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Old 18-01-2015, 12:11   #16
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Re: Advice needed. Is this a good deal from Defender?

[QUOTE=CaptTom;1727572]I bought one. It came in the mail Thursday. Defender ships fast!


Logged in to purchase one of these and I am getting the message that it will not ship due to battery. A: how did you get them to ship it? or B: anybody else in DC/Baltimore, Annapolis want to go in on a trip up to pick them up if they won't ship?
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Re: Advice needed. Is this a good deal from Defender?

Look closer, it's just telling you that it cannot ship by air due to the lithium battery.


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yea... see that now.. ships UPS for $12.00... not bad...
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I fitted 'cheap' VHF radios for years but eventually went to an Icom. I was verysupprised at how much clearer the transmission was and how much more range it gave me (100miles plus to the high coast guard aerials on occasions). Also worked faultlessly for 10years plus. I think you get what you pay for. If it was 'high quality' and is now 'old stock' it should be a deal and would not worry that they are bringing out a new model.
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I couldn't pass it up as I was in the market to buy one.
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Re: Advice needed. Is this a good deal from Defender?

Has anyone interfaced this unit or it's twin the simrad RS35 with a classic E120? I have the Raymarine HS5 switch in the system and I am hoping to connect the radio directly to that using a cable adaptor but not finding any info online.


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Re: Advice needed. Is this a good deal from Defender?

They would not ship USPS but did ship UPS because of the Lithium battery
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Has anyone interfaced this unit or it's twin the simrad RS35 with a classic E120? I have the Raymarine HS5 switch in the system and I am hoping to connect the radio directly to that using a cable adaptor but not finding any info online.


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If anyone else needs to do this, this is how I did it. The classic E120 will only except AIS data at 38400 baud on the NMEA 0183 port. The radio will only except GPS data in on the NMEA 0183 at 4800 baud. So you have two solutions, buy a multiplexer or do the following. Purchase the following Raymarine cables, T70134, A06061, A06045. Cost with shipping from sailsmarine.com $156.63. Use the cables to feed GPS to the radio from the seatalk 2 terminal to the NMEA 2000 input on the radio. You may have to cut and splice one connection depending on where you locate the 5-way connector. Then feed the AIS signal from the radio to the NMEA 0183 port using two wires, (I used shielded but not sure if necessary). I had the NMEA 0183 cable that fits the E120 (R08004) laying around, if you needed to buy, it would be better to go with the multiplexer as this cable is hard to find and pricey.


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