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Callsign: VQBY8
MMSI number: 235007561
Navigational status: Under way (engine) (0)
Vessel class: Military operations (35)
Destination: PORTLAND (ETA Feb19 16:00)
Location: 50°33.44' N 2°16.96' W - locator IO80UN63CS - show map - static map
11.5 km East bearing 96° from Portland, Dorset, England, United Kingdom [?]
14.3 km South bearing 198° from Wool, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
102.2 km South bearing 167° from Bristol, City of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
120.2 km Southeast bearing 148° from Cardiff, City and County of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Last position: 2021-12-06 10:59:26 UTC (9h38m ago)
2021-12-06 10:59:26 GMT local time at Portland, United Kingdom [?]
Course: 296.2° – heading 0°
Speed: 18 km/h
Dimensions: length 12 m width 4 m draught 0.5 m
Last path: VQBY8>ais via NR116
Positions stored: 1757
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This page shows real-time information collected from the Automatic Position Reporting System Internet network (APRS-IS). APRS is used by amateur (ham) radio operators to transmit real-time position information, weather data, telemetry and messages over the radio. A vehicle equipped with a GPS receiver, a VHF transmitter or HF transceiver and a small computer device called a tracker transmits it's location, speed and course in a small data packet, which is then received by a nearby iGate receiving site which forwards the packet on the Internet. Systems connected to the Internet can send information on the APRS-IS without a radio transmitter, or collect and display information transmitted anywhere in the world.
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