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RTL AIS for Android

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:50 am
by ebc81
Hello RTL-SDR community. I would like to share with you my little project.
It's an port of the RTL AIS project for the Android platform.
It is sending NEMA strings via UDP to any other application.

So far this is the first beta release. In a few month's I also want to create a app that display ship positions directly
in an Android app.
more infos can be found under . ... e-rtl-sdr/

Re: RTL AIS for Android

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:03 am
by ebc81
Hi i created a new version.
This version is much more stabel.
You can download the free driver app now from google play store. ... ais_driver
The driver is necessary for third party apps like ... .ais_share

The driver app comes with a demo version. This version is mainly for testing if the app is working on your device
It is limited to 1000 messages frames.

Please support me with further development / improvment and buy the app.
Think about how often you spend 1-2 € for things you don't need :-)

Please visit also


Re: RTL AIS for Android

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:56 am
by ebc81
Just want to inform you that I updated my software.
Now TCP is also supported (experimental)
I improved the stability.
Should work from Android 4.1 - to latest Android 7.1 Silver Dongle is supported

  • Receive VHF AIS radio signals vis DVB-T / RTL SDR USB Stick
  • Decode AIS messages into NMEA0183 strings ( !AIVDM )
  • Send this messages via Network (UDP/TCP)
  • Device location (GPS,Network) translation into NMEA strings
  • Loacation NEMA forwarding via Network (UDP)