Originally Posted by two stroke mick
I am not looking to see other ais vessels. I just want a system where the other half can see where i am when out with the barnes
If you are only wanting someone ashore to track you then you need to be aware that AIS online is limitted to mostly volunteers uploading data. Some switch PCs off at times, others have crashes etc and can be down for days at a time.
If your cruising ground has 2G coverage or better then you may be better either using your smart phone or picking up an extra cheap smart phone (Maplin has some for £80 last week) and using Marine Traffic's ap to send a position report to the website. Waterproof case for under £20 and you have the job sorted.
Ships wont see you but people back home will, just as though you have "proper" AIS on board and is not dependant on other people's receivers, but is limitted to you having coverage.