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I have a lowrance globalmap 5150c chart plotter on a boat , i cannot get the nmea 0183 to work with the dsc vhf which is an m-tec mt500 the vhf says no gps signal when connected , i have changed the vhf for a new one but still the same , i have double checked all the wiring connections all ok , i am getting 2.5v pulse at vhf with wires disconnected from vhf but when connected this drops to 0.5v can you suggest what the problem might be .

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SOURCE: Lowrance Globalmap 2000

The screen is the weak point of the 2000's.  I have one myself, and without warning a number of "lines" appeared on the screen, getting progressively worse over time.  
Perusing other forums, it seems we're not alone.  Unfortunately the only "solution" I've found thus far is to purchase a new head unit (eBay is a terrific source!).

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Communication to Offshore Navigator light

The internal memory battery is dieing. It will eventually stop completely unless you get a new battery installed.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Connecting Garmin GPS 152 to VHF Radio Silva S15

Hi!

From the S15 owners manual (Page 46):
http://www.bluemoment.com/manuals/silva_s15.pdf

The RED wire is GPS data,
The green wire is GPS ground.

Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on May 08, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Simrad CP33

Here is a link to the operation manual of the GPS plotter in PDF, it is a large file (3.25MB) so allow time for it to download.
http://www.busse-yachtshop.de/pdf/simrad-cp33.pdf

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Lowrance Globalmap 100... Problem: When you turn

1. PLEASE do not forget to award your ACCEPTED answer
2. here is a quick reference for your GPS http://www.lowrance.com/upload/Lowrance/Documents/Manuals/GM100.pdf
3. Be sure to completely charge your unit before turning it back on
4. If you still have problems with AUTOMATIC shutdown after turning on, the problem is most likely related to the batteries.
5. If the unit has been dropped, you may very well have additional problems aside from the battery.
PLEASE respond to me for more help if need be, username bbl242003

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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SOURCE: what is the connection path from Garmin 72 to raymarine c80, using NMEA 1083

I'm taking this as you want to send the gps information to your C80 not receive from the C80? If this is the case the brown wire on the garmin is the nmea data out +. The Black wire is considered nmea out neg (-) of the garmin. So hook the garmin brown to the white on the raymarine. Hook the black from the garmin to the green on the raymarine. That means you are outputting lat/long info to the raymarine from the garmin.

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