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Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

I ran across an impressive (to me, at least) new product at the London Boat Show today: a wireless masthead-mounted windspeed/angle transmitter. Both that unit and the cockpit display module are solar powered, 300 hr battery life, quickly recharged by a 9V battery in the case of the display, and - best of all - no further worries about the fact my mast conduit is full.

Actually, there''s a full suite of wireless instruments now made by this company (Tacktick), along with a NMEA interface box (connectivity to other sensors) and numerous other goodies. (E.g. imagine wearing a tiny little gizmo that, when you fall in the drink, activates the GPS MOB function, sounds an alarm, and the crew - let''s hope they wake up and get on deck! - are offered a range and bearing to wet but hopeful you).

Anyway, I''m looking for feedback from anyone who''s already used such a system, to hear the cautions and warnings that must inevitably lurk below the gloss of a boat show booth. Even if you''ve only window shopped but have some questions of your own, I''d welcome them...as I can get them answered for the next 7 days or so.

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Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

I''d wonder about Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), and i/how it''s suppressed?
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I''d wonder about Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), and if/how it''s suppressed?
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Gord, I''ll ask when next at the show. But I don''t see this being a problem given the total independence from the ship''s electrical system...and therefore, any ground loops. Freqs of course are almost at opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

What happens if you''re sailing next to someone else with the same system? It would be interesting if it''s like a garage door opener which opens whenever your neighbor presses his...
Otherwise, sounds great.
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Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

From memory these are straight forward 802.11b devices. RF is well outside the ranges that would be issues for typical boat systems (HF, GPS or already installed transducers.

There is a id key to keep system A from reading or sending data to System X.

Would be really slick if you could interface your existing nav server NMEA (ie Nexus) and use the Wireless as a repeater to a big display up on the mast.. (Look ma'' ...a mix of wires and no wires, just like the 22 port ethernet network in the house)
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Paul, that''s one of their clever devices - a NMEA relay box. Hook up your existing NMEA wires to the box and then send you have the full compliment of wired and wireless sensor data available wherever you want it.

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Re: Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

Is there an all in one package for chartplotter, wind direction, speed, and depth at some reasonable price?
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Re: Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

Raymarine has acquired Tick Tack from Suunto. Search Raymarine Wireless Electronics. "Reasonable price" is your call
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Re: Wireless instruments - esp. a windspped/angle transmitter

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Raymarine has acquired Tick Tack from Suunto. Search Raymarine Wireless Electronics. "Reasonable price" is your call
Thanks man im checking, All my best in this new year?
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