If we don't have coverage where you operate, read on to see if you could host a site and receive access to ShipTracks.
Becoming part of the growing ShipTracks AIS network is easy. We'll work with interested organizations to place AIS hardware and offer a discounted or free subscription, depending upon the site. What's necessary for a quality AIS site is to have a tower or rooftop to place an antenna and share internet and power. The hardware consists of an AIS receiver and data modem and fits into a shoe box. Just like a good VHF site, the higher the antenna, the closer to the water, and the less noise, the better. If there is an existing antenna used for your radio and/or an AIS receiver already in place, we can easily share the hardware. In that case, we could have the data go to the user's existing local display and our network so that user could view local vessel movements from home or other facilities.