ShipTrak is free service of the Maritime Mobile Service Network. There is no registration and no payments required... unless you want to send me money! :)
There is no direct data entry into ShipTrak. ShipTrak is
another means of displaying the position reports already in the Winlink 2000
and Yotreps databases. They are the source for the data and ShipTrak
merely presents their data. If you wish to see a vessel on ShipTrak,
the position report information for that vessel must already be in either of those
- Enter the callsign you wish to track in the callsign box
- Adjust the "Show" drop-down menu to see a limited time period of positions (optional)
- click the "View" button.
Sharing, Linking and EmbeddingIf you have your own web page, or maintain a web page for an RV'er or ship-at-sea, you can create a link from your web page to ShipTrak, or embed a map directly into your page. It's very simple and adds a nice touch for your visitors.
- Visit ShipTrak and search for a callsign.
- Click the Share icon
- Copy the link text (for static links or instant messages), or the embed code (for displaying the report on your own site)
No Positions FoundIf ShipTrak reports "No Positions Found For xxxx", it means that there are no positions for that callsign. Make sure you know the proper callsign for the boat, and that you entered it correctly.
Browser IssuesOccasionally, older browsers may have trouble with the map interface. ShipTrak uses Google Maps; be sure to check the Google Maps documentation for solutions to common problems.
You can email me with questions or bug reports at this address.
73 and best regards.....Tom VE3II