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  • Commented on WilhelmSK app shows what Signal K, good boat WiFi, and smart DIY coding can do
    Hi Adrian, If you're looking to install the Signal K server on a Raspberry Pi, take a look at this guide. If you have any questions or run in to issues with that, please post on the Signal K Mailing...
  • Commented on Inexpensive LED navigation lights, Aqua Signal & especially Marinebeam
    Ben, Which lights did you end up installing - the Marinebeam or the AquaSignal? I know it's been less than a year, but how are they holding up? I suddenly find myself in the market for new stern and sidelights....
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 Certification, in the Panbo crossfire
    Ben said, Dan, I've sent questions to Johnny Lindstrom Have you heard anything further on this?...
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 Certification, in the Panbo crossfire
    Their own website claims copyright on the standards document alone. IANAL, but I don't see how they have any legal grounds to claim that manufacturers who use NMEA0183 sentences owe them anything. Since NMEA only charge for the standards document...
  • Commented on Quality NMEA 2000 cabling, the eBay way
    Hartley, you should have gotten the download email in a minute or so of requesting it. Request again and check your spam filter. TBH, I'm not sure why they bother with this step at all. I've probably downloaded N2Kbuilder a...
  • Commented on Gizmo's Ocean Armor topsides & Pettit Hydrocoat Eco bottom, the testing begins
    Gizmo looks great! Can't wait I see how the Hydrocoat holds up. I've just done my bottom with Pacifica Plus for the second time as I was pretty impressed with its two year performance in the Chesapeake, but I'd love...
  • Commented on Quality NMEA 2000 cabling, the eBay way
    Wow, that's some network Ben! What's your bus utilization with all of that running? Have you tried using the snap feature in N2KBuilder? It might clean up your funky overlapping cables a bit. Personally, I prefer to run the bus...
  • Commented on USB GPS to NMEA 0183 input to VHF
    Won't work, USB is not RS-422 (but RS-232 almost is). You'll want to get one of their serial models like the BR-355-S4 and the associated adapter cable BR-305 RS-232. Then you should be able to do what you want. You'll...
  • Posted WTB: Raymarine ST80 Gear to Panbo Forum
    Does anyone have any old Raymarine (Autohelm) ST-80 gear collecting dust that they'd like to unload or know anyone who does? I'll take whatever you've got, but mostly interested in Maxiviews and the Remote Keypad....
  • Commented on Fusion-Link N2K & Garmin, happy together
    I don't know how up to date Fusion's list of Fusion-Link compatible devices is, but here's the link anyhow: http://www.fusionelectronics.com/marine/innovation/fusion-link or here: http://www.fusionelectronics.com/marine/products/700-series/ms-ip700 and click the Fusion-Link tab for a more readable version. Sadly, my Garmin GPSmap 5212 is not...
  • Commented on Fusion-Link N2K & Garmin, happy together
    I love my Fusion IP700. I just wish that they made a headless version a la the Simrad Sonichub. The Fusion needs a lot of cabinet space behind to mount it anywhere and I still haven't found a convenient home...
  • Commented on NMEA 2000 Certification, in the Panbo crossfire
    I'm fully in the "use only Maretron cables" camp. They're just so well made and the clicky noise they make when you've tightened a connector all the way is awfully comforting. Nothing wrong with the mix-n-match approach though! That's the...
  • Commented on Maretron FFM100 fuel flow monitor test (part 1), as good as it gets?
    I used to have a Volvo Penta MD11 in my boat which was a diesel engine with an integrated fuel return. Instead of returning unused diesel back to the tank it returned directly to the primary fuel pump on the...
  • Commented on NMEA OneNet 2013, already ahead of the curve?
    I have no issue with there being two different connectors. Andy is right, D-coded M12 is expensive enough; there's no point in using an X-coded M12 if it's not needed. I expect most installers will opt to pull cable factory...
  • Commented on Gizmo's antenna mast 2013: FLIR, Rogue, Wilson & more
    Ben, Speaking of cell boosters, have you seen this regarding booster registration? http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2013/02/fcc-orders-cell-boosters-to-be-registered-or-turned-off/ Also, according to the FCC FAQ on this ruling ( http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html ) boosters meeting the new regs are not yet available. It would be interesting if someone...
  • Commented on Fusion MS-IP700 and -NRX200, hands-on #1
    I should have replied to my post earlier. The solution from Fusion's US office is basically to ignore the shape of the connector, line up the pins and push til it fits. For me, that unseated two of the pins...
  • Commented on Fusion MS-IP700 and -NRX200, hands-on #1
    Has anyone successfully connected their IP700 to a sirius tuner? As far as I can tell, Fusion messed up with the connector. I am using the SiriusXM SXV200 which is the successor to the SXV100 which is the tuner that...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    Hi Jim, The NMEA 2000 protocol is published, but not freely available. If you're looking to get started parsing the N2k data, I'd highly recommend getting an Actisense NGT-1 and downloading OpenSkipper to have a look at their code. Unfortunately,...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    Kees: No worries, I figured you probably had those PGNs already covered, but more info never hurt. I've also got a Garmin 5212 that sends out a few messages. Any interest in what it has to say? And finally, I'm...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    Kees: I sent you some captures from packetlogger, did you get those? I've also have some pretty good CAN analysis tools at my disposal. Where I work, we do a lot of embedded development and all of our hardware uses...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    Nexus has a wireless windvane: http://www.nexusmarine.se/templates/Products____31.aspx?epslanguage=EN&productId={BEE55D28-0652-4A2D-BBD7-9455FC9945FE} Solar powered with battery backup, so TackTick aren't the only game in town. I think both Bluetooth and Zibgee have applications in shipboard wireless communications. They're not they only 2.4GHz options though, just the...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    I suspect that the NGT-1-USB and NGT-1-ISO are basically the same board. Although it would be nice to get the ISO version, it's not necessary. If we need to interface the NGT-1 to another microcontroller, the TTL level serial lines...
  • Commented on NMEA Open Source Project
    Kenyon, Its good to hear that there are more people out there who want open hardware and software as part of their instrument systems. I've been working on my own for a little while now and would love to have...
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