Yesterday the C-80 did not get a fix... It has worked since 2004... so it's now 10 yrs old. It was fine for my needs and not being aware of all the new bells and whistles saw no need to upgrade. And I may not need those bells and whistles anyway.
I have an even older Horizon CP170 which works but is not an MFD.
Last year the Nasa AIS
data stopped showing on the C-80. I attributed it to a broken connector which I meant to replace but it was a low priority. I have a 2kw radar
scanner for the C-80 and I have yet to test that and see if it still works.
So now I am wondering if:
has been corrupted... it is a older version 4.26.
failed (checked the connections and they were fine)
I did not do a factory reset...I have to back up WPs before I attempt that.
Does it make sense to "repair" for example replace the GPS antenna
...which I believe IS a GPS
Or is it time to replace the MFD and radar
? YIKES a new radar, MFD is pretty spendy. And while the old C-80 has been retired by Raymarine
, it did what I needed and I would probably be fine getting it back up and running.
Any advice here on what I might do? I plan to call Ray Tech support and discuss the matter with them.