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Old 02-27-2015, 05:36 AM
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Hi All - To you Sirius weather users out there does anyone have any (Pics to contrast the two) opinions on who displays it better? (I have a Garmin 1040 and Simrad NSS8)
Simrad HW being more expensive.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:12 AM
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Both vendors now use Sirius to deleiver the weather but both use different weather delivery vendors. Garmin has the best animation and warning area displays while Simrad has better SST inf Garmin is right on their heels.

This is the new Garmin SST displays using the GXM 52 ...... video

https://vimeo.com/86897668

https://vimeo.com/85531096

NEXRAD animation ....

https://vimeo.com/85384471



Garmin GXM 52

Video ... Garmin 840 and 741 NEXRAD

http://vid676.photobucket.com/albums...s/MVI_0353.mp4

http://vid676.photobucket.com/albums...s/MVI_0352.mp4


















SST ...












Surface Map








Simrad NSS8 Sirus Weather WM2 ....

SST






















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Hi Tom - Thanks for the tremendous amount of info !
I particularly like your comment about Simrad showing SST better, more helpful to find where the bait may be lurking?

Here's one for everyone, since both "antennas" are communicating NMEA200 is it (wishfull thinking) that either my Garmin or Simrad could get data from whatever antenna I choose?

Andrew
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Each system will see the others Sirius antenna but cannot use them. The SST info is min 6 -8 hours time late. Garmins animation in the NEXRAD vs NOWRAD is superior.
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
The SST info is min 6 -8 hours time late..
Great post, I was wondering where or how you determined this? I am certain it's not 100 percent realtime but mine seems to update at 630am 1030am and 230am. Sometimes it seems like I more updates than others.

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