The VHF Marine band channels are fairly busy in Cyprus, Island wide there is a lot of leisure traffic especially during the tourist season. On the commercial front Limassol is the main port of Cyprus and as you can see from the shipplotter map below there is a lot of shipping in the Eastern Mediterranean both coming to and from Cyprus and other Eastern Mediterranean countries such as Turkey,Syria,Lebanon & Israel and also Egypt and the Suez Canal. I use a GME GX600 to monitor the VHF Marine Band and a GRE PSR282 to monitor the UHF Marine band Channels.
I run the Shipplotter software from COAA which is fed from a NASA Marine AIS engine 3 receiver and Marine Band 1/2 wave dipole antenna. This system decodes AIS signals from shipping all around the coast of Cyprus and plots the positions of the ships along with other data onto the PC Screen…. you can see my live feed below, click on the image for full size.
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