Joined: Mar 26, 2006 Posts: 417 Location: Mannheim / Germany
Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:59 pm Post subject:
Could you give us a few more details on your hardware configuration.
A Raystar 112 GPS can be used as NMEA or SeaTalk device.
You you have connected it as NMEA directly to the navcenter 600 ?
Or is there anything like a SeaTalk Nmea Bridge between the GPS and the navcanter ? If yes - does the bridge have a display ?
If you use it as NMEA GPS, you could connect the GPS to a different device and see if it does receive anything. Don't know what you have available. Maybe a GMDSS VHF with NMEA-IN Port ?
Or, you could connect it to a PC using it's RS232 Port or a USB<->RS232 converter. When you start a terminal programm on this PC, you should see GPS data.
The GPS antenna is a NMEA and connected to the GPS port on the NAV600.
Seatalk (wind, clause haul, speed, depth, compass, navdata, autopilot) is connected and I have your bridge connected to the NMEA so that I had connection to my laptop with all data.
By the way, I am considering to buy your multiplexer as well, as I now also have a AIS receiver so two RS232 for connection to the laptop.
Evrything had been working till september 2010, when I had last used this system. While starting up yesterday, I noted the date from 2010 on the intialisation screen, and I could not change it. I only got the error message that the GPS connection was not good. Checked that, but visually ok. Just like before.
I first wanted to check the functionality of the GPS.
Your tip to connect to RS232 and check as a terminal session is good. Will do that. If you have any other ideas, I appreciate any thoughts.
By the way, saw that you have an update for the seatalk bridge, but downloading it, only gives a new page with hex data. IS that correct? Save it as a .txt file?
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