We are able to provide a number of AIS receivers for free to any interested
individual or company, in order to further expand the coverage of MarineTraffic.
In case you are interested and you fulfill some prerequisites, we will provide you
a complete set of high quality equipment. You will have to install the receiver
in your building and provide electricity and Internet connectivity.
Please note the following requirements:
- Antenna: You must be able to install an external antenna at the roof of your building.
The cable between the antenna and the receiver should preferably be less than 10
- Electricity: You must be able to provide electricity for the (very low consumption)
- Internet: You must have a 24hour connection to the Internet.
We will be collecting applications from any interested party. Although we will try to respond to all applications, we will give priority
to the following cases:
- The proposed location is not already covered by our system.
- The proposed location is of special interest, such as crowded port, high traffic ship route, canal, point at high altitude, etc.
- The applicant has some experience in similar technology and generally in radio equipment.
How to apply?
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
expressing your interest to get
a free AIS receiver.
Please include the following information in your message:
- Contact details (full name + email + phone number)
- Location (coordinates + elevation Above Sea Level)
- Type of your Internet connection
- Any other important installation details such as the estimated lengths of antenna
cable and the network cable. In case a marine VHF antenna and cables are already available, that would make the shipment easier for us.
- Any experience you may have in similar activities/technology. Please include your callsign if you are a radio amateur.
Sometimes it is more convenient to buy the equipment from your local market, in order to avoid expensive shipments and customs taxes.
In case you are able to purchase the equipment from your local market, please let us know about the type of available devices and their prices.
We may be able to sponsor the purchase.