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Re: AIS VHF Radio hookup
Originally Posted by Cruiser2B
OK, I purchased a SH GX2100 today, new for $219, A pretty good deal i thought. Anyway going to install it here soon. What do I need to get the AIS working, a gps input? I have an older Garmin 120 on the boat that I want to hook into the new radio. Can and has this GPS been used? And will anything else have to be done?
Page 52 of the Garmin GPS 120 manual has the wiring and interface information.
Page 6 of the SH GX2100 manual has the same information.
Connect the interface wiring as follows:
Garmin RED ~~~~~~~~~~~ 12V + ~~~~~~~~~~ GX2100 RED
Garmin BLACK ~~~~~~~~~ 12V - ~~~~~~~~~~ GX2100 BLACK & GX2100 GREEN
Garmin BLUE ~ NMEA out ~~~~~~ NMEA in ~ GX2100 BLUE
Garmin BROWN ~ NMEA in ~~~~~ NMEA out ~ GX2100 GREY
Configure the Garmin I/O Set-up to NMEA/NMEA. Configure NMEA to 0183 version 2.0
The GX2100 com speed should be 4800 by default.
This will pass GPS data to the GX2100 to enable the radio's AIS capability. Turn on the GPS and ensure it has a position lock. Turn on the radio. GPS position data should be appear on the radio's display and the little satellite symbol should be in the upper right corner of the dislay.
I had a Garmin 192C and a SH GX2150. They have the same interface wiring configuration.
`99 Beneteau Oceanis 352, #282 WiTCHCRAFT
Sailing Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes
Last edited by MSN2Travelers; 06-07-2012 at 09:58 AM.