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Old 05-09-2015, 17:02   #46
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Re: B&G V50 radio issues

I'm fairly certain that the "DSC call from the plotter" option is only for the 2nd Generation plotters. My Zeus T7 doesn't seem to have the ability either and I did do some investigating on the subject.

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Not there for me. Boo.
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Re: B&G V50 radio issues

Does anyone have know of a change log for the software update that's more specific than the fact that it adds MFD DSC calling and "additionally a number of software improvements have been implemented"? We have an RS35 and HS35 with intermittent bugs (stops scanning randomly, causes bus errors on startup, etc.). If the update addresses those I'd like to do it, but I don't want to go through the trouble of traveling to a dealer mid-season to get the HS35 updated if I'll still have the same problems afterward.


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Re: B&G V50 radio issues

The update includes the DSC call fuction from the Evo2 ploters. Some other fixes are listed below.

Channel scan pausing
AIS vessel names reported over NMEA2000 incorrectly
Alarming for own MMSI number
and NMEA2000 network improvements.

Updating the wireless handsets is not critical but you may see some funny characters due to font mismatches. but it will not affect the handsets performance.
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Re: B&G V50 radio issues

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Some other fixes are listed below.

Channel scan pausing
AIS vessel names reported over NMEA2000 incorrectly
Alarming for own MMSI number
and NMEA2000 network improvements.
Thanks! The "own ship" MMSI identification is a must-have for me. I didn't notice an AIS vessel name problem, but I'd want that fix, too.

I do have some ability to connect my laptop to my N2K bus via my Vesper AIS.

Anyone know if this would be sufficient to do an update in place, or am I stuck ripping the thing out and dragging it to a dealer?
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I do have some ability to connect my laptop to my N2K bus via my Vesper AIS.
Its worth a try. That software update tool I linked earlier should work if you can connect to the N2K Bus. But no guarantees.

If not, do you know anyone who has a Navico system you could plug in to to run the update? Any Simrad, B&G or Lowrance MFD would work.
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Thanks for the heads up! Excited to see if it enables the mmsi calling from the plotter
Did it enable dsc calling from plotter
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