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Old 03-11-2011, 09:38   #1
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NMEA Connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

Technical assistance required. My Furuno GPS GP-33 owners manual states that unit will send a NMEA-0183 GPS signal to nav/pc/ radar equipment by connecting the optional KON-004-02M cable. The Furuno wiring diagram indicates that I have a choice of four (4) wires on the Furuno cable to connect to two (2) NMEA input wires on the Raytheon RL9 radar. I'm reluctant to just mix and connect in the hope that something will work.

Furuno cable – KON-004-02M cable (four wires available)
1.) TD-H – White
2.) TD-C/SG – Blue
3.) SD – Yellow
4.) RD – Green

Raytheon NMEA Input wires.
1.) Nav Data In/Positive - Yellow
2.) Nav Data In/Negative - Green

I’d appreciate help from the Forum to suggest which two of the four wires from the KON-004-02M cable should be connected to send a GPS location signal the two NMEA input wires on the RL9 radar. All responses are appreciated.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:22   #2
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Re: NMEA connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

Here's the wiring diagram:

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Old 03-11-2011, 11:08   #3
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Re: NMEA Connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

Thank you Seahunter. I really do appreciate the diagram. Not seen it before.

It appears that the answer to my query is to connect the Blue and White Furuno wires to my RL9. The diagram does confuses me a little by indicating that these wires are intended to connect Extra Equipment (and then) EX: Radar…. Maybe EX is Japanese for [Excluding] but I’ll wire with the expectation that EX translation is a misprint to reflect “including”. Thanks again.
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Re: NMEA Connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

My thoughts were based on the translation of the manual that "EX" meant external equipment. Good Luck.
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Old 03-11-2011, 15:25   #5
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Re: NMEA Connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

Furuno white to Raytheon yellow, Furuno blue to Raytheon green. The EX: stands for example. They are showing examples of external equipment.

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Re: NMEA Connection - Furuno GP-33 to RL-9 Radar

Many thanks to both Fairbanks56 and Seahunter for your prompt and informed replies. You assistance is invaluable. You're solution has enabled me to close-out my problem that I've been struggling with for days.
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