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The MarineGadget Radar in use in Leith

The MarineGadget Radar in use in Leith, the port of Edinburgh, near the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Yes, it was windy here even though it was a sunny April day, hence the gloves!

The grey USB stick is the receiver, and the "3" Mi-Fi device provides an Internet connection.
You can see the improvised quarter-wave antenna - better if it was away from the PC, of course.
COAA's ShipPlotter software provided decoding of the MGR data, and shared data over the Internet.
Pity about the screen brightness!  The CPU load was low, and a Netbook would have sufficed.

(Photos Cecilia Taylor)

Copyright © David Taylor, Edinburgh   Last modified: 2012 Jun 12 at 17:24