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Re: AIS / Marine Traffic

Originally Posted by SteveInMD View Post
My system was professionally installed; I hope it's not an installation problem.
*bites tongue* *hard*

Originally Posted by SteveInMD View Post
There is a boat called Bernadette that has her AIS on 24/7 in Chesapeake Harbour. I don't see her on either website. Perhaps it is just a dead spot.
Possible. I'm surprised those town houses block anything. They are pretty lightly constructed.

Originally Posted by SteveInMD View Post
I plan to go for a sail on Sunday. I guess I'll just have to try calling a few AIS targets and ask if they can see me.
You can also look at (10-15 minute delay) or (2 or 3 minute delay) on a smartphone.

Originally Posted by SteveInMD View Post
How would I go about listening to my transmission? How would I be able to tell it's my data?
You can't tell for sure. If you hear sqaucking on 87B or 88B try pulling the antenna connector off your radio (don't transmit) and see if you still hear it, although you may still hear Bernadette.

Note that lets you look at data up to a week old, so even if you don't talk to anyone you can get a pretty good idea of whether you are transmitting or not.

You aren't in silent mode are you? Within 5 minutes of power-on the indicator should be green. If it is blue you are in silent mode.

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