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AirNav ShipTrax => AirNav ShipTrax Screenshots => Topic started by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 08:33:38 am

Title: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 08:33:38 am
Another beta testing screenshot.

When we drove past the Cromarty Firth yesterday we saw there were 5 oil rigs in for servicing, although only two appear to be transmitting AIS.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2487/3997694582_5c39c517e2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/3997694582/sizes/o/)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3997701286_4aa1d2b70d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/3997701286/sizes/o/)
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: jannuh on October 10, 2009, 10:50:54 am
Q: what more columns do you have in the myships part of the screen??
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 10:54:28 am
Changed, Tracked, Tracking, PE, Status, Callsign, Country Flag, Name, Ship Type, Dest, DOB, DWT, Ln, Bm, Dr, Spd, Crs, Hdg, IMO, MMSI, Lat, Long, Country, Cargo Type, ETA, GPS Bow, GPS Stern, GPS Port, GPS Starboard, TypePosFix, DTE Flag, Nav Status, Rate of Turn, Pos Acc

I've suggested adding Distance, so you can sort by distance from home location.
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: jannuh on October 10, 2009, 11:10:50 am
The list looks good!
Distance is nice too; except for plotting ships, AIS is also nice for DX-ing (Tropo Ducts)  ;-)

btw: can it also decode the typical inland-ais messages??
(more info here http://www.ccr-zkr.org/Files/ris/leafais2008_e.pdf )

Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 11:49:18 am
Currently decodes message types:
01 - Position Report with SOTDMA
02 - Position Report with SOTDMA
03 - Position Report with ITDMA
04 - Base Station Report
05 - Ship static and voyage related data
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: jannuh on October 10, 2009, 12:46:07 pm
Msg type 8:
024462072;Ship voyage data;2324994 ;len 70.0m beam 7.5m;eri 8010 haz 0;draught 0.00m load 2 091010 000455;serial#1(A)[8]
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 12:49:56 pm
Msg type 8:
024462072;Ship voyage data;2324994 ;len 70.0m beam 7.5m;eri 8010 haz 0;draught 0.00m load 2 091010 000455;serial#1(A)[8]

That's not what I'd understand as a message type 8 - http://www.aisparser.com/sdk/structaismsg__8.html

But it is likely that other message types may need decoding.  The most obvious one is message type 9 - http://www.aisparser.com/sdk/structaismsg__9.html

I'm no expert on AIS messages though :(
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: jannuh on October 10, 2009, 01:30:09 pm
It is a SP "translated" type 8 msg, not in raw format.

I better hide somewhere in a dark corner, not being an expert, not even a novice in this kind of things..
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Johnn on October 10, 2009, 05:28:21 pm
-Hi There
Is this screenshot via a network or real time via a antenna? if so what range are you getting?
Cheers
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 10, 2009, 08:09:41 pm
It's taking a feed from ShipPlotter to simulate hardware.
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: radarspotter10 on October 14, 2009, 09:28:50 am
It's taking a feed from ShipPlotter to simulate hardware.
tarbat.
like the screenshots looks good, can not wait for it to be release.
from pat
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: VK2GEL on October 18, 2009, 06:37:44 am
+1 for distance readout for DX.
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on January 21, 2010, 01:47:03 pm
This is why I like ShipTrax.  It shows me when the Cromarty Firth is really busy with ships, so I can grab my camera/binoculars and head out for an afternoon of ship-spotting!!!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4293126076_789d0f2e4a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/4293126076/sizes/o/)
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Allocator on January 21, 2010, 07:10:55 pm
Busy in the Irish Sea!
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Johnn on January 21, 2010, 09:00:47 pm
Hi there
What do the binoculars mean on those screenshots please?
Thanks
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Allocator on January 21, 2010, 09:05:10 pm
At the moment they just indicate that there is a thumbnail photo of that ship downloaded to the PC.
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Allocator on January 26, 2010, 10:07:45 pm
Another shot of the Irish Sea and Isle of Man area.
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on January 26, 2010, 10:56:43 pm
Great screenshot Allocator - really busy.

Just caught this lone tanker "swimming with the dolphins" at Chanonry Point!!  Good to see the NASA satellite map server is responding better now.

With EGPE in shot, it made me think.  Would be great to combine Radarbox and ShipTrax on one map!!
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: Allocator on January 26, 2010, 11:01:52 pm
I'm sure that it could be done :-)

I keep forgetting about the satellite download!

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Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: jannuh on January 27, 2010, 08:36:56 pm
When You have PlanePlotter and Shipplotter it can be done, application is called CombiPlotter at Coaa website.


For me not really usable, as map scale of spotting planes and ships is very different..
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on February 19, 2011, 11:45:46 am
Busy again out in the Moray Firth.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5457765611_14ebac7f91_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/5457765611/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/5457765611/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Busy Saturday morning in the Cromarty Firth
Post by: tarbat on October 25, 2011, 07:30:43 am
Probably the busiest I've ever seen the Cromarty Firth.  A mix of oil tankers, cargo vessels delivering wind-farm turbines, and pipe laying vessels being "re-filled" at Evanton.  A good indication of how busy the oil and renewables industries are at the moment.  And with the Nigg Yard finally promising to generate 2000 jobs, it can only get busier ;)

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6103/6278936399_90725c73b8_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/6278936399/sizes/o/in/photostream/)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarbat/6278936399/sizes/o/in/photostream/