Just installed New Axioms and are having issues with the AIS
I have a very weird setup from the last owner for AIS
When they installed the previous Raymarine
(they had Garmin
before that) they kept the Garmin
AIS600, but added a Standard Horizon GX2200E - AIS/GPS VHF
which is linked to the Garmin AIS and share a MMSI.
The Garmin AIS will only Transmit when the VHF
is turned on, but it will receive either way.
With the New Axioms when the VHF & Garmin are on, I randomly lose Satellite
Fix on the Axiom for a split second - Enough to drop the waypoint track. When the VHF is off everything is fine.
Anyway onto a question - I have been trying to isolate the connection to the Axiom from the VHF as If I replace the Garmin AIS, I do not want some clashing issue with the VHF sending its own AIS info to the Axioms - Which may be what is causing the satellite fix issue?
I have isolated the Garmin AIS from the Axiom (Removed all data cables/NMEA/power cables) and I stop transmitting and it disappears from the network - All good so far, Next I have removed the NMEA
cable from the VHF, but the Axioms are still Receiving AIS signals. FYI the VHF does not show up on the network even when the NMEA
cable is plugged in.
So if the Axioms are not getting the AIS data through NMEA how are they getting it?