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  • Commented on Broadband Radar interference issues?
    When the original BroadBand radar, BR24, was released in 2009 the interference rejection was not very good, the improved interference rejection came in a software update a few months later. The statements can be based on someones experience with an...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    What is RC45N? A new autopilot compass with Micro-C cabling? I know RC42N, but RC45N is new to me....
  • Commented on Simrad NSS with 3G or 4G radar
    Correct, NSS got full beam sharpening control with RTM2.0 And as written above NSS may get dual range and 48rpm high speed mode in a future software upgrade. I would have gone 4G to "future proof" my investment....
  • Commented on Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm series, oh yeah
    The new Raymarine Evolution autopilots are not a secret http://storage.pardot.com/7392/112906/Raymarine_Evolution_Autopilot_Preview_LR.pdf http://www.raymarine.eu/assets/0/595/598/763/775//ac478632-414f-4a4f-a4f3-1edef9687e87.pdf...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    I'm currently most worried about the accelerometer DC stability and the compass accuracy over the temperature range for the low cost compass and accelerometer modules so I haven't spent much time considering how an elevated mounting position would influence the...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    What I meant with simplified G2183 is the same concept but using cheaper sensors and with much lighter calibration process during manufacturing. When designing a such a product it can be based on expensive professional grade sensor components or commercial...
  • Commented on Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld
    This new heading compass is similar to Airmar G2183, but simplified. It has a GPS, a 3-axis magnetometer, a rate gyro and probably a 3-axis accelerometer as well. Due to the low price I'm quite sure it's using cheaper sensors...
  • Commented on RM fluxgate compass *and* Simrad RC42 proximity
    The compass safe distance for RC42 is 50cm. This means RC42 will not impact a compass placed 50cm away. You Raymarine fluxgate which is an older design may have larger compass safe distance. I would recommend to try to get...
  • Commented on New Garmin GPSMap 741sx, 741, etc.; signs of what's to come?
    Max power in CHIRP mode is not 600W. 600W CHIRP would fry any transducer immediately. Max continuous wave (cw) power for B265 is 12-18W depending on frequency. For R399 I think max cw power is 65W....
  • Commented on Navico GoFree, WiFi1 & the 0183 Link
    I don't know why NSO/NSE don't seems to get control app support, but I've not heard anything about plans for StructureMap support for NSO/NSE either. Navico considers NSO/NSE to be semi professional instruments, it's also used by government agencies, tug...
  • Commented on Navico GoFree, WiFi1 & the 0183 Link
    How to connect to Navico Ethernet: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/DrDepth/message/1532...
  • Commented on Anyone know if Simrad is planning an AP28 upgrade soon?
    Navico has a product for you, the B&G Triton Pilot. It's the Simrad autopilot computers and drive units with a new color display sold under the B&G brand. http://www.bandg.com/Products/Triton/ I'm using the control panel of the Triton as the third...
  • Commented on Thinking big systems, Furuno NavNet TZ included
    Simrad also specifies maximum power consumption, not typical. The big differende in power consumption comes from the choice of processor and operating system. I assuming Raymarine is using ARM processors and Linux in their new range, as Lowarance and Simrad...
  • Commented on water proof tablets
    Panasonic Toughpad will be a good alternative for boating, but you will ahve to pay for it. About $1300 for this waterproof and rugged 10.1" model according to what I've seen. 500 nits screen which is comparable with the best...
  • Commented on HDS and NSE 'conflict' - How Can That Be?
    I've been out fishing today, so I had a look at the NSS to HDS integration again. First I created a route at the NSS with only NMEA 2000 connected, the waypoints showed immediately up at the HDS, but not...
  • Commented on State of Panbo, the malware virus
    Luckily the free version of Avast blocked it for me....
  • Commented on HDS and NSE 'conflict' - How Can That Be?
    Navico has two levels of waypoint / rout sharing. Waypoints (and maybe routes, I'm not sure) are shared over NMEA 2000 when cretaed. The full share is happening over Ethernet, the function is the same as over NMEA 2000 plus...
  • Commented on HDS and NSE 'conflict' - How Can That Be?
    I have NSS7 and HDS-8M. I have the two unit's connected both by Ethernet and NMEA 2000. Fishfinder data can be shared over Ethernet, HDS-8M can interface to the BroadBand Sounder module in NSS the same way as to a...
  • Posted Not able to access THT to Panbo Forum
    I've only been able to access THT (thehulltruth.com) once the last 10 days. I've tried using different PC's, browsers and ISP's but I can't access the site. Can anyone please tell me if the site is up?...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS-10 hands-on #1, hello NOS
    Wiring RS-232 directly to RS-422 is a "quick and dirty" solution, in most cases this will work without problems. In a few cases the communications become unstable when doing this connection, this is caused by a combination of the non-standard...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS-10 hands-on #1, hello NOS
    No, I have never tested this connection, but I have HDS-5 so I know HDS-5 has RS-422 physical interface for NMEA-183. Being an EE I also understands how to connect a single ended system (GX2150, RS-232) to a differential system...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS-10 hands-on #1, hello NOS
    The wiring described by Standard Horizon for connecting GX-2150 to HDS-5 & 7 is correct. HDS-5 & 7 have one NMEA 183 port which is RS422 physical layer, GX2150 is RS232. When connecting RS232 to RS422 the common negative signal...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS, hand's on #1
    One thing is to be able to hit the right spot on a 15" screen in a 35' boat, using a 7" tocuhscreen in a smaller boat is a different story. I have a 22' and will most probably replace...
  • Commented on Navico 2011, firing on all cylinders?
    Simrad Yachting has not abandoned the commercial marked. New commercial autopilots will soon be launched....
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 not "Open Standard" in UK
    NMEA 2000 is an open standard, it's approved by IEC and also known as IEC 61162-3....
  • Commented on Icom M412, best DSC channel switching control?
    You can now get low cost microcontrollers with built-in CAN interface so it should not be the cost prohibiting VHF's with NMEA 2000. Since the the leaders in NMEA 2000, Simrad, Lowrance and Garmin all have VHF radios with N2K...
  • Commented on Icom M412, best DSC channel switching control?
    The European version of the Lowrance VHF with N2K, LVR-880E has always been Class D....
  • Commented on Garmin GMR 604 xHD, hand's on
    Strange that Garmin 4xxx and 5xxx can't support true color radar. Raymarine E Classic can when paired with a HD or SHD scanner. Ben, have you ever had the possibility to compare Raymarine SHD and Furuno UHD open array? Raymarine...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS "not valid for area" issue
    The Norwegian Lowrance distributor informed about these changes in April. All US (non CE marked) HDS units produced after some date mid April are affected when upgraded to a newer software version than 2.5....
  • Commented on NMEA 0183 over Ethernet, on Mar Azul
    Moxa have versions which supports RS232, RS422 and RS485. I have very good experience with the 1-port Moxa NPORT 5150. They have also 4 and 8 ports units supporting all three standards as well as 1, 2 and 4 port...
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