I'm trying to setup AIS
inside a west marine
, and I keep running into roadblocks and I'm hoping somebody can help me out.
I have lots of the latest greatest expensive hardware
, but a budget
of exactly zero dollars for things like a multiplexer. And specifically I want AIS
on a simrad
nss7 or 8 display.
Since I am indoors, the only working GPS
I have is a garmin
78sc handheld So my current
78sc sending position to a garmin
740 and a Standard 2150 AIS/VHF.
The 2150 then sends AIS back to the garmin via its second 0183 port.
However the garmin 740 will not bridge AIS data from the 0183 to nema 2000.
(neither will raymarine
The simrad only has one 0183 port, and the 2150 does not forward position info in its output, so so-far I've been unable to get it working where I want it to work.
So I tried hooking up an Em-Trak b-100 thinking I could output AIS to multiple displays via n2k, but that doesn't work because the b100 can't get a fix. (note I haven't hooked up an antenna
to it because the wiring
is 'hard' and I don't want to waste time doing it if it won't work. Em-trak hasn't answered my inquiries yet.
So, is there an easy way to get from a 2150 to NMEA 2000
a special bridge? I can get away with putting a product "on display" if it's something we actually sell... but so far I'm at a loss as to how to achieve my goal without just doing all 0183 which will be a huge mess.