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Old 01-19-2010, 11:15 AM
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I gave AIS monitoring a half-hearted attempt a few years ago and came up unsuccessful.

Bascially - I was 8 miles from the south shore of Lake Erie. I listened to both AIS freqs in NFM mode; one had faint, really faint data bursts and the other had zilch, so I knew which freq to use. I used an Icom R-7000 with a discriminator tap into ShipPlotter, but never registered one hit from over the air:

Haven't tried it since. I have since moved (now 4 miles away from Lake Erie), but no longer have the R-7000.
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