AIS Class B, real world #1

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Dan Gingras says:

    I WANT ONE!!!!!!
    When is the bloody FCC going to get off the dime and get this approved.
    Capt Dan Gingras
    Portsmouth NH

  2. Tim Flanagan says:

    Me too! We can hardly wait to get our hands on one and give it a proper stress-test here in crowded Puget Sound.
    Tim Flanagan
    Managing Editor

  3. If you had a DSC enabled VHF you could have placed a call to the other vessel’s bridge using their MMSI, no?

  4. Brian Lane says:

    It may have been that the AIS was ‘hearing itself’ when it transmitted so CE had no way to know that it was you — I don’t remember a ‘Ignore my MMSI’ feature in CE, but it might be a useful one to add.

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