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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?






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Re: AIS VHF Radio hookup

That's exactly what I did. I have a Garmin GPSMap 76 that I bought a power cord and data cable. Wired it into the same breaker with the my new SH GX2150. Setup the baud rate to 4800 and it works great.
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That's exactly what I did. I have a Garmin GPSMap 76 that I bought a power cord and data cable. Wired it into the same breaker with the my new SH GX2150. Setup the baud rate to 4800 and it works great.

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i think the gx2100 is a bit different.....but not too sure


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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?

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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.

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Re: AIS VHF Radio hookup

No need to connect radio NMEA output to Garmin NMEA input as the 120 does not support either DSC or AIS data. With a newer chartplotter, you would be able to plot DSC/AIS positions and other information received.

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