Hi, seeking any help. I have a Raymarine
Axiom 7 chartplotter
. I am trying to get GPS
data to my Standard Horizon GX1850 VHF
that does not have an internal GPS
. I can't get it to work
supports NMEA 2000
and has a 5 pin plug
The Axiom has a network output on it's power
cable that is for a drop cable to a network. Weirdly, though Raymarine
pushes it's Seatalk
NG and associated cable, the plug
on the Axiom is not a Seatalk
connector, it is an NMEA 2000
5 pin plug. My understanding is Seatalk NG is identical to NMEA
2000 for this purpose, except for the proprietary cables
, but this may be wrong. I thought I could put in a new NMEA
2000 backbone and be good to go. Not.
Here is what I installed:
Axiom > NMEA2K drop cable > NMEA2K 2-port spur
VHF > NMEA2K drop cable > NMEA2K 2-port spur
NMEA2K 2-port spur > NMEA2K power
NMEA2K power doohicky > 12V power
NMEA2K terminators at both ends
On the VHF in it's setup screen
for NMEA2K it does not see the Axiom on the network. It also has settings for 0183.
On the Axiom I can find no setup screen
or options or squat for configuration so I can't tell if it sees the network. Raymarine's documentation
sucks a$$ and their web presence is all about selling their own cables
I can't tell if the network is alive, because as far as I can tell the only way is to see if these devices see each other. There is no way to see if either of them individually can see the network. I can't figure out if the network is dead or not receiving power or if either device is at fault.
Any ideas appreciated.