Many thanks for this - the biggest wind we got last winter was 160MPH, so hence why I'm looking for something robust :o)
The upside with the wind is that we generate twice as much electricity as we use with our 5kw wind turbine (see pic)
Good to see you are on with this too Erin... The area where I launch from most was an AIS black spot for marine traffic for both class A and class B units (like I have on the RIB), so I approached them and they've supplied me with a Comar SLR2000N. It's brilliant bit of kit (should be for the price) as you plug it directly into an Ethernet connection, as with your set up. Comar Systems SLR 200N / SLR 200NG
As you say, so much better than having the PC on all the time. Indeed that's part of the contract with MT. Yours looks to be working well, esp. to the south.
I'm currently using the 200N in the Marine VHF antenna I have outside for listening in on 16 during the day for emergencies. That's working OK, but I feel could be better. Also I'm going to mount the 200N within 2 metres of the antenna to reduce the signal loss, and just extend the Ethernet.
My station is 1344. AIS Receiving Station's Details
Would be great to get more stations to improve the class B coverage. I was amazed that MT let me have one of the units, but I found them really helpful and friendly, and so I'm very happy to support them.
Thanks for all your help as ever folks