Good Evening Folks
Just a quick note to report on my most recent purchase
. I just purchased and installed the Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 series VHF radio
with built in AIS/GPS as well as the CMP31 Ram3+
The basic installation
was obviously very straight forward, so I really won't say much about that - wired it up, fired it up, worked! AIS
acquisition works flawlessly and the target display is actually not bad at all, even on the RAM3+ I put up at the helm
. The real trick was getting it to work
with my old Raymarine
I called Standard Horizon's tech support, they took my name and number and called me back within about 2hrs, at which time someone else had shown up at the boat
; of course! I asked Standard Horizon to call me back in 30 minutes. Guess what they did? Yep, they called me back in 30 minutes! I was obviously impressed! Anyway, they walked me through confirming the baud rate settings and the wiring
(NMEA in/out) not only on the radio
side, but on the Raymarine
Turns out the wiring
of the Raymarine NMEA
in had been reversed. I cut off the old splice, re-spliced as they indicated and woohoo! AIS
on my chart plotter!
Anyway, everything is working beautifully and wanted to share a good experience for a change.
If anyone has specific questions about any of the 3 units GX2200/CMP31/C-120 let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.