I want to set up an AIS receiver on my pi. Any ideas how this can be done. I have a generic RTL-SDR USB stick.
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You will need software to receive and decode AIS signals. Reception is handled by a package called
rtl-sdr which can be installed using
apt-get. For decoding I would recommend xDeco which provides builds for the RPi.
You may want to take a look at this tutorial to see how it all fits together and what kind of antenna you will need. I suggest you try to receive some signals on a laptop first, so that you will only have to deal with RPi-specific problems when trying this out on an RPi.