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tuna101
03-25-2012, 06:34 AM
I have a Globalmap 7200C and a LRA-1800. I want to use radar overlay and was wondering is the Maretron SSC200 would work with just using 0183 input. The only thing that is hooked to the globalmap is the external GPS antennea.


capecuddy
03-25-2012, 10:03 AM
If you are using NMEA 0183, you might consider this and save some bucks:

http://www.thegpsstore.com/KVH-AutoComp-1000-Heading-Sensor-P1934.aspx?gclid=COvb1r7Dgq8CFYNo4Aod6Gpq4g

tuna101
03-25-2012, 11:38 AM
Hey capecuddy,
I found a maretron that was originally made for mercury. It doesnt have the NMEA2000 capability but it does have the 0183 output. I am not sure that just because it is branded as a mercury NMEA2000 output that it wouldnt work for 0183 input as a heading senser.


abbor
03-25-2012, 03:10 PM
Maretron SSC200 works fine with NMEA 183 interface only. It's an accurate compass, but the calibration process is a bit cumbersome without a Maretron display. I used a RS232 to RS422 converter and sent somewhat cryptic commands from a terminal emulator software (Hyperterminal)



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