Originally Posted by tkeithlu
Thanks, guys. It appears that there are no ground stations nearby - Marinetraffic and Vesseltracker don't show any. If anyone comes to Carrabelle with an AIS, do call me at 931 636-1122 and I'll turn mine on. I'm docked about three miles from the entrance, and half a mile from the marinas.
I'd have thought you'd be able to pick up the VHF signals direct, if you're that close to open water. Or maybe you're antenna is blocked -- by buildings or whatever?
We can see targets up to about 20 NM.... and that's a setting in our system (can choose to ignore transmitters over X, Y, Z miles, etc. and 20 NM is our max).
Take a ride, go find some AIS targets, have a yak with 'em while you're at it!