Iím new to using the Raspberry Pi, Open Plotter and Open CPN
, but Iíve done a ton of reading about the systems. I donít know a thing about Linux
programming, but Iíve managed to get started only using the GUI. Iím also new to wiring
instruments and understanding NMEA
So far Iíve got the Raspberry Pi running with Open Plotter and Open CPN
installed at home while learning
everything. Iíve got a GPS antenna
installed and working. Next I want to get instruments working. I have a (new to me) Raymarine
ST 60+ wind transducer
and hope to have the display soon.
I inherited some old depth
and speed transducers already installed in my boat
is working with a Uniden QT 206 display and Iím not sure which depth transducer
is currently connected there are 2. One is an Airmar and one is unknown at this time Ė see pics. Speed is an old Moor knotmeter
transducer and display Ė not working.
Here are my questions:
1) Once I get the Raymarine wind
instruments working, what is the actual hardware
interface that gets the signal inputted to the Raspberry Pi?
2) Should I take the time to even mess with the old depth and speed units or should I buy something like the Airmar DSTn 800 that offers depth, speed, and temperature all in one unit? Of course Iíd like to save the money
and not have to buy a new transducer and Iím also on a mission to repurpose old stuff. I donít mind taking the time to troubleshoot the old units, but does it even make sense to try to use the old stuff?
3) If I buy a new Airmar speed/depth/temp transducer, will it fit in one of my existing thru hull
4) Once again, what is the actual wiring
interface between the depth/speed transducer(s) and the Raspberry Pi?
I hope that all makes sense and Thanks in advance for your help.