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onemilehigh 08-18-2011 08:44 PM

Matrix GX2150 to HDS10
 
After reviewing the options out there for connecting those tiny wires used for NMEA 0183 I found some nice waterproof connectors that worked great. This allows me to disconnect the radio in the future if I need to and I don't have to try and crimp 22-24 awg wires!

Part# 626-1373-ND
Part# 626-1377-ND

Purchased at http://www.digikey.com

Hope this helps someone else out when connecting 0183 devices.
http://media.digikey.com/photos/Cone...s/43-00092.jpg

parobellum 09-01-2011 09:37 PM

Hopefully this is not to basic, but what am I buying to hook the gx2150 to my hds-10 - is it a single cable, a combination?

OnTheHorizon 09-02-2011 12:08 PM

HDS10 connection to GX2150
 
Parobellum

Both the plotter and the radio have bare wires (no connector supplied) so you will need to purchase and install a connector (i like trailer hitch connectors / cables), solder and heat shink the wires or use a terminal strip.

If you visit www.standardhorizon.com, click on owner's manuals, scroll down to GX2150 you will find a document called "Wiring HDS 8 & 10 to GX2150. Download this document to see the wire connections between the two products.

If you want to discuss, call me at 800/767-2450.

Best regards,

Scott Iverson
Product Manager
Standard Horizon
s.iverson@vxstdusa.com

k7pmi 09-21-2011 10:44 PM

Nice unit but be advised that this radio has a built-in limitation that it will not look for and display AIS signals beyond 15 miles. Hopefully Standard will come out with an upgrade to correct this limitation.

PtJudeRI 09-22-2011 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by k7pmi (Post 4039536)
Nice unit but be advised that this radio has a built-in limitation that it will not look for and display AIS signals beyond 15 miles. Hopefully Standard will come out with an upgrade to correct this limitation.

In regards to this, there is no dedicated AIS antenna with the unit, as you would have with a stand alone AIS A or B. So you are using your VHF antenna for the duty, thus limiting your range....

sandyda 09-23-2011 10:51 AM

I think you are both in error. My 2100 picks up AIS targets ridiculously far away, and using my existing VHF antenna saves money and works good. If this were a Class B AIS that continuously transmitted my position it might be a different matter.

capecuddy 09-23-2011 06:15 PM

Answered this on another VHF thread....The 15 mile limit seems to apply only to what gets displayed on that teeny display on the radio. There is another setting for maximum range and I believe it is out to 50 miles! That's for AIS targets sent to the chartplotter.


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