Originally Posted by COLINFLTENG
...I need connect my IC 402A ...using a RCA cable to 26 guage wire harness ...Has any one done this?
Yes, I just made such a cable. I used a standard Switchcraft pre-molded RCA pin plug
cable. At the non-connector end, I just soldered on some smaller gauge wires to the rather stout shield and center conductor of the Switchcraft cable, and covered the joint with heat shrink tubing.
I have developed a very simple method of interfacing NMEA-0183 devices. See
continuousWave: Whaler: Reference: Universal NMEA-0183 Interface
After you make the electrical
connection between your chart plotter and the ICOM
, you may find the radio is fussy about what NMEA
sentence is sent to it. I have a model 402, and it would only recognize $GPGGA as a valid sentence.