ok, i bought the radar
(with the radar
dome) for $100, so i am not out much money
, but still, it is a lot of money
. it is lacking a power cord, and the power connector has (
) wires soldered to it. i am somewhat adept at electronics
, so i have at my disposal a DMM, oscilloscope with 1X and 10X probes (200Mhz i think), and a digital logic analyzer. i have not worked on a radar before, so i am hesitant to dive into it yet. perhaps i don't need to yet.
anyway, the dome cord was cut and spliced, so that could be suspect. but i connected it all up (dome -> display, and 12V -> scary power wires). it draws some power, but nothing turns on, or even lights up. i have checked the fuses
, and both are (
) wrapped in tin foil (will change for real fuses
as soon as i buy some). so, albeit scary, the radar is getting power. i have a PDF manual from Raymarine
, though the scan quality is poor, so the schematics are hard to read.
any idea how i can proceed in getting this scary radar to work
? i hate to think i wasted $100, and have to spend much, much more to buy a new radar.
thanks in advance for any help.