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Re: AIS / Marine Traffic

Originally Posted by SteveInMD View Post
Marine Traffic did pick me up once while going under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, so I think I'm transmitting. My slip is in Chesapeake Harbour near Annapolis. Perhaps the base station listed on the proAIS2 target list was not a Marine Traffic base station, but aren't there any others near Annapolis? At what sort of range should I be visible with my Raymarine AIS650? I would think I would be showing up much more often.
Hmm. MarineTraffic is showing lots of boats on Back Creek and in Selby Bay. Chesapeake Harbour should show up.

I went back a week on but didn't see you there either.

AIS is on VHF channels 87B and 88B. Have you tried listening for your own transmission?

If those simple things don't work you'll have to start looking at your installation. I live in Eastport off Harness Creek. Let me know if I can help.
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