Kees

Kees

  • Commented on B&G H5000 tempts my racing heart
    Hi Tim, you're right -- Zeus (at least version 1) did not include this. Let's see what Zeus2 brings, and I will fix the entry....
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Sorry, I am up to my ears in my paying job and was suffering from a nasty cold. Mostly better now so I hope to finish the entry this week....
  • Commented on Long test: "Chart Table 21"
    Cameron wrote: > I have found that macs run hot and use the fan much or, drawing more power. My mac book pro is guilty of this also. Sorry, not my experience. - Any intel + chipset will use about...
  • Commented on Navico GoFree, a WiFi & apps strategy partially revealed
    The GoFree control app is now available from the Apple iOS App store. You're probably best off searching for Navico, I can't find the link on itunes.apple.com yet. Can someone with a HDS G2 Touch see if it works for...
  • Commented on Furuno RD33 display shows "no data" while keeps sending something out
    Sounds like a wiring issue, you may have mixed up the NET-H and NET-L wires....
  • Commented on AIS over NMEA 2000, the shame sheet!
    Peter, the AI-50 and NAIS-300 use a technology that does not support user field updates. if you have an AI-50 or NAIS-300, and you want Class B AIS information on a non-Navico MFD, your best bet is probably NMEA-0183. Another...
  • Commented on AIS over NMEA 2000, the shame sheet!
    Bill, you can reset the NAIS-300 to factory default after which you can program in a new MMSI using ProAIS (the software that came with the device.) See http://yachtelectronics.blogspot.nl/2011/02/srt-proprietary-ais-commands.html last paragraph....
  • Commented on AIS over NMEA 2000, the shame sheet!
    @Ben, Yes, receiving multiple PGNs should not be hard to program. There are various strategies of course: - listen to both, - ignore the standard one if you see any proprietary ones, - ignore the proprietary one if you see...
  • Commented on AIS over NMEA 2000, the shame sheet!
    Hendrik, Guess they are waiting with the release until the chartplotters can actually use the new product aka the new software ain't ready? Are you using NMEA 2000 with the Digital Yacht transponder or have you given in as to...
  • Commented on AIS over NMEA 2000, the shame sheet!
    Sometimes it is unbelievable how slow NMEA 2000 development is... I heard that Navico is going to release a replacement for the NAIS-300, I guess that once that is released they will fix this silly Class B omission in the...
  • Commented on Replacing AC Adapter on Wireless Router with direct connection to battery system
    The 12.2V DC from the AC/DC converter won't be exactly 12.2V either, so the manufacturer will have to assume a 10% variation anyway. None of the electronics in such a router will use 12V directly, it's all converted down to...
  • Commented on Fusion MS-IP700 and -NRX200, hands-on #1
    Ben, A useful test would be to see if the IP700 is seen as a Sonichub when put on a NMEA 2000 network with a Navico MFD. Kees...
  • Commented on The N2K WiFi gateway issue, is NMEA stifling innovation?
    Let's call this thread a day and let us small developers go back to developing, even if it is not for NMEA2000. I'm sure GPSNavX is already waiting for an updated iOS SDK so that he can show charts at...
  • Commented on The N2K WiFi gateway issue, is NMEA stifling innovation?
    Ben, I would like to comment on "In fact, if you read the comments critically you may notice a paucity of actual NMEA type electronics developers as well as the astute consumers trying to build an advanced and reliable electronics...
  • Commented on Simrad Broadband Radar 4G, hand's-on #1
    Cool boat with a concept familiar to me: water ballast and lifting keel. However, I don't understand this section (quoting from the above link from Lyman Morse): Electronics and communications programs have been developed by the experienced Lyman-Morse staff with...
  • Commented on Navico GoFree, a WiFi & apps strategy partially revealed
    Oh boy, what an exciting development. I'll be sure to sign up for the program. Navico, well done so far! Now don't make the marketing/pricing mistakes made with the BR24PC program and you will surely (a) sell a lot of...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS Gen2, with StructureMap!
    True for the bigger ones maybe, but I think USD 549,99 for a HDS-5M is a very good deal for a full function NMEA 2000 display with built-in chartplotter & radar integration. Works in the rain and sunlight. Try that...
  • Commented on Lowrance HDS Gen2, with StructureMap!
    Interestingly, HDS Gen 2 -still- consumes less power than NSS/NSE. The claimed consumption for HDS Gen 2 is even lower than Gen 1 (which I measured back in 2009.) NSE 8 - claimed 33.6 W NSS 8 - claimed 15.6...
  • Commented on Splashtop Remote Desktop, full on charting software on your iPad
    Ben, I second Splashtop as well. Been using it since May or so and it is the first really usable remote desktop product for the iPad. Highly recommended. -- Kees...
  • Commented on Raymarine AIS650 & AIS350: smaller, better, and somewhat familiar
    Ben, You write: But I gather that the AIS650 does not broadcast its RAIM-verified GPS data onto N2K -- I don't think the other N2K transponders from Garmin, Navico, etc. do either -- which I don't understand. It makes sense...
  • Commented on Navico Broadband Radar 3G, better range & lower cost!
    "Even an offset ... of one degree" ... Sorry, but even my compensated compass isn't able to provide such accuracy. Guess I've got to compensate our compass once more then. ... and again... ... and again... ... and again... Hm,...
  • Commented on Impedance-driven NMEA 2000, & SimNet gets a "Noise Filter"
    As to onboard Ethernet, here are my statistics for the first 8 months of owning our new sailboat: Wired Ethernet devices: 6 Time spent uploading new firmware to 1 device: 2 hours (didn't want to play nice with DHCP server)...
  • Commented on Navico Broadband Radar 3G, better range & lower cost!
    Ben, HDS gained MARPA support with the 3.0 software update released last year, around the time that Simrad went from NX to NSE....
  • Commented on DeLorme inReach, the Iridium 9602 almost surfaces
    This looks very good indeed. I only wish the marketing people hadn't come up with "GPS Communicator" as it is a GPS with a communicator via Iridium, not a communicator via GPS....
  • Commented on Impedance-driven NMEA 2000, & SimNet gets a "Noise Filter"
    I've been told it contains a 120 Ohm termination resistor as well as a 220 μF capacitor. So it is completely passive. It lowers total impedance to 120/3 = 40 Ohm instead of the standard 120/2 = 60 Ohm. Apparently...
  • Commented on Navico Broadband Radar 3G, better range & lower cost!
    The EU version of the Lowrance BR24 comes with the RI11 interface, at least mine did when I pre-ordered it. This has to do with more stringent electrical emission guidelines in Europe, is what I was told. Note that the...
  • Commented on Impedance-driven NMEA 2000, & SimNet gets a "Noise Filter"
    I'm no expert either, but I think you're right, Matt. To add on to that, the way that I read the publicly available documentation on CAN the way it does collision avoidance without throughput degradation is that a 1 is...
  • Commented on Impedance-driven NMEA 2000, & SimNet gets a "Noise Filter"
    Paul, Plots 1 & 2 were made with the probe in 1:10 mode, months before the plots 3 & 4. As to the voltage levels, sources apparently differ. According to http://www.interfacebus.com/CAN-Bus-Description-Vendors-Canbus-Protocol.html it is: High; 2.75v to 4.5 volts, Low; 0.5...
  • Commented on Sony Marine CDX-M60UI, Jeffrey Schwartz review
    First of all, welcome Jeffrey ... I did frown my brow at "52 watts x 4 at 4 ohms is not all that much..." On a sailboat??? 3 amplifiers each 500 Watts driving those loadspeakers is just overkill, IMO. A...
  • Commented on Ultimate open MFD, or Ethernet monstrosity?
    This is the best April 1st joke that I encountered this year, as it is (a) almost believable and (b) very desirable. Number two is a prank saying that the Dutch government is going to offshore its Rijkswaterstaat (nearest equivalent:...
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