I am not able to figure out how to start a thread, so please forgive me for
entering this one, to pose a question about installing AIS
My boat is in Portugal
and I need to bring with me (from Los Angeles)
all necessary plugs and cables
. From the ICOM
MXA-5000 I need to run a cable
to my Macbook. (OpenCPN already running.) The Macbook has the
usual telephone jack, a miniport and two USB ports
. The cable from the
receiver is just one pair of wires. The term RS 422 desribes either the
or the wire. Can anyone give me some advice about this?
There is also the possibility of connecting a GPS
to the AIS receiver,
Here the problem is how to connect to the GPS
. Again, just one pair of wires.
The term RS 232C is used in this connection.
Finally, do I need an AIS driver in addition to what I have with OpenCPN
Any advice will be most sincerely appreciated.