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Has anyone tried the new NMEA 2000 GPS and heading sensors?

I was thinking of getting an NMEA 2000 GPS antenna, to provide some redundancy in case the chartplotter dies (right now, if the chartplotter goes out, it's back to the handheld)

Then I noticed that Lowrance/B&G/Simrad have a new NMEA 2000 GPS antenna, with built-in electronic compass :

Lowrance Point-1 External GPS Antenna Package

It would be nice to have heading, as well as course, on the MFDs.

Has anyone tried one?

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Re: Has anyone tried the new NMEA 2000 GPS and heading sensors?

No - but read this
Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub: Navico: new GPS/Heading sensor & VHF/GPS handheld

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So, wow, I believe this sensor will not only enable radar overlay but also a heading line, ground wind calculations, and MARPA targeting (Corrected again; not MARPA and won't support an autopilot}. I think I over analyzed the press release because I can't recall another device or set of devices that offer so much for such a reasonable a cost.
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Re: Has anyone tried the new NMEA 2000 GPS and heading sensors?

Thanks for the link, looks like I'll be placing one on my shopping list!

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