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Online AJFishin

Need some wiring help for GPS
« on: February 03, 2016, 07:33:58 PM »
Now I ready to hook up my VHF to my new Garmin, but I'm confused on how to hook this thing up?

Trying to hook up my Eclipse DSC+ standard horizon GX 1150 to my new Garmin echoMap 44dv but I'm completely confused. I have no idea what RX & Tx is, etc. ? ?

I think I have been looking at this to much and have completely confused myself and I don't want to burn anything out. So I hope someone will be able to help me out.

It's making me see double :bigshock:

Here is the Garmin wire brakedowns:


Garmin explains on how to connect:


My VHF radio explaining on how to connect:




This is how I was guessing on how to connect:
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Online Hydroman

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 08:03:05 PM »
The terms "in" and "out" are may also be interchanged as "Receive" and Transmit"


GPS Blue connected to VHF Blue
GPS Black connected to VHF Green
GPS Purple connected to VHF Brown

Jim

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Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 08:11:57 PM »

The terms "in" and "out" are may also be interchanged as "Receive" and Transmit"


GPS Blue connected to VHF Blue
GPS Black connected to VHF Green
GPS Purple connected to VHF Brown

Jim

Jim, oh so close...

First two are correct, the last one should say:

GPS BROWN to VHF PURPLE


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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 08:14:14 PM »
I only remember two wires to hook up on my Humminbird.  Output from the GPS. Input to the VHF.
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Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 08:23:01 PM »
Rick,

Thank for correcting my mistake,  I had it right on my sketch, made the error when posting.

Glad to have someone on the ball.

Jim

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Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 09:27:21 PM »
Thank you for help, I appreciate it! I'm going to give it another try tomorrow.
Also besides turning the DSC "ON" on my Garmin GPS, is there anything else that I might need to turn on or tweak on my GPS or VHF?
I noticed there's a high and standard setting for the Garmin NMEA.

Thanks
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Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2016, 09:44:14 PM »
Thank you for help, I appreciate it! I'm going to give it another try tomorrow.
Also besides turning the DSC "ON" on my Garmin GPS, is there anything else that I might need to turn on or tweak on my GPS or VHF?
I noticed there's a high and standard setting for the Garmin NMEA.

Thanks

You want to make sure that both devices are turned to the same baud rate for transfer of the info... For the AIS output of your VHF to the input of you MFD you want the highest baud rate (usually 38400) For the GPS coordinates from your MFD to your VHF (for the DSC function) it's not as critical, but higher is better.

Jim, another pair of eyes never hurts... And I had to write it out myself and retype it twice...

Croaker, if you've only hooked up two wires, you've only gone 'half way'. If you have the output of your GPS to your VHF gives you coordinates for your DSC... A good safety feature (as long as you've also registered and entered your MMSI number too) If your VHF also has AIS capability, that's the second set of wires, feeding that info back to your MFD, NOT a real safety feature, but handy to have.


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Online AJFishin

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2016, 09:46:27 AM »
I hook everything up and it works!
I found out one extra thing.
Everything was hooked up correctly but my VHF still was not getting the signal. I called Standard Horizon customer support and the guy walked me through everything. What I found out was that Garmin has their default NMEA setting set to "Garmin Standard". What I needed to do was change that to "NMEA Standard". Once I did it, the radio and GPS communicated immediately!

Thank you guys for the help and I totally appropriate it and now have a better understanding. Time to get my MMSI number.
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Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2016, 04:17:53 PM »
Great you got it hooked up.  I interfaced my Garmin 55DV and Standard Horizon VHF I got this past summer and I get a display of my location etc on the VHF.  Glad that you are getting an MMSI number as that will complete the safety connection.

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Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2016, 07:25:34 PM »
Tonight I cleaned up my wiring and I did something to my GPS so it wasn't turning on. Checked my power, etc. but nothing, I freaked out cause I thought I fried my new unit somehow. So I called up the placed I ordered it from and told him what happened. Come to find out while talking to him, I was one of the last people to get the unit and they were sold out and discontinued!
To make long story short, Overton's customer service was excellent in that he was going to do a full refund or allow me to purchase another unit and put a discount on top of it. I told him I like this unit and wanted a replacement of the same unit. So he helped me out to make sure Garmin would get me another same unit, etc.
So after talking with him and knowing I was going to have to wait till morning to call Garmin, I decided to redo all the wiring that I did.
And I'll be damned! Somewhere somehow, some wire must have not be connected right or what, but I turned my Garmin on and it started up! I was so happy! Now everything is working, I got my MMSI number and imputed in my radio and I'm set to fish this weekend!

Again big thanks for everyone's help!
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2016, 07:29:30 PM »

Does your boat have the original fuse panel ?
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Online AJFishin

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2016, 07:46:49 PM »

Does your boat have the original fuse panel ?

Yes.

And while I was laying on my back I was thinking of replacing it.
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 07:57:44 PM »


At least replace the fuses and clean the fuse holders.
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Online AJFishin

Re: Need some wiring help for GPS
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2016, 09:44:16 PM »


At least replace the fuses and clean the fuse holders.

Thanks for the heads up.
I replaced the fuses after I got the boat and I'll give the holders a cleaning later, that's if I don't replace the panel.
But the only thing I can think that caused the issue was a bad ground wire connector, which I replaced.
Again thanks.
1996 Arima Sea Chaser 1511
96' Yamaha 70HP - 2 stroke
Poachers = zero tolerance

! Go Kings Go !