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Re: Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Pilot -Mac26X

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:37 am
by Be Free
That table appears to be describing various connections that are possible if you are getting your GPS data from NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000. You should be getting your GPS through the coax connection on your antenna.

Do you see anything else on the N2K network when the autopilot is off? Is it possible that when you power off the autopilot you are also killing the power to the entire N2K backbone? Do you know where your N2K power node is?

Re: Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Pilot -Mac26X

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 11:18 am
by Starscream
Be Free wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:37 am That table appears to be describing various connections that are possible if you are getting your GPS data from NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000. You should be getting your GPS through the coax connection on your antenna.

Do you see anything else on the N2K network when the autopilot is off? Is it possible that when you power off the autopilot you are also killing the power to the entire N2K backbone? Do you know where your N2K power node is?

Brilliant!

That's it of course, the network backbone is power is on the autopilot circuit. Did not think of that, and explains why I can only see it when the autopilot is on. I forgot that I had two power connections for the network on the starboard power panel, one for the pilot and one for the backbone. I even commented on that at the beginning of this thread.

I still read the table as saying that the AIS doesn't output GPS position on the SeaTalkNG network. I'll do some more investigating.

Re: Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Pilot -Mac26X

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:06 pm
by Be Free
I may be looking at the wrong manual. I'm looking at Appendix B that shows no GPS related messages for NMEA 0183 and appendix C which says that it will provide PGN 129029 on the N2K connection (129025 is also a good one if it's there).

Re: Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Pilot -Mac26X

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 4:32 pm
by Starscream
Be Free wrote: Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:06 pm I may be looking at the wrong manual. I'm looking at Appendix B that shows no GPS related messages for NMEA 0183 and appendix C which says that it will provide PGN 129029 on the N2K connection (129025 is also a good one if it's there).
A google search of "AIS700 GPS output" tells me that the AIS GPS won't go on a network very easily, if at all, and that the manual note that the NMEA 183 output for the GPS is to be used for diagnostics only is kinda true. I'll give up the idea of the AIS providing backup GPS, and focus on adding a SeaTalkNG VHF with GPS.

A little pricey tho, even if this is CDN$
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Re: Raymarine EV-100 Wheel Pilot -Mac26X

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2024 6:01 pm
by Be Free
That's pricey no matter whose $ you are counting in :|