Originally Posted by Zenith 1
Hi, my Raymarine SL70 radar display broke and I'm left with an old Radar scanner. The scanner is wired directly into the display unit, I'll try to attach the schematic I've extracted from the owner's manual.
Now I'm browsing to purchase a multi-function display and I'm trying to understand if I can re-use this older radar or I need to replace the radome completely.
All newer systems seem to be using ethernet (or wifi connections). I'm wondering if I can re-wire the scanner and use it with a modern MFD.
Being rather old, I would think my radar scanner is analog, and newer scanners are all digital? And that doesnt sound compatible...I'm still learning things as I post this...
Hi Zenith and welcome to the forum.
With a name like Zenith you should be an electronics
I looked into this subject when I was on a very limited budget
and trying to upgrade my old Raymarine radar. Even buying
a slightly newer RM display was not compatible. Basically you need to verify exactly what dome and which display to determine if they're compatible. RM has a pretty good tech support website that you may find the answer already. If not, post and a RM tech usually answers by the next day.
If you're looking at a brand new display then the odds of using the old dome is pretty much zero.