AIS Share – Share AIS Ship messages via Android

AisShare

Download
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ebctech.ais_share


What is it
Dual-channel AIS reception at 161.975 MHz and 162.025 MHz.
It is a real dual channel AIS decoder sharing NMEA message string via UDP.
AndroidTM app.
The app uses a USB DVB-T dongle to decode VHF radio signals. It is working without internet connection.
The app is forwarding the decoded NMEA messages to 3rd party apps like BoatBeacon or OpenCPN.


Example

What you see:
I start AIS share. 
1st connection is set to localhost 127.0.0.1 here i share to OpenCPN for android.
2st connection i send data to my iPad where also a App is receiving NMEA data.
3rd connection is my PC. Here i run OpenCPN for PC.

Practical Example
read more

Harmen_sailboat_aisreceiver_enclosure_1

Example Video  AIS Share and OpenCPN


Requirments
USB dongle with the RTL2832U chip, any USB DVB-T dongle with the 820T chip
Like this one

AliExpress.com Product – Digital USB 2.0 TV Stick DVB-T + DAB + FM RTL2832U + R820T2 Mini Video Equipment Smart TV Dongle Support SDR Tuner Receiver

Before buying please test the demo , included in the driver app.
http://www.ebctech.eu/blog/rtl-sdr-ais-driver/


Installation / First start

  1. Install driver app from Google PlayTM store.
    Get it on Google Play
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ebctech.rtl_sdr_ais_driver
    Start it one time. After that you can close the app ( RTL SDR AIS Driver )
  2. Install AIS Share
    Get it on Google Play
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.ebctech.ais_share
  3. Start the AIS Share app go to the setting activity

    AisShare Dongle Settings

  4. Set the PPM setting
    This is really important.
    Example how to get the PPM settings.
    Using SDR Touch to calibrate PPM of a RTL-SDR Dongle
    or simply
    Google it
  5. Set up the UDP Share
  6. Start the driver
    with the pink floating action button.
    (please do not start / stop too fast , if you have clicked one time .. wait a second )
    AisShare start
  7. Message receive
    Watch out if you receive messages.AisShare run 1
  8. Statistic
    After 60 seconds the first information about received frames via channel A and channel B should appear (each pair in a grid represent chan A and next chan b )
  9. Please report bugs,wishes …
    info@ebcTech.eu
    or posted it in this blog

Example use:


can be used in OpenCPN on Android
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=openCPn&c=apps

AisShare_OpenCPN Android


GPS share

AisShare GPS settings

 


 

F A Q

I installed Martin Marinov RTL2832U driver app, do I need yours

YES, my driver app is tuned to AIS message receiption. AIS Share will not work without my driver app.
RTL AIS DRIVER app will not influence any other RTL SDR related app you have installed.


Credits

Many thanks to Harmen Meijer for testing and tips.
visit his homepage  www.harmenmeijer.nl

 


Disclaimer:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. DO NOT rely upon AIS Share for safety of life or property.

 



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9 thoughts on “AIS Share – Share AIS Ship messages via Android”

  1. Are there minimum requirements for the Android Tablet to fluently run AIS share?
    Cortex A9 Dual Core 1GHz 512MB RAM + Android 4.2.2: is that sufficient?

  2. Can I direct the output to a serial connection via a USB to serial converter? My chart plotter is not wifi capable but has NMEA rs232 input and will read the related AIS sentences.

    1. Hello Rick,
      I am sorry this is not possible directly with my app.
      Via OpenCPN forwarding the incoming received UDP NEMA messages to a serial output it might be possible.
      But never tested so far.
      Christian

  3. I tested aisshare with success with opencpn. Then, I tried it with aispilot but without success. (Aispilot is available on Google play). Do you know if aisshare is compatible with aispilot ?

    1. Hello Frank,
      At the moment Aispilot is not compatible.
      My APP supports UDP network streams. Aispilot is only supporting TCP streams. I already have written an email to the Author of the app if he could support UDP streams as well. But so far I didn’t get an answere.
      Christian

  4. good program . i like it .
    but what is , PGJNR information ?
    I cannot find it in the NMEA explanation !
    Martin

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