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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2007, 04:43:49 am »
We don't know yet if we will sell the software with hardware or not. Anyway you have a good AIS Engine being sold by NASA Marine. ShipTrax will be fully compatible with it.

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2007, 09:02:06 am »
No, AND, I don't....this would be my first. It was either that or one of the USB
radios with the IF output. If that AISENGINE is 2 channel that's a real bonus.

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CanadaKen,

I don't know when I'm going to get around to testing the AIS Engine, but I did find this website whilst I was considering the purchase.

http://www.svsarah.com/Sarah/Upgrades/AIS.htm

http://www.svsarah.com/Sarah/Upgrades/Electronics.htm#AIS_Engine

One of the downsides of the NASA device is that it doesn't have any indicator lights on it. This shouldn't be a problem for you if you are near the sea and there are ships around, however, I'll probably do the LED mod shown here:

http://www.digiboat.com.au/NASA_DIY_LED.htm

I use ShipPlotter at present - a free download is available (21 day trial?) and it is written to work with the NASA AIS Engine.  The interface isn't as nice at shown on the ShipTrax screenshots, but if you did get the AIS engine before ShipTrax was released, it would allow you to test reception.

All the best

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2007, 03:32:57 pm »
Hi Allocator

After looking at those sites and following some of the links I took a good look at the SR161 reviews and it seems to be a much more sensitive receiver than the NASA AIS Engine. And, surprisingly, cheaper for me to buy!

The SR-162 dual channel is pricey but looks like a VERY well made semi-pro unit.

Oh what to do...what to do? :-)

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2008, 12:31:09 am »
Hi.

Very good idea with the Airnav Shiptrax. Hopefully as good as Airnav Radarbox software :-)

But one question. Will there be FTP possibility as in Shipplotter?

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2008, 09:00:53 pm »
Hi guys,
in website the shiptrax page dont work.
Can you see what's happen?
Thx.
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Miguel Teixeira
Oeiras, Portugal

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2008, 11:48:26 pm »
The website is not yet developed. Anyway you will find it at (in aprox 1 month):
http://www.airnavsystems.com/shiptrax

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2008, 12:05:41 am »
OK, thx, guys.
Regards
Miguel Teixeira
Oeiras, Portugal

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2008, 09:18:11 pm »
It also works with discriminator output receiver ?

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 09:50:38 pm »
I think that it's only going to work with serial (RS232) input and not audio via a discriminator output.

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2008, 02:58:13 am »
The ShipTrax hardware will have 2 outputs: serial and USB. Serial as most applications are compatible with it, USB as it is easy to setup and use.

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2008, 10:31:45 pm »
Hopefully your new AIS hardware will be as good or better than the SR162.
It sure beat up on the NASA AIS receiver.

http://web.arundale.co.uk/docs/ais/sr162_nasa.html

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2008, 09:09:21 am »
Hopefully your new AIS hardware will be as good or better than the SR162.
It sure beat up on the NASA AIS receiver.

http://web.arundale.co.uk/docs/ais/sr162_nasa.html

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I'm not sure that you can compare the NASA AIS Engine and the SR162 - the SR162 cost 4 times as much as the NASA device here in the UK - ouch!

You gets what you pays for :-)

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2008, 04:21:37 pm »
You gets what you pays for :-)

True enough. I hope the same guy compares the new Comar-USB receiver with the SR162.

Ken
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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2008, 04:17:29 pm »
AirNav, could you tell us if Shiptrax will be compatible with all ais receivers?

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Re: AirNav ShipTrax - Something Totally New
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2008, 05:17:16 pm »
Affirm. And you will have the option to buy with our own receiver too.