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Old 05-08-2012, 18:15   #1
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AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

I have been stumped trying to get my radio to talk to my PC and vice-verse. I am using a USB to NMEA serial adaptor cable from Digital Yacht.
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It installed successfully and the Device Manager on Windows 7 claims it is working properly. I have a BU 353 puck on port 17 and the serial adaptor on port 14. My paltry bag of tricks is spent. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as the Singapore Straights loom in the haze.
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

I have a very similar issue, with the same puck and the same USB to NMEA adaptor - except I'm using OpenCPN for the chartplotter. HELP!
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Old 06-08-2012, 00:33   #3
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

OK, first things first. And when having Serial-Device-To-OpenCPN problems the first thing to do is check that you are actually getting any data from the device.

Use any Serial Port monitor application to connect to the port and look at what data is arriving. If you don't have any such application, a really simple one to get is PuTTY [Download] [Instructions].

Connect to your devices (Speed can be 4800 or 38400). If the thing is on and working you should see a stream of data coming in in the window. If nothing happens you either are looking on the wrong port, or there is a problem with your device or its driver or its wiring.
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

JesperWe,

Thanks for that. Using PuTTY as you suggested I discovered that my adaptor was working but was not on the port I thought it was (doh!). Switched, rebooted and now I am surrounded by AIS targets. You've made my day. Thanks!

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Old 02-08-2013, 17:10   #5
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

I would like to get a BU-353 and connect it directly to the GX2150 and of course a power supply. Since the GX2150 does not have a usb port what wires go the power, ground and GX2150?
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

gregorybross...
the end of the cable is not the place where you can get serial NMEA, you would have to connect inside the puck between the GPS chip and the serial-usb converter. Not a good idea.

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Is there any GPS receiver that can connect directly to the gx2150? I use inavx on an ipad for my chart plotting.
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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

gregorybross...
Yes, of course, any that's capable of standard NMEA 0183 connection as described in your radio's user guide. Raymarine Raystar 125 and Garmin 19x (and older versions of both) come to my mind right now, but there's a lot of them from various manufacturers with various price tags.

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Re: AIS with Standard Horizon GX2150

Ok, here's another newbie question. I also use an IPAD with Navionics. Is there a way to overlay AIS data from the Standard Horizon 2150 to my Ipad?
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