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NORTHSTAR 800: DISPLAY QUESTION..??

Old 04-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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Got an old Northstar 800 from a friend to use and some secret TD numbers from another guy to fish on. Unit worked last year when I hooked it up just to see if it worked.

This year, armed with TDs in hand and my GPS in the other, I power the unit up and the system check is all good. Then in the top displayed the appropriate number for my region (9960) and the lower unit displays 'Search'. Nothing after that.

That was it for 10 minutes unit I closed off the unit.. I called the Coast Guard to see it Loran was out in my neck of the woods but they had no idea.

Have any of you guy experienced the same scenario with your units ever..?? Does it sound like the unit will lock on eventually if I wait long enough..??

Other thoughts..??

Thanks for your responses.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:52 PM
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Check your antenna coupler connections. If they're good,the coupler might be shot.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:21 AM
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If the coupler is OK , it may help to punch in your approx TD position to narrow it's search for acquisition.
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:31 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I had a buddy come down with his unit so could issolate the trouble to the antenna or coupler or the unit.

His unit also did not function and got the same '9960 Search' screen.

Checked the antenna w/ Ohm meter no problem. It is the coupler.

Need to hunt for one.

Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:35 AM
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Nightides,

I know where you can find a coupler for the 800.

Bill
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:59 AM
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CAPT BILL:

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