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Old 28-06-2017, 15:42   #1
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Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF

Good Evening Folks

Just a quick note to report on my most recent purchase. I just purchased and installed the Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 series VHF radio with built in AIS/GPS as well as the CMP31 Ram3+

The basic installation was obviously very straight forward, so I really won't say much about that - wired it up, fired it up, worked! AIS acquisition works flawlessly and the target display is actually not bad at all, even on the RAM3+ I put up at the helm. The real trick was getting it to work with my old Raymarine C-120 Classic.

I called Standard Horizon's tech support, they took my name and number and called me back within about 2hrs, at which time someone else had shown up at the boat; of course! I asked Standard Horizon to call me back in 30 minutes. Guess what they did? Yep, they called me back in 30 minutes! I was obviously impressed! Anyway, they walked me through confirming the baud rate settings and the wiring (NMEA in/out) not only on the radio side, but on the Raymarine side.

Turns out the wiring of the Raymarine NMEA in had been reversed. I cut off the old splice, re-spliced as they indicated and woohoo! AIS on my chart plotter!

Anyway, everything is working beautifully and wanted to share a good experience for a change.

If anyone has specific questions about any of the 3 units GX2200/CMP31/C-120 let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.

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Old 12-07-2017, 18:07   #2
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Re: Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF

My experience with SH gear has been excellent, I wish all corporations had their level of customer service. I have 2 of the earlier GX-2150 vhf radios and 3 displays with absolutely no problems in 4 to 5 years. Good luck with your gear.
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Re: Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF

Nice to hear positive reviews of customer service. Thanks!

I have the same radio with the RAM 3 cockpit mic. Has worked great from day one. I haven't wired the AIS data to my chartplotter, but know I can. You may inspire me to do so.
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