Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

Old 05-10-2008, 02:45 AM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: marblehead
Posts: 2,398
Received 65 Likes on 52 Posts
Default Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

Has anyone actually wired up a Garmin 4/5000 series to a Sitex AIS black box. I was wondering how the NMEA wiring went for you and what leads went where? The Sitex schematics are a little less than desired.
Old 05-10-2008, 08:01 AM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

Isn't that a rebadged Nasa AIS receiver? Did it come with a cable with a Db9 connector? Have you figured out how to set one of the Garmin Com Ports to 38,400 baud?
Old 05-10-2008, 08:42 AM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: marblehead
Posts: 2,398
Received 65 Likes on 52 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

sandyda - 5/10/2008 8:01 AM

Isn't that a rebadged Nasa AIS receiver? Did it come with a cable with a Db9 connector? Have you figured out how to set one of the Garmin Com Ports to 38,400 baud?
Nasa? I know my boat looks like a spaceship with all the electronics on it but I didn't know that. Yes it came with a Db9 which they said to cut off and wire the black to nmea+, ignore red and shield to ground. I have it powered up and it says all is good and occasionally see the recieve light blink. I've yet to take the boat out close enough for commercial traffic to confirm it is working. Both Sitex and Garmin have conflicting schematics for AIS nmea protocol. Garmin does accept the correct sentencing. Any input as to actual wiring would be helpful. Thanks,
Old 05-11-2008, 06:59 AM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

This NASA is a low end electronics manufacturer in England. Several people on this site have successfully connected a slightly more expensive AIS receiver [SR161] to Garmins accross the product range, from 182C's to 5XXX's but there were quite a few reports of problems connecting and using the NASA receiver.
Make sure you are wired to an otherwise unused comm port, and set its speed to 38,400. Use the NMEA in wires, and connect positive to positive, and shield to negative. Update the firmware in the Garmin. You won't even see the AIS page until you have a good connection.
Old 05-11-2008, 12:31 PM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: marblehead
Posts: 2,398
Received 65 Likes on 52 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

Sandyda, All is well in Garmin Land. Thank you for suggesting to change the baud rate from Nmea Standard to Fast on the Comm. Page. It works like a charm with targets as far away as 25km. Not bad for $299.00. Thanks again,
Old 05-13-2008, 10:01 AM
  #6  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Annapolis
Posts: 1,929
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

That is very good reception, but I suspect you are getting some of those targets from a repeater station. No bad deal either way.
Old 05-13-2008, 01:30 PM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: marblehead
Posts: 2,398
Received 65 Likes on 52 Posts
Default Re: Sitex AIS to Garmin 4212

Good point, for there was no line of sight for any of those targets.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.