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Actisense NGW-1-ISO Firmware Upgraded fixes incorrect Position passed to Icom M504

Posted on Thu 08 December 2011 in articles • Tagged with Nav Station, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Communications, VHF

I have been noticing a problem with the position displayed in my Icom M504 VHF. My current latitude is 24°09.200N. But the VHF was displaying 2°49.200. The GPS data is fed to my VHF and my SCS PTC-IIUSB modem from the NMEA 2000 network via the …


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Way behind on the blog… Baja Ha-Ha XVIII Pics

Posted on Mon 07 November 2011 in articles • Tagged with Baja Ha-Ha XVIII, Destinations - Mexico, NMEA 2000, Systems - Sails

Not many updates from us in a while, too much fun, too little wifi. I did want to take a second and throw up the link to the Baja Ha-Ha XVIII Flickr group I created. http://www.flickr.com/groups/bajahahaxviii/

This has nothing to do with Latitude 38. If …


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NMEA Data Sharing Across Applications and Platforms

Posted on Fri 23 September 2011 in articles • Tagged with Coastal Explorer, Geek, Maretron, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

With a Maretron USB100 NMEA-0183 Gateway and an Actisense NGT-1 NMEA 2000 gateway I was struggling to get the NMEA data to all the applications on my PC, iPAD and iPhone. Many applications can not only connect to the an NMEA data source but also share the data on another …


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Maretron DST100 Installed

Posted on Mon 25 July 2011 in articles • Tagged with Maretron, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

Maretron DST800 Transducer and fairing block

When we purchased the boat we had a non-working knot meter and a single function transducer with a display located only on an internal bulkhead in the aft cabin. The new gorgeously installed Maretron DST100 instrument will measure Depth, Speed and Temperature.

I just have to get a cable to …


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12V DC Ship’s Computer by Aleutia

Posted on Thu 17 March 2011 in articles • Tagged with Buying Guide, Gear, Geek, Navigation, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

I just ordered the PC which will become the heart of our navigation systems--the Aleutia P1 Marine PC (@Aleutia).

I have probably spent 4 the equivalent of four full days mostly late at night looking into fanless PCs that either designed to be run on 12V DC power or happen …


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One more little thing to finish the electronics

Posted on Tue 08 February 2011 in articles • Tagged with Maretron, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

Maretron
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This is a Maretron FA-CF-90, it is a field installable right angle connector and it's what I need to finish the install of Maretron DSM250 the instrument display in my cockpit completing all the critical electronics systems.

NMEA …


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Thinking about AIS Integration

Posted on Mon 27 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Geek, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

I’m starting to get back into the electronics projects one of which is the AIS solution.

What is AIS you ask?

Non Sailor Elevator Pitch: AIS is a radio based system that large vessels use to transmit information within their local area about who they are, where they are …


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NMEA 2000 & 0183 Interop Testing

Posted on Fri 01 October 2010 in articles • Tagged with Maretron, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

The timing of this post is triggered by the fact that all the NMEA big wigs are here in Seattle so I thought I’d take a second and tell you my experience thus far.

Ben over at Panbo has been plugging together a stack of NMEA 2000 gear. I …


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Installing Maretron NMEA 2000 connector on bulk Maretron Mid (Blue) Cable

Posted on Tue 10 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Geek, Maretron, NMEA 2000, Systems - Electronics

Here’s a quick step by step on how to use the Maretron field installable connectors. These are useful when you want to run a wire in a mast or through the deck and you don’t want to use a bulkhead fitting but you’d rather use something like …


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Maretron NMEA 2000 Network and Instruments Installations

Posted on Fri 06 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Maretron, NMEA 2000, Projects, Systems - Electronics

20100806-DSC_8802]({static}../images/old_flickr/orig/4867685540.jpg "20100806-DSC_8802 by deepplaya, on Flickr")

There’s a shot of my Maretron DSM250 (in red on block mode) displaying data from my NMEA 200 network I finished roughing in last night (or I guess this morning) about 0200. I’m calling it a rough-in …


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