More SimNet, plus the handy AT10

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. bob says:

    After some research I found that the least expensive way to go from Simrad to standard N2K was to take a Simnet cable and cut one end off and install a Maretron field attachable connector. This works perfectly with my Maretron backbone and my Simrad AP-16 autopilot.

  2. marc says:

    Looking at the cables now wonder if the shield is connected to ground in Bob’s replacement of Simrad connector with Maretron field attachable connector. BUT found out on Simrad Autopilot Computer(AC12/42) they don’t connect the shield!! and maybe ont their simnet rudder feedback unit as well (rf25).
    How much shield is connected in a system anyway?
    And jumping ahead on Actisense box – connect shield to system or connect drain wire (much easier)?

  3. Bud Conroy says:

    I’m trying to connect a Maretron WSO100 to a Transas navigation system, via a PC comm port. I have the AT-10 2000-0183 Adapter. What baud rate is the output of the converter?
    So far, I’m unable to get any signal.
    Any troubleshooting hints?

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Bud, The AT10 NMEA 0183 output is the standard 4800 baud. I tested one since I wrote this entry, so you’ll find more in the update:
    It’s been a long time since I fooled with any Transas programs, but I’d guess you may have limited success with the AT10. A Maretron USB converter will probably get more data to Transas from the WSO, faster too, but I’m not positive. Please tell us how it goes.

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