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Furuno 1650 No Fix problem

Old 10-05-2008, 05:56 PM
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Default Furuno 1650 No Fix problem

My position is not being found it keeps saying no fix, this happen out of nowhere. I thought it was the antenna but that seems to be in place I tried to run a test but it all seems fine. Does anyone know what can be the cause? Has anyone had experience in this before, I took to mechanic but he said he only knows Garmin. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:17 PM
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Default RE: Furuno 1650 No Fix problem

Double check that you've got the proper volatage to the unit.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:21 PM
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LI Grady - 10/5/2008 6:17 PM Double check that you've got the proper volatage to the unit.
and that the antenna cable connection is clean and solid.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:08 PM
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If the TNC connector on the antenna is in good shape, and the boat voltage is good then check the output from the display. Remove the Antenna's TNC connector, and connect a voltmeter to the female TNC connector on the 1650. Put one lead on the centre, the other on the threads. On the DC range the voltage should read somewhere close to 5 Volts +/- 5%. If the voltage here is constant, get a GPA-017 from your dealer. Connect it, and throw the antenna on the roof and see if it goes away.

The intermittent problem leads me to agree with sickcat - connector may be at fault.

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:19 PM
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I will attempt to read the voltage tomorrow. I took the furuno 1650 to the a marine electronics store dealer and he plugged in and got a fix right away. I took apart the GPA017 antenna checked for any splices on top, checked the connecter took out the needle and then put back and still no fix. I am scarred i buy a new antenna and same problem so I will go with voltage.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:32 PM
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I understand your concern. The Marine Dealer has an ideal power supply, and an operational antenna on the roof. If you are not receiving any alarms on board for voltage your anntenna may have died. It happenes. A new antenna is $ 75.00 USD, might be time for a new one.

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