Just coming up to the end of the refit
and its time to have the electronics
talk to each other. I would like some advice on how I should do this to make sure I'm on track.
2 x win7 laptops
Nobeltech Ethernet Radar
Standard Horizon Spectrum+
Lowrance Elite 4 with NMEA
The idea here is that I get 2 USB to RS232
and load my two licenses of Time Zero onto the laptops. One gets vac bagged and stowed. I also have OpenCPN
and some more charts
on them as well.
The Lowrance has sentences for gps
which come out of the NMEA
optional harness I picked up as a BLACK, YELLOW, ORANGE.
I want this information to go into the USB-RS232 cable on the laptop
. I have a cable and pinouts for it but not sure which is the talky and listen. I tried a few ways but nothing so far.
Now we have the old Furuno
32 but I'm not sure if I want to run it to give GPS
to the VHF
or use the signal from the Lowrance?
We have many redundant sources for GPS including a couple of garmin
pucks in an emergency
. I am thinking that grabbing a signal multiplexor or something like that would help, or do I just wire the devices direct?
wires are GRAY, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, WHITE, BROWN and a small paired set which I think is the PA speaker.
Lastly there is a pair of wires leading for the EPIRB
. It says it provides GPS updates to the unit etc. Just a paired black set on with a stripe.
Sorry for the lame and vague email
. Ive gone through the manuals
and can't even seem to get the VHF happy. If you know of any part of my equation here I would love to hear from you.