Welcome to AIS Live

Welcome! AIS which stands for AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM is the procees of indentifying ships in the channels. On this website we want to discuss what you may have seen on your rader. If you are a beginner it is very easy to set up all you need is a receiver with a discriminator output, capable of tuning to one or other of the AIS channels, and a PC with a sound card. You also need suitable software software. Some monitoring/scanner type receivers are fitted with discriminator outputs. 

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