Have the 2100 - awesome radio
. Also have the remote
mic (not installed, but expect it to work well). I have the remote mic and SH radio in my other boat, the remote works great - clear, loud, large display. Just awesome!
I have the 2100 integrated into my system feeding my chartplotter
AIS info, and the chartplotter
feeds the AIS/VHF with lat/long/sog/etc as well.
SH has some diagrams on their site on how to integrate it.
The only significant issue is the 2100 has lower than standard power on the AIS NMEA output, it may not work on some chartplotters. It did not on mine (lowrance) initially. I had to put a pull up resistor in line to boost the power. If it doesnt work out of the box, you may need to do this.
If you have a few NMEA devices and want them to talk with each other, like in my setup (autopilot, tridata, GPS
, AIS, fluxgate
compass), you may need a multiplexer. I got the brookhouse AIS multiplexer (basically puts the NMEA, NMEA HS, Seatalk
data into a stream that everything can read) After learning
more than I wanted to about NMEA, it all worked out great! Everythnig talks with each other, including the AIS.