Henning

Henning

  • Commented on Simrad 4G radar offshore performances issues?
    Because of the focus of FCMW radar on short range, I always considered a low mounting position as natural for a 3G/4G. On the average (sloop-rigged) sailboat, that is a pole at the stern. I also once had a magnetron...
  • Commented on Airmar CS4500 Part I (Reliable Boat Speed)
    I wrote above that my CS4500 reads grossly incorrect when there is a cross-current. I think I may change that to "in silty water" (the two often go hand in hand). Based on that, I wouldn't recommend it in a...
  • Commented on Navico WR10 Wireless Pilot Controller & BT-1 Bluetooth-to-N2K gateway
    Thank you very much for this report Richard. I was waiting for just such a feedback....
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Anonymous, if this is in regard to faulty MARPA I believe we have determined that MARPA processing occurs in the radar dome not the MFD (as I have found MARPA targets to appear on an MFD that is not the...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Ben, a mother in our daughter's kindergarden did this for a living and gave us a little insight. I heard rumors and opinions from friends and colleagues. And the Russian government does it big time (thousands of comparatively well paid...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    "understandably reluctant to participate in an online debate": I clearly see general reluctancy but have never understood why. I would think that this would be the cheapest and best way to be responsive. The fact that more and more advertisement...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Coming from the question "is Simrad MARPA is significantly more screwy than others?", Ben asks the valid question "and if so, does it even matter?". To this, I would add the third question "and if yes, what to do?" I...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Kees: I have just checked: If I acquire a MARPA target on my B&G Zeus Touch 7 in the cockpit, the MARPA target is displayed on the Simrad NSS7 at the nav station even when the radar screen was not...
  • Commented on MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad?
    Peter's comment makes a lot of sense to me and his experience clearly shows that the problem is not tied to the 4G or Broadband radar but to "Navico" or, at least, NSS and NSO and their supported radars. Before...
  • Commented on Simrad RS35 VHF & HS35 wireless handset, testing pretty well
    I considered that a great function, too, but found that at the end of our sabbatical I had not used it once. It's just that voice-calling big ships on channel 16 is what everyone does, has always done and apparently...
  • Commented on New Simrad Autopilots, 100% NMEA 2000, almost
    Richard, there is a setting for the AC12/AC42 which in my Simrad NSS autopilot configuration is called "Navigation change limit" with explanation "A course change more than the limit will require verification". There are 3 values to chose from: 10°,...
  • Commented on Airmar CS4500 Part I (Reliable Boat Speed)
    My CS4500 is from 2011, installed early 2012. I have used it during a sailing sabbatical as well as normal weekend and vacation use before and after that. It is still working reasonably good and has no fouling problems. I...
  • Commented on WiFi MFD's, Navico GoFree promises more than met
    "that mobile devices that connect to the GoFree WiFi can also access the Internet via *another* router connected to the GoFree network" For user devices (not servers) it's rarely a good idea to connect to two networks at the same...
  • Commented on NMEA okays Signal K, a milestone in marine electronics?
    "help make it happen": OK, but how? I am interested, have read much of the information on signalk.org, the Google group, Bill's blog, and I always wanted to play with a Raspberry PI or Arduino but didn't so far for...
  • Commented on Volvo Ocean 65, powered by Mastervolt Li Ion
    In the Vestas Wind report it says the LFP battery was taken to the beach where it was found to have burned up. Did the burning up happen on the beach or while still in the boat, partly submerged? I...
  • Commented on Simrad Halo solid-state open-array radar, what you get
    A very interesting development. One question, though, since it claims dual range capability and is only supported by NSS evo2 and NSO evo2: On page 19 of the "NSO-II Marine Processor Installation Manual" it still says "NSO-II only support one...
  • Commented on Navico WR10 Wireless Pilot Controller & BT-1 Bluetooth-to-N2K gateway
    A very nice looking product and just what I wanted. I have been enviously looking at NKE pilots for years for this feature. However, NKE's unit is also a MOB fob. I wish Navico would have done this as well....
  • Commented on Onboard WiFi and cell booster strategies, the diagrams
    I have looked at the Bitstorm XTREME MJ and find that for a 1*14 standard antenna mount, it has the same mounting problem as does the Wave Wifi Rogue Pro: The cable has to be attached before the unit is...
  • Commented on AMEC Camino 701 Class A AIS, first with a nearly complete NMEA 2000 interface
    I've discussed the question of opening the N2K port for input of heading with two pretty technical staff at the AMEC booth at METS last November. I was told, they would seriously consider a request for this development if it...
  • Commented on Simple marine cell boosting: Wilson Sleek 4G (weBoost Drive 4G) and Digital Antenna Bullet
    Thank you Howard. Yes I have TNC on the LMR400 at the moment. I would try to locate a LMR-400 to male SME (SMA?) and on this, use the "pigtail": www.thiecom.de/pig14fme-antennen-adapter-sierrawireless-compass.html for connection to the proprietary connector on the Huawei...
  • Commented on Simple marine cell boosting: Wilson Sleek 4G (weBoost Drive 4G) and Digital Antenna Bullet
    What are the limits on cable length with LMR-400? The Digital Antenna 1264 Bullet might make a good replacement for my external iridium antenna which I won't be needing anymore for a while and which already has a run of...
  • Commented on Icom M424G & 324G VHF with GPS, and DSC embarrassment
    Jim writes "exactly what your recreational chart plotter will do with data sent to it from the radio seems to be up to the particular manufacturer". So far as I can see, most plotters create a waypoint at that location....
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Let's say that I am presenting a case to Navico that a decent level of cross-platform compatibility can easily be of benefit to customers and therefore pay dividends in added sales. Also: I find it quite natural that there is...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    another question: years ago I looked at the market for cockpit instruments with LCD screen and had focused on Furuno RD-33. Then the B&G Tritons appeared and I happily went for them, mostly because of the product-family-compatibility-assumption. This was later...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Well, I had hoped Navico might take a step back from these harsh statements - in fact I still hope they do. So does that mean that chart sharing can go away at any time? And that a support call...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    To clarify: the support policy we are discussing, AFAIK, applies to "Ethernet" issues only, not N2K. My interpretation of this would be that: - interoperability of MFDs of different brands is not supported (this could theoretically include sharing charts, though...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Yes that is also relevant for anyone trying to decide between Simrad and B&G units based on the same hardware. In late 2013 I made such a decision and chose a B&G to add to an otherwise Simrad installation for...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Steve: no it's not Henning from Baracuda. I haven't been to Samos or anywhere else in the Mediterranean. The GoFree app will show on a tablet the scaled-up screen of the MFD - the low resolution of the small size...
  • Commented on Simrad NSS evo2, multi-touch 7-inch to 16-inch and beyond
    Steve: I have had quite a long and sad experience with the original Zeus which, if you care to, you can read up here: https://www.panbo.com/archives/2014/02/navico_writers_event_2014_bg_simrad_lowrance_product_highlights.html My problem was fixed in the end but only as our sailing sabbatical came to...
  • Commented on Simrad 4G radar offshore performances issues?
    Kees: my 4G radar is 4metres/13ft above the water. And I had already thought of your boat as the ideal test platform to answer this question: a 4G radar mounted higher and going to the same sea area as I...
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