Which wires to connect when connecting a marine antenna to a raycraft gps
I want to get my GPS up and going but the only thing stopping me is these 5 wires running out of the antenna and the 5 wires i need to connect them to. I'm not sure which wires to connect them to because they are not matching colors. Can anyone help me?
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Hi. I have G series Raymarine and I listen the noise when swtich on I am not shure , may be from the ventilation (the fan).
I not find troubleshooting to G raymarine, I hope find the soulatoin thanks.
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n the system setup, under “UNITS” I set
BEARING to “MAG” (magnetic). This will cause the unit to display course /
bearing information in relation to the Magnetic North and match magnetic
compass readings. It is not the same as True North! One has to be careful with
this setting. There are a number of areas where the earth's magnetic field is
locally disturbed, sometimes very significantly. Your GPS may not account for
it.-again, under “UNITS” I set “METRIC”.
I had to replace a GPS antenna unit with cable. Sometimes, during bad weather or strong sun, I lost FIX on satellites. Cleaning the top of antenna did not help. Unit from Ebay was also a junk. Get a new one after testing display on a friend boat.
If you're using a raystar 125 antenna, you will have to power the red wire + and the shield wire - separately. Sl70's don't provide power over seatalk. Also make sure your green and brown wires are properly connected. If it's a 120 just power the red and sheild(black) and leave off the all except the yellow that's your data. If you still have nothing may probably have a problem in the antenna itself.
Normally this error shows that something is wrong with the antenna itself. If the unit is old it's best to change it out. most gps antennas are only good for about 5-10 years. unless you have had a lightning strike close by then less. The other thing is to make sure that you don't have the internal gps selected in the menu and that you have both terminators on the nmea 2000 network that the LGC-2000 is connected to.
The C Series units have a specific cable that connects directly to the DSM. The GPS antenna has multiple wires that will need to be connected to the "SeaTalk" port on the C80. The SeaTalk cable comes with the display. The GPS connects as indicated in the following link :
i just got it back from Lowrance and they replaced antenna and it works, but for how long is anybody's guess. The technician at Lowrance told me the antenna should be at least 3 feet from base unit and he thinks that is problem, because mine is only 2 feet. Why doesn't it say that in manual, if true and why doesn't MarineMax install it properly. MarineMax just gave up trying to help me, even though it was under their warranty. They just care about the sale and their installation was shoddy at best with wires hangiing all over the place. I decided to take care of it myself, so we will see.
The grey cable that you see (sometimes it comes in a black woven cable as well) as soon as you open up your unit has to be connected to the main board in the corner. Additionally on the I/O card or GPS board (the board that's attached to the rear cover) has to be connected as well. If you see any loose cables and you find a place it fits, plug it in.
So, the answer to your question is yes, that could be the problem.