AIS Receiver Shopping Guide

USB OTG cable

Depending on your device you need an USB Micro or USB C cable.
A USB Y has normally less quality but it allow you to keep your device charging at the same time as using the RTL SDR-dongle.

Amazon Deutschland


International Shipping (Aliexpress)
(Budget store – shipping take up to 3 weeks)

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Note for Y cables:
It is important that you connect the power and the RTL-SDR dongle to the Y cable first before connecting it to your device otherwise it won’t charge the device – there is a video about this here:-https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rXiyzfP94AU
Note: This is not working on all devices


DVB-T Stick / RTL-SDR Stick

Search for RTL2832U / 820T / 820T2 USB stick.
I recommend high quality dongles which are more expensive but PPM is fix and stable around 0 or 1 . (0,5 PPM TCXO)
Please note: The antenna delivered with some dongles is more or less only for testing. Don’t expect a good reception


Amazon Deutschland
(all high quality with 0.5 ppm)


International Shipping (Aliexpress)
(Budget store – shipping takes up to 3 weeks)

High quality Aliexpress


Cheap price , but PPM is individual -Aliexpress

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ANDROID SOFTWARE

RTL SDR AIS Driver

AIS Share

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ANTENNA

You can build your own antenna see http://www.radioforeveryone.com/p/ais-antennas.html or
https://arundaleais.github.io/docs/ais/aerial.html



or you buy a profesional one (expensive in my mind)


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