My issues continue. Thanks to all who have responded.
I have checked the voltage and current
to the splitter/AIS and VHF
in all modes of operation and they are fine.
I used the ProAIS software
to look at the antenna
and using the VSWR meter the ration is 1:1.8 with antenna
installed on the boat and 1:1.9 with the Shakespeare emergency
unit's green light is on, and I am receiving AIS
info on my C80 MFD. However the AIS unit appears to have two problems.
1) The ProAIS software
shows the error message "CP 18 Busy" repeatedly and I do not see my vessel on commercial
apps. The boat is moored on Lake Union in downtown Seattle
2) The ProAIS software indicates my GPS
is functioning but my Nobeltec
Odyssey does not recognize the GPS
(hooked to the same computer I am running the ProAIS software through the same USB port)
Additionally the Standard Horizon GX2350, who's lights are on but does not transmit or receive also does not receive GPS data (which is coming from a separate GPS antenna which is hooked up to my C80 MFD through the NMEA 0183
All of these problems occurred at the same time.
I feel as though I have a gremlin in my system. Getting ready to send the AIS in for repair. I am debating sending the GX2350 in for repair since replacement cost is not that high and the unit is older (2001ish). The AIS is brand new.