Services

I run the following services, mostly to contribute to various communities or data gathering services to allow others to benefit.

AIS

I currently use an AIS unit on Rendezvous to grab AIS data off the VHF airwaves. On board, I have an Intel NUC that runs aisdispatcher and sends only summarized data over a VPN connection to my home. I documented how I do this with a bandwidth limited cellular link.

I submit this data to as many AIS aggregators as possible including the below:

  • MarineTraffic – my favorite site for submitting AIS due to it’s great tools and data analysis of my signal/data.
  • aishub
  • Shipfinder
  • BoatBeacon – great site and associated Boat Watch app. Also the makers of SeaNav, a fantastic navigation app for the Mac.

SignalK

Rendezvous has a Intel NUC system connected to an Actisense NMEA 2000 interface. It runs a number of services, but its primary purpose is to run the SignalK server and gather data to go in my Grafana database.

I also submit data from SignalK to Windy (weather) and many other services.

Weather

I run several weather stations, covered in more detail on my Weather page. They include: