I run the following services, mostly to contribute to various communities or data gathering services to allow others to benefit.
I currently use an AIS unit on Kaos 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.
- BoatBeacon – great site and associated Boat Watch app. Also the makers of SeaNav, a fantastic navigation app for the Mac.
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.
I run several weather stations, covered in more detail on my Weather page. They include:
- Rendezvous Windy weather station - based on my real-time weather from the boat article.
- Nile Weather – at our family cabin near Nile, WA
- Friday Harbor Weather – maintained for Steve Roberts on his boat and documented here.
- Ocean Park Weather – friends weather station near Long Beach, WA