I have gotten the Raystar 130 to work
with my system. It has had a fix now for over a week so I am fairly confident to say that it works!
My "old" system uses Seatalk
for the instruments to connect while the new antenna is Seatalk ng (next generation). So I had to buy a Seatalk to Seatalk ng converter for the new antenna to work with my system, about another $150 bucks!
I made several attempts to contact Raymarine
tech support by email
. The brief conversations I did have on the phone
with the techs there were pretty much useless. I found that Raymarine has a technical forum and the Moderator (a Raymarine tech) sometimes
offers a quick response with useful information. They were able to send me a diagram of how to connect the two systems were as the techs on the phone said that all of the directions I would need to connect the two systems together would be with the new converter that I had to purchase
(which was completely bs).
The new antenna comes with a 3 year warranty... hopefully it will last longer than that. The Raystar 125 was dead after a year.