Receiver station is home made.
Radio including vhf receiver board, synthesizer board, IF/detector board & AIS GMSK (cmx589 & ATMEGA8) digital modem board...
Receiver can receive two AIS channels (161.975MHz & 162.025MHz) with 40second changing interval.
Antenna is home made coaxial collinear (8x).
At the bottom of antenna is a home made low-noise preamplifier(FET GaAs).
Computer is old Dell D-600 notebook, Windows-Xp and any unnecessary hardware & software is removed. Using AIS Dispatcher or Shipplotter software.
Some pictures of my AIS receiving station...