Has anyone simultaneously connected the VHF
200's N2K and 0183 connections?
We have a Garmin VHF
200 that supports both NMEA 2000
and 0183 connections. We also have a ICOM
Right now we have the VHF hooked to NMEA 2000
network and it gets GPS
data when we have our electronics
turned on, which is different from our VHF power (wanted to be able to conserve power but still have the VHF on).
However, I am getting a Garmin
GPSMAP 78sc handheld GPS
that has 0183 so I can connect it to the SSB
I imagine a situation where the GPS info is available to both coms units. The VHF allows you to select between N2K and 0183 but I have no idea what the impact of simultaneous connections would be. There is no reference to using the connections simultaneously.