Originally Posted by bstowers
A friend of mine has a Raymarine
and just bought a B&G V50 which I now get to install for him when it gets here next week. Lucky me, right?
After looking at the V50 manual, it seems to read as if I will need to connect the old NMEA 0183
port in order to get the AIS
data to show up on the chartplotter
. Only the GPS
position is coming from the NMEA2K network, is that correct? I was really hoping all I had to do was plug
into the STng network that I put in when I did his chartplotter and be done with it. Can anyone tell me if the AIS
data works using only the NMEA2k connection?
Speaking of the NMEA2k connection, will I have any trouble connecting it to STng? Does it come with a compatible connector for Raymarine's version of NMEA2k or will I need to splice one onto the radio's cable?
Thanks for any info.
My experience is that everything that is networked into N2K will share data. My Vesper AIS is networked N2K, and both the chartplotter and the VHF
display the data. The GPS
is networked, and is displayed on both the VHF
and the chartplotter. I am not familiar with the B&G VHF, but if it is N2K capable, I don't know why you would be messing with NMEA0183 wires.
Raymarine's STng connector is not the same as Garmin
, Maretron, Lowrance and others standard N2K connector. You can buy a crossover spur cable though. One end will be the white Raymarine
connector, and the other a standard N2K. West Marine
carries them - just pay attention to whether it is a male or female end. Or you can splice two cables
together, or use a field-installed standard N2K end. Just test it with a continuity tester before sealing it all up with heat shrink.