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    Possible to connect tablet as the gps for a ais ready vhf radio?-gctid380814

    Getting S.I. Matrix 2100 dcs and ais capable vhf radio . is it possible to use my samsung 10.1 which is my plotter w built in gps, as the connecting gps for the vhf? Has anyone done this?

    #2
    As far as I know, there is no serial output from that tablet, let alone drivers to output GPS data over that connection. You'd be better off just buying a small GPS.
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      #3
      It is possible to connect a "puck" style GPS to your radio but it takes a bit of electrical tech skill. I did this a few years ago on my sailboat.

      http://sailingscamper.blogspot.com/

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        #4
        That's it? Power it up and it starts sending serial NMEA data? Awesome. Thanks for the great info John.

        I should make (and sell) a little terminal box to allow this for all the folks that can't solder or work with breadboard.

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          #5
          That's all a Garmin 17 is... a GPS receiver. Apply power and the radio gets NMEA data.. They are only about $150 new.
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            #6
            I am not sure if this item will work, but just ran across it in Northwest Yachting (April Addition). Looks like a cool gadget. I love anything NEMA 2000

            http://www.dmkyacht.com/overview

            Rick

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              #7
              SomeSailor wrote:
              That's all a Garmin 17 is... a GPS receiver. Apply power and the radio gets NMEA data.. They are only about $150 new.
              https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/i...9hjh9ub0qlddq2 has some nice ones too and they are a lot cheaper than the Garmin. What I will never understand is why S.H. used a 12-channel lowest end GPS module in their new GX1700 model with integrated GPS and then they charge a fortune for that $10 GPS module. Much better to buy the GX1600 and a MUCH better puck receiver for $45 which you can mount where it really sees the sky.

              The SiRFstar III is the second best receiver after the u-blox LEA-6 which unfortunately I have never found used in a puck-style receiver.

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                #8
                SomeSailor wrote:
                That's all a Garmin 17 is... a GPS receiver. Apply power and the radio gets NMEA data.. They are only about $150 new.
                Sure, it is set up for that. But we are talking about a $30 USB puck, a bit different animal.

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                  #9
                  orca wrote:
                  Sure, it is set up for that. But we are talking about a $30 USB puck, a bit different animal.
                  Yeah... it's not like spending $150 on a reliable GPS for for your DSC radio would be worth it.

                  When you have to push that red button to call for help, I think it will be money well spent. Besides, you might want to try a chartplotter some day.
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