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Old 10-03-2013, 12:02   #1
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TackTick radio frequency ?

We got the TackTick wind instrument to avoid messing up the wires already in the mast conduits. We bought it with the realization that there were reliability problems and we just gambled that it would work.

We tested it on the dock before the installation and of course it worked fine at distances much longer than the 50' mast

In day to day use it usually works pretty well, sometimes for almost 24 hours without a glitch, but at other times it hangs repeatedly. I have not been able to isolate what interferes with it but have a few main suspects:

- The Blue Sky solar charger
- The Victron battery monitor
- The 2KW pure sine inverter
- The wireless Mac Laptop and/or iPad
- Cell phones
- The Frigoboat refrigeration
- Dockside wireless repeaters or hubs

We don't use shore power so there is no shore charger.

It is not one single one of these items that causes interference or I would have been able to isolate it. So I'm beginning to think there is background RF from maybe the solar charger or battery monitor that then gets added to by something else, like WiFi.

I'm especially suspicious of the WiFi because we're having more trouble here in the Marina de La Paz marina than when we're out sailing. It would also make sense if the TackTick used the same RF bands as other wireless devices.

So, finally on to the question; what frequency (frequencies) do the TackTick units use and any suggestions for how I might track down the RF noise sources and throttle them ?

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Re: TackTick radio frequency ?

I must be the Gremlins that came with the boat! Mauritz
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I must be the Gremlins that came with the boat! Mauritz
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Re: TackTick radio frequency ?

I see some discussion on same subject. also without resolution. and that discussion is "closed to replies"

Tacktick wind - Raymarine Technical Forum...

I am on my second new unit. Have not had a reliable install yet. Has anyone had a good resolution to the disconnect problem yet?

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Re: TackTick radio frequency ?

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I see some discussion on same subject. also without resolution. and that discussion is "closed to replies"

Tacktick wind - Raymarine Technical Forum...

I am on my second new unit. Have not had a reliable install yet. Has anyone had a good resolution to the disconnect problem yet?

thanks

Mike
Interesting, that discussion says the boat length for the T033 should be under 35'. The users' manual says under 45' for the mn100 which is what our transducer came with.


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Re: TackTick radio frequency ?

What Frequency does my Tacktick product work on?


Tacktick Micronet products operate on 2 frequencies:

916MHz - USA, Canada, South America, Australasia, Japan.
869MHz - UK, Europe, Africa.

Source: Raymarine FAQ.
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