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tboy1978 10-20-2008 01:18 AM

Lowrance radar overlay
I have a little project to get radar overlay to my friends boat. He has "old" 7500 global map with LRA-1500. We have an extra extra heading sensor which gives out nmea0183 heading at 10Hz so we'd rather use it and save some bucks without having to buy nmea2000 compatible compass.

I'd need some info from the guys who have managed to get overlay to work on the older lowrance models. I was thinking of the following setup, any thoughts if it'll work?

-Actisense NGW-1 to change the compass nmea0183 to nmea2000.
-Lowrance red to blue cable to change the new nmea2000 to old lowrance blue network.
-Lowrance blue T-connector

There is an excisting blue network on the boat.

Anyone happen to know if there's a store where you can all the components from the same place?

Thanks for your input.

tboy1978 10-21-2008 01:17 AM

Re: Lowrance radar overlay
Not sure if it's out yet. I struggled with the same problem last winter when trying figure out how to make it work on LCX-111 but I decided to update my units to GM9200 + LCX37 which made it a little easier, not cheaper tho :)

I sent mail to Jim so I'm sure we'll have our solutions pretty soon.

KansasM 10-22-2008 01:17 PM

Re: Lowrance radar overlay
I mailed Actisense a couple of times hoping to get a release date on the converter but eventually gave up waiting. Instead I bought a NMEA200 compliant Simrad RC42 compass (together with a new autopilot). I works perfectly giving radar overlay on my LCX 110 and LRA-1500, so thats another way to go.

tboy1978 10-23-2008 05:43 AM

Re: Lowrance radar overlay
Heh , I called Lowrance tech support here in Finland and asked if it's possible to get the overlay on those older models and the guy said no, it's only possible with the newer models...
ehm , hard to believe the tech when KansasM has overlay on an older model unit.

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