Thank you to Christian, programmer of the AIS Share Android App
for letting us know about some updates to his AIS Share Android application. AIS Share is a €2 app for Android that allows you to turn an Android device into an AIS receiver
together with an RTL-SDR. AIS stands for Automatic Identification System and is used by ships to broadcast their GPS locations in order to help avoid collisions and aide with rescues. An RTL-SDR with the right software can be used to receive and decode these signals, and plot ship positions on a map. Recent updates to AIS Share have brought improved AIS reception, and updates allowing it to run on the latest Android version. A new video demonstrating the software was also uploaded to YouTube. AIS SHARE - Android (RTL-SDR AIS receiver) The App has also been featured in the February 2019 edition the "Practical Boat Owner
" magazine (paid magazine with digital editions). The article discusses using AIS Share and an RTL-SDR to stream data to Boat Beacon
, which is a popular chart navigation app. A similar but free tutorial on setting up AIS Share and Boat Beacon can be found here
An excerpt of the Practical Boat Owner AIS Share RTL-SDR Article.
Source: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/ais-share-app-u ... e-article/