Guys, read the manual. Northstar uses a proprietary cable for the AIS connection which, if I understand the manual correctly, leads to the correct port, which is not
the generic NMEA I/O port, locked at 4800.
My first cut at a reply, before I RTFM
, included the phrase "in a crowded environment
, AIS at 4800 will break your heart". The length of any one AIS sentence and the frequency at which they're sent by any receiver will swamp a 4800 port, with resulting problems and frustration. In short, forget it.
It appears, however, that Northstar/Navman left a backdoor open for AIS but you need their combined Fuel
Management/AIS (what sort of combo is that
???) cable to start the process. Frankly, this is a good argument for dropping this plotter like a hot rock. But since it seems Cruisingmoon is stuck with it, I guess he's gonna have to play along.
If only he'd talked to us before buying