This gets curioser and curioser...
Ray now seems to work on it's own getting a fix.. albeit a bit slower than before.
When I set up MFD I had input from a LVH sail comp 103AC and a NASA AIS
and Icom VHF
for use of DSC
... to make this all work with different data baud rates and NEMA 183 I had to use a a Brookhouse MUX multiplexer and a Ray 8501 seatalk interface.
To use the new 130 antenna I am told to splice the seatalk wires (3) from the Ray 8501 to the new seatalk Network NG interface and then plug
that into the back of the C80... and I will have all the data flowing where it's supposed to go.
So I was about to do this... and the thing was working fine and decided to postpone this install... and then after a 5 hrs sail the c80 began to act totally weird... turning itself on and off and I simply could not get it to "stabilize"... I began to think the GPS problem was a C80 problem of corrupt firmware or something. I had done a hard reset a few weeks ago and it began to work quasi normally... and then this.
I am not inspired by Ray's reliability
and thinking about some other solutions... but
Do I move to a whole (expensive) new MFD, AIS
seems to turn to antiques after 3 or 4 years. Who uses an 3 yrs old smart phone
? But a new nav system is pretty expensive and I want it to last... and I was fine with the functionality of the C80...
Really what sort of information am I missing which would change my sailing and my life?
Oh when I finally got to the mooring
and managed to shut off the c80 and restart it 10 minutes later... it worked again.