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Android AIS App


Android AIS App

by tomj » Mon May 11, 2015 4:17 pm

I know there are lots of Android AIS apps out there, but has anyone had GREAT success with a particular app?? Also, I've seen a few apps that transmit your own boat ais info, as well as receive AIS from other vessels (including CPA info, Vessel Name, etc.). Do these work independently of the 'internet' or cell phone coverage?? (i.e. offshore between eastern Florida coast and the Abacos- our primary cruising area.) Any suggestions appreciated.

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Re: Android AIS App

by paulmelliott » Fri May 22, 2015 12:07 pm

The Android apps (and all phone apps) use the internet to receive AIS data, so they will not work beyond the range of WiFi or cell network. The apps that send your AIS-type data are also using the internet and your position will only show up on compatible apps. Other boats with "classic" AIS will not see your data.

If you are heading offshore and want AIS you will need an actual AIS receiver or transponder.
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Re: Android AIS App

by annamarsh1 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:28 am

AIS radios broadcast to AIS radios on different ships. Shore stations, however, may also receive these signals and also the same data, which may then be placed on-line in real time. The 3 apps reviewed here (Ship Finder, Boat Beacon, and Marine Traffic) all perform in this way: by translating received radio signals into an internet mapping system that may be accessed by the app or online essay help UK, in one case, by any pc online. The variations among these apps are largely a matter of varied options.
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Re: Android AIS App

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