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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 04:24:03 pm »
I would have thought that 20 knts was quite fast for a ship?

As far as I'm aware, there isn't a 'security' requirement to delay displayed AIS information.

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2010, 04:58:37 pm »
I would have thought that 20 knts was quite fast for a ship?

The Pentalina to Orkney regularly gets close to 20kts, and even some of the older ferries such as the Isle of Lewis to Stornoway manage 17kts.

At the moment there are no ships on the Airnav network, but I would expect them to be real-time.

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2010, 10:17:33 am »
I've noticed one price has appeared on the website, so things must be moving! The licence to connect to the website is £120 / annum, or equivalent. Add on the cost of the software for those who already have a suitable receiver, you can soon estimate a likely outlay.
Of course if you go for the whole package, the 1st years connection fee is inclusive.
Start saving!

Peter
Pfffffff, Shipplotter cost only 25 euro, just once...  and this is the software including network!!!

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2010, 10:28:51 am »
I would have thought that 20 knts was quite fast for a ship?

As far as I'm aware, there isn't a 'security' requirement to delay displayed AIS information.
These wont go 20 knots..  ;-)  (happy with 5 knots I think)

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2010, 10:31:28 am »
I use ShipPlotter too, but having played with an early beta version of ShipTrax, the difference in the interface is the same as that between RadarBox and PlanePlotter.

The ShipTrax interface is far superior to the ShipPlotter interface (although ShipPlotter is very good).  I'm guessing that the ShipTrax Network access will be free for the first year like RadarBox and you will be getting a dual frequency 'plug and play' receiver too.

Horses for courses - depends what you need I suppose.

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2010, 08:49:38 am »
Hi Allocator,

Have already since few years a dual channel AIS receiver, the SR162
and even (not in use at the moment) the SR161.

If the software isn't too expensive I consider to buy it, without network.
Can use Shipplotter on my main pc for viewng other areas worldwide.

My Shipplotter/DSCDecoder/Maritiem Comms program PC(as also mySR162 + RB)
is in the loft, just use it via UltraVNC on my main PC.

Agree ShipTrax program looks nice!


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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2010, 09:02:33 am »
If the software isn't too expensive I consider to buy it, without network.
Can use Shipplotter on my main pc for viewng other areas worldwide.

Or you could do what I'm doing in beta testing.  Use sp2trax to feed ships from the ShipPlotter network into Shiptrax.  You get the best of both worlds - all the ships from the ShipPlotter network, plus the great user interface of ShipTrax.

I'm currently viewing over 160 ships from the ShipPlotter network in the beta of ShipTrax.

« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 09:24:09 am by tarbat »

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2010, 09:11:49 am »
Hi Tarbat,

Thanks for pointing out that possibility.
When ShipTrax is launched I will come back to you with the "How do i do that"Q  ;-)

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2010, 09:54:24 am »
Tarbat, where can I find out more about sp2trax please.  A Google search only brings up your Flickr page!

Edit: Maybe it's a ShipPlotter add-on - can't seem to access the COAA page at the moment.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 09:57:08 am by Allocator »

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2010, 10:35:58 am »
Tarbat, where can I find out more about sp2trax please.  A Google search only brings up your Flickr page!

Its a VB program that tarbat wrote:

http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=3478.msg34491#msg34491

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 10:40:41 am »
He's a clever bloke!

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 11:23:34 am »
Yes, it's a Shipplotter addon I wrote, available for download from the ShipPlotter Yahoo group - sp2trax.zip on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/shipplotter/files/

That's the advantage of ShipTrax, it's an open platform that can receive ship data in standard formats from:
1. COM/USB ports
2. TCP ports
3. Airnav network.

I've already suggested to Airnav that they incorporate my sp2trax logic into ShipTrax.  It would be a great way of encouraging existing ShipPlotter users to migrate to ShipTrax.  I've even released the source code for them to use for free!!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 11:27:28 am by tarbat »

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2010, 11:47:02 am »
I looked there and didn't see it - still can't, what's it called?

Edit: OK, found it - it's in the root file directory rather than the VB bit :-)
« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 11:57:06 am by Allocator »

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2010, 12:49:43 pm »
A question for Tarbat if he is monitoring at present. Can you see my SP feed from Harwich / Felixtowe on your ShipTrax testing set -up please?

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Re: Dec 2009 Update
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2010, 01:23:25 pm »
A question for Tarbat if he is monitoring at present. Can you see my SP feed from Harwich / Felixtowe on your ShipTrax testing set -up please?