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07-19-2019, 06:35 AM
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Posted By jhebert

For advice on making NMEA-0183 connects go to: ...

For advice on making NMEA-0183 connects go to:

NMEA-0183 Interface Data Collection - CONTINUOUSWAVE (http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=816)
07-18-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By jhebert

Connect the ICOM M304 and the Lowrance ELITE 5...

Connect the ICOM M304 and the Lowrance ELITE 5 via NMEA-0183.

The chart plotter will send position data to the radio.

Buying and installing a new radio with integral GNSS receiver is not...
07-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By jhebert

The radio probably suffered water intrusion. ...

The radio probably suffered water intrusion.

A new DSC radio is only about $140. Unless the seller or manufacturer offers a free replacement or a very substantial discount on a replacement, your...
07-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By jhebert

My father, who if he were still alive would be...

My father, who if he were still alive would be 109-years-old, used that phrase. I have not heard it in decades.

The most likely cause of the problem you are having transferring a file must be in...
07-04-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By jhebert

I have written about the Standard-Horizon GX1850...

I have written about the Standard-Horizon GX1850 radio and commented on the green lamp to indicate the squelch is open. See

Standard-Horizon GX1850 VHF Marine Band DSC Radio - CONTINUOUSWAVE...
07-04-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By jhebert

Anecdotal comparisons are not particularly...

Anecdotal comparisons are not particularly valuable, particularly when they acknowledge no familiarity with one of the products in the comparison.

In order for a DSC radio to be sold in the USA,...
07-04-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By jhebert

I don't consider using LIGHT to mean that visual...

I don't consider using LIGHT to mean that visual sensation we see and using LAMP to mean a device that creates light is particularly pedantic. I thought making this distinction in word usage might...
07-04-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By jhebert

To be clear, to protect the conductor in a...

To be clear, to protect the conductor in a circuit the over-current protection has to be at the source of the electrical power, not at the load end.
07-03-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 543
Posted By jhebert

There are no FUSES for LIGHT. Fuses are used...

There are no FUSES for LIGHT.

Fuses are used on electrical circuits. If you have an electrical power circuit feeding a LAMP, you can select a fuse that is:

--sized to protect the lamp from...
07-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By jhebert

There is nothing particular about the VHF Marine...

There is nothing particular about the VHF Marine Band radio being made by Standard-Horizon that would affect the choice of antenna.



Using reception as the basis for selection of an antenna for...
06-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By jhebert

I think you are asking about a chart plotter, not...

I think you are asking about a chart plotter, not about global navigation satellite systems. But in case you are asking about which GNSS to use, I suggest you use the U.S. Air Force Global Navigation...
06-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By jhebert

The M531 switch can be used for control of...

The M531 switch can be used for control of navigation lighting, but there are limitations. I explain:

If the underway lamps are completely separate from the at-anchor lamps, the M531 switch will...
06-29-2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By jhebert

For details of Cole-Hersee switches see ...

For details of Cole-Hersee switches see

continuousWave: Whaler: Reference: Navigation Light Switch (http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/navLightSwitch.html)
06-26-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By jhebert

Your supposition was correct.

Your supposition was correct.
06-19-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,978
Posted By jhebert

100 Amperes at 12 Volts is 1,200-Watts or 1.2...

100 Amperes at 12 Volts is 1,200-Watts or 1.2 KVA.

The E-TEC G2 55-Volt alternator is internal to the EMM. I would not count on the 50-Amperes at 14-Volts charging output to be rated for...
06-13-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By jhebert

No problem except the cost of the splitter, the...

No problem except the cost of the splitter, the compatibility of connectors, compatibility of the active antenna, and the added complexity.

I can't see use of a passive power divider (splitter)...
06-13-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By jhebert

I recommend you carefully review the procedure...

I recommend you carefully review the procedure for sending a distress alert via DSC with your radio. Connect the radio to a 50-Ohm dummy load so there is no chance of actually transmitting a signal....
06-12-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By jhebert

I did see a GPS Splitter at "GPS Source". It is a...

I did see a GPS Splitter at "GPS Source". It is a passive power divider. It cost $800. It uses N-Connectors. It depends on an active antenna having enough signal output from amplification at the...
06-12-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By jhebert

Providing a CLASS-D DSC radio with an automatic...

Providing a CLASS-D DSC radio with an automatic update of the boat position is an option. If you don't have the radio connected to another device that provides position, you can enter the position...
06-12-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By jhebert

Evinrude makes an accessory sensor that fits onto...

Evinrude makes an accessory sensor that fits onto their oil tanks. The sensor is usually sold in a kit with a NMEA-2000 sensor that connects to the tank sensor, and then outputs a NMEA-2000 PGN for...
06-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,286
Posted By jhebert

A Class-D DSC radio will work without connection...

A Class-D DSC radio will work without connection to a GPS receiver. The only element that stops DSC from working is failure to enter an MMSI.
06-11-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jhebert

Good suggestion. That notion that someone who has...

Good suggestion. That notion that someone who has little familiarity with electricity and with DC wiring on recreational boats in particular will be able to learn enough to become competent at...
06-11-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 755
Posted By jhebert

I am confused by your use of the terms antenna...

I am confused by your use of the terms antenna and splitter, and perhaps you are, too.

An antenna is not a complete radio receiver. It is just an aerial for the receiver. In the case of radio...
06-10-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By jhebert

In the case of a cabin lamp not illuminating, the...

In the case of a cabin lamp not illuminating, the first test to make is to verify the lightbulb in the lamp fixture is not burned out.

Remove the lightbulb and measure its resistance; a burned out...
06-10-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By jhebert

That's the point. There does not seem to be a VHF...

That's the point. There does not seem to be a VHF Marine Band radio qualified to DSC Class-H or Class-D that has a USB port that charges the battery.



That is a very interesting and not too...
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