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Old 26-11-2013, 08:45   #1
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Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

I'll be adding a Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF with AIS and am looking for an inexpensive NMEA0183 GPS to use with it. Eventually, the GPS will be tied to an NMEA0183 wi-fi mux to distribute NMEA0183 data to an ipad running iNAVX and a laptop with OpenCPN or other plotting software. Can someone point me to a good but inexpensive NMEA0183 GPS? Probably the best I've found so far is a Garmin 19X HVS for about $175. Thanks.
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

I am using the Garmin 17x HVS with my GX2150 and it works perfectly. The NMEA0183 output of the GX2150 goes to my B&G Zeus Touch for AIS display.

I was able to find the 17x for $105 up here in Canada (GPSCity.ca). But strange, their US counterpart (GPSCity.com) show $160 for the same 17x.

GPSCity.com have the 19x HVS for $160.
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

I am using the Garmin 16x HV fantastic! Cost me 89.95 on Amazon.
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

I looked at the 16x LVS and saw the voltage requirement wasn't right but the HVS looks like it will work. I didn't notice any mounting hardware with it though. How did you mount yous?
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

I had the under deck mount included with mine, so it is under the deck just behind the panel at the nav station, inches from the GX2150. Reception is very good with the balsa cored deck.
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Old 26-11-2013, 13:31   #6
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

Peter - Had a look at your website. What a beautiful boat you have! Was the under deck mount ordered separately? I can't find reference to it being included. Thanks.
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

Have you considered the Standard Horizon GPS Smart Antenna?

For example, Defender lists it for USD 120: Standard Horizon GPS Smart Antenna

It comes with cable that has a connector for plugging into a plotter, but that could be cut off leaving a pigtail to wire directly into the GX2150.

Since that antenna is an RS232 feed of NMEA 0183, you could splice the pigtail for a couple of different applications, such as to both the GX2150 AND a computer, though that would also need an RS232-to-USB adapter.

Mount it inside, outside, wherever it works for your boat.

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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

On both Garmin.com and GPSCity.com, they list what is included (in box) and both 17x and 19x list the underdeck mount as included.

Thanks for the good comment on Avalanche.
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Re: Inexpensive NMEA 0183 GPS?

Thanks Peter - I had my posts confused. I thought you had the 16X.
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I bought a used Standard Horizon cp-300i chart plotter on eBay for $300.00 & use it with my GX-2150, they both work great.
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