NMEA-0183 Interface Data Collection

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NMEA-0183 Interface Data Collection

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:11 am

Welcome to my collection of information on how to interconnect marine electronic devices using NMEA-0183. This series of articles will collect information about the wire colors used for NMEA-0183 signals by various manufacturers and their various products. It also will identify the signals by their standard names, abandoning the many different names given to the signals by the manufacturers. A very simple rule to use when interconnecting them will be given. And an inexpensive and simple wiring arrangement to accomplish the actual wiring between devices will be described. By following this advice and using the information presented here it will be possible to interconnect any of the devices in the articles that follow.

If you were looking for some advice in the form of "connect red to green" you will not find it here. Instead, you will be given a simple, logical, concise method and the information necessary to make the connection.

STEP 1: IDENTIFY NMEA-0183 STANDARD COLORS AND SIGNALS
The NMEA-0183 standard for wire color identification of signals is:

TALKER A    = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Unfortunately, this is seldom followed in actual practice by manufacturers. Information on the NMEA-0183 Interface of various devices will be given using a standard form, as follows:

DEVICE: Device Name
TALKER A = Wire Color
TALKER B = Wire Color
LISTENER B = Wire Color
LISTENER A = Wire Color
Source: [Hyperlink to primary source of the information.]

(The reason for the ordering in my list of the A/B signals in the TALKER and LISTENER to be opposite--ABBA instead of ABAB--will be seen in a moment, when I describe the connection arrangement that I have found works very simply and consistently. The hyperlinks to primary reference material are very useful, as those resources usually include additional information that will be helpful in making these connections.)

Browse the listings below (in articles appended in this thread) to locate your particular device. Identify the signals and wire colors for your particular device. Once NMEA signals are identified by their wire color, interconnection of them can be done.

STEP 2: RULE FOR INTERCONNECTION OF NMEA-0183 DEVICES
Interconnection between devices will then always follow these simple rules:

RULE 1: LISTENER connects to the TALKER of the other device with the same A/B notation.

RULE 2: If a LISTENER B has no corresponding TALKER B signal, that LISTENER B connects to ground or the power source common (i.e., negative battery bus in most boats).

RULE 3: If a TALKER B has no corresponding LISTENER B, that TALKER B is insulated and left unconnected.

STEP 3: SIMPLE METHOD OF WIRING FOR INTERCONNECTION
A five-pole terminal strip makes a very simple way to interconnect devices. A terminal strip with compression clamp connections is often used. A typical example is shown below. These can be obtained from many sources at low cost (about $1.20). Finding a terminal block with five terminals may be a problem as the terminal blocks seem to be stocked only in even-number of terminal. A solution is to get a larger one (6-position) and cut off the unused terminals Compare at

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On the left side of the terminal strip you connect one device, and on the right side you connect the second device. If you lay out the signals as I show below, you have a very consistent method. IMPORTANT: the middle connector of the five pole terminal strip is always connected to the boat 12-Volt power negative bus by its own dedicated conductor. Here is the layout in ASCII drawing:

NMEA-0183 FIVE POLE TERMINAL STRIP

TALKER A---[O-O]---LISTENER A
TALKER B---[O-O]---LISTENER B
---[O-O]---(connect to power negative)
LISTENER B---[O-O]---TALKER B
LISTENER A---[O-O]---TALKER A


When wiring two NMEA devices to the terminal strip, there is only one possible inconsistency that can occur: if a LISTENER B has no corresponding TALKER B, wire that LISTENER B to the middle terminal or power negative.

If two devices which adhered to the NMEA-0183 standard for wire color and each provided both A and B signals were interfaced with a five-pole terminal strip, the connections would look like this:

SAMPLE TABLE OF CONNECTIONS
NMEA-0183 FIVE POLE CONNECTION 

White---[O-O]---Yellow
Brown---[O-O]---Green
---[O-O]---(connect to power negative)
Green---[O-O]---Brown
Yellow---[O-O]---White

Note that the order of the colors is the same on each side, just inverted top-to-bottom. Make a similar table for your two devices. This table will be a record of the wiring arrangement. If you follow my design, the table will also aid you in remembering the functions of each wire.

STEP 4: MAKE CONNECTIONS
Using the information on connections from your table and using the five-pole connector method, connect the two devices to the wiring device and interconnect them as your table indicates. At this point you will have finished with the electrical interconnection of the devices.

REVIEW: FOUR STEPS TO MAKE INTERCONNECTION
There are four steps in making a NMEA-0183 wired connection:

--locate the manufacturer's information about signal names and wire colors in the articles below
--apply the three interconnecting rules given above
--develop a table of wire connections for your two specific devices
--connect the signals according to your table of connection using the wiring pattern and rules above

MORE CONFIGURATION
When you have made the electrical interconnections, you have finished the actual wiring portion of the interface. You may have to continue the process by making changes to settings for the data characteristics of the interface ports and by selecting what data will be send across the interface. These topics are covered in other articles. Please see

Guide to NMEA-0183 Interconnections
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/guideNMEA0183.html

NMEA-0183 Interface: Signal Data Rate; Data to be Exchanged
http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=834&p=5421

The above articles will review the interconnection method, explain addition parameters or settings that need to be configured, and explain how the particular data to be exchange must be configured by the installer.

Appended below this article are additional articles that are specific to particular manufacturer and particular models of devices with NMEA-0183. Browse the following articles to find information about the two particular devices you wish to interconnect.

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STANDARD HORIZON Radios

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:40 am

Standard Horizon radios follow a fairly consistent color coding of their NMEA-0183 signals (although in older models not with the recommended wire colors) and generally always have both A and B signals.

DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX1500S, GX1600, GX1700
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Blue
INPUT SENTENCES = GSA, GSV, GLL, GGA, RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE

Source: Owner's Manual Page 16

DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX1255
TALKER A = Not provided
TALKER B = Not provided
LISTENER B = Green (Note this is identified as a ground, not a balanced input)
LISTENER A = Blue
INPUT SENTENCES = GLL, GGA, GNS RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = None

Source: Owner's Manual Page 8


DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX1300--Follows NMEA standard!
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = GSA, GSV, GLL, GGA, RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 16

DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX2000, GX2150
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Blue
Second High Speed LISTENER for AIS data for connection from an external AIS receiver
LISTENER B = White
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = GSA, GSV, GLL, GGA, RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE, VDM
Source: Owner's Manual Page 18
Nota Bene: early versions of these radios have different NMEA-0183 signals; consult the printed manual provided with the radio to identify signals and wire colors. The on-line PDF version linked above is not appropriate for these early production models.

DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX2200 with internal AIS receiver
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Blue
Second High Speed TALKER with AIS data for connection to a chart plotter
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = White
INPUT SENTENCES = GSA, GSV, GLL, GGA, RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE, VDM
Source: Owner's Manual Page 18

DEVICE: Standard-Horizon GX1150
TALKER A = Violet
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Blue
INPUT SENTENCES = GLL, GGA, RMC, GNS
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE

Source: Owner's Manual Page 16

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ICOM Radios

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:30 am

ICOM radios have recently conformed their NMEA-0183 signals to the standard electrical signals, nomenclature, and wire color codes. All of these new models follow the standard:

DEVICE: ICOM M44BB
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 6

DEVICE: ICOM M330, M330E, M330G, M330GE
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 53

DEVICE: ICOM M506
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 101

DEVICE: ICOM M323, M323G, M324, M324G
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 75

DEVICE: ICOM M423, M423G, M424, M424G
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
INPUT SENTENCES = RMC, GGA, GNS, GLL, VTG, GSV, GSA
OUTPUT SENTENCES = DSC, DSE
Source: Owner's Manual Page 75

Older ICOM radios did not follow the standard. Here is a sampling:

DEVICE: ICOM M422, M504
(On these devices, the cable may include a shield conductor. It is not clear
if the shield is just a chassis ground or an active B signal.)
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Red
Source: M422 User Guide Page 35, M504 User Guide Page 58

DEVICE: ICOM M402
(On these devices, the cable may include a shield conductor. It is not clear
if the shield is just a chassis ground or an active B signal.)
TALKER A = not provided
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = RCA jack outer conductor, which may be just chassis ground
LISTENER A = RCA jack center pin
Source: M402 User Guide Page 23
ASIDE: If you have an IC-M402 you may be interested in some further advice I can offer about this radio.

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LOWRANCE HDS Series First Generation, HDS Gen-2

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:29 pm

Lowrance chart plotters use a consistent (but non-standard) color coding and provide both A and B signals, however on certain models they offered an option in configuration which would allow for two interface ports, using only the A signals. This feature can be very useful, but it can also cause some confusion.

DEVICE: Lowrance All HDS first generation and HDS Gen-2
in RS-422 mode with a single interface


TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Orange
Source: HDS Installation Manual Page 30

DEVICE: Lowrance HDS-8 and HDS-10 first generation and HDS-8 and HDS-10 Gen-2
in RS-232 mode, allowing two interfaces


Com 1
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Orange

Com2
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Green
Source: HDS Installation Manual Page 30

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LOWRANCE HDS Gen-2 Touch

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DEVICE: Lowrance All HDS Gen-2 Touch

TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER A = Orange
LISTENER B = Green
Source: HDS Installation Manual Page 30

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Lowrance HDS Series Gen-3 and HDS CARBON

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DEVICE: Lowrance All HDS Gen-3

TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Orange

Source: HDS Installation Manual Page 26

Lowrance continues its use of non-standard wire color and non-standard naming of signals in their HDS CARBON series.

DEVICE: Lowrance HDS CARBON Series

TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Orange

Source: CARBON Installation Manual Page 31

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GARMIN EchoMap 50/70, GPSMap500/700, 800/1000, and 7400/7600 Series

Postby jimh » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:46 pm

The Garmin 50/70, 500/700, 800/1000, and 7400/7600 Series do not provide the standard NMEA-0183 B signals, but do provide two ports with just A signals; the nomenclature and wire color code is also non-standard, but it appears the wire color choice is very consistent across their product lines.

DEVICE: GARMIN EchoMap50/70, GPSMap 500/700, GPSMap 800/1000, and GPSMap 7400/7600 Series

Port 1
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Brown

Port 2
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Violet
Sources: 50/70 and 500/700 Installation Manual Page 3, 800/1000 Installation Manual Page 2, 7400/7600 Installation Manual Page 3

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SIMRAD Radios

Postby jimh » Sun May 01, 2016 7:45 am

SIMRAD radios provide a mix of signals, omitting the TALKER B in some radios and not following the standard nomenclature or color coding.

DEVICE: SIMRAD RS12
TALKER A = Orange
TALKER B = Black
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
Source: User Guide Page 52

DEVICE: SIMRAD RS35
TALKER A = Orange
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Second high-speed TALKER for output of AIS receiver as RS422
TALKER A = Black
TALKER B = White

Third high-speed TALKER for output of AIS receiver as RS232
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided
Source: Installation Manual Page 13

This newer Simrad RS20 radio now uses the standard NMEA 0183 wire colors and signal designators A/B, but still uses RX instead of LISTENER and TX instead of TALKER to identify the signals:

DEVICE: SIMRAD RS20
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
Source: User Guide Page 36, 37

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LOWRANCE Radios

Postby jimh » Sun May 01, 2016 11:08 am

Some Lowrance LINK series radios have the proper A/B signals; others omit the TALKER B. The older radios do not follow the standard nomenclature and color coding.

DEVICE: Lowrance LINK-5 radio
TALKER A = Orange
TALKER B = Black
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Source: LINK-5 User Guide Page 50

DEVICE: Lowrance LINK-8 radio
TALKER A = Orange
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Second high-speed TALKER for output of AIS receiver as RS422
TALKER A = Black
TALKER B = White

Third high-speed TALKER for output of AIS receiver as RS232
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided

Source: LINK-8 Installation Guide Page 13


This newer Lowrance LINK 6 radio now uses the standard NMEA 0183 wire colors and signal designators A/B, but still uses RX instead of LISTENER and TX instead of TALKER to identify the signals:
DEVICE: Lowrance LINK-6 radio
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Source: LINK-6 Owner's Manual Page 35

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LOWRANCE Elite Series

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DEVICE: Lowrance Elite-7, Elite 9
in RS-422 mode with a single interface


TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Orange

DEVICE: Lowrance Elite 7, Elite-9
in RS-232 mode, allowing two interfaces


Com 1
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Orange


Com2
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Green
Sources:
Elite-7 Installation Guide, Wiring panel; Elite-9 Installation Guide, Wiring panel

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GARMIN echoMAP 40/60 70/90, echoMap CHIRP 70/90 Series

Postby jimh » Mon May 02, 2016 10:48 am

The Garmin echoMAP series maintains the Garmin non-standard color coding, but offers only one interface:

DEVICE: GARMIN echoMap 40/50, echoMap CHIRP 70/90 Series
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Brown
Sources: echoMap 40/50 Series Installation Instructions Page 3-4,
echoMap 70/90 Series Installation Instructions Page 4

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SIMRAD Chart Plotters NSS 7/8/12 Series

Postby jimh » Tue May 03, 2016 7:58 am

The literature from SIMRAD for the (now discontinued) NSS 7/8/12 series is quite confusing. They refer to two modes of operation, but their text, illustrations, and actual product software do not all coincide. The connections should follow this form in the "RS422" mode selection:

DEVICE: Simrad NSS 7/8/12 Series
Called "NMEA-0183 for serial balanced output"
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Orange
LISTENER A = Green

Source: SIMRAD Installation Guide Page 29
The wiring colors shown above reflect the information contained in the linked documentation. An errata sheet contradicts this, switching the orange and green conductor designators.

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Re: SIMRAD NSS Evo2 Series

Postby jimh » Tue May 03, 2016 8:16 am

The literature from SIMRAD for the NSS evo2 Series indicates NMEA-0183 is provided on balanced input and output devices. The color coding for the LISTENER seems to be switched from the usual arrangement in other NAVICO products.

DEVICE: Simrad NSS evo2 Series
Called "NMEA-0183 serial balanced"
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = Blue
LISTENER B = Orange
LISTENER A = Green

Source: SIMRAD Installation Guide Page 16

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SIMRAD GO7xse

Postby jimh » Tue May 03, 2016 4:03 pm

The SIMRAD GO7xse has no NMEA-0183 interface. It provides only an NMEA-2000 interface.
Source: GO XSE Installation Manual Page 63

This lack of NMEA-0183 is becoming more common in the most recent chart plotter devices in the "value" tier of product lines.

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WEST MARINE radios

Postby jimh » Wed May 04, 2016 8:57 am

The newer WEST MARINE VHF480, VHF490, VHF580, VHF585, VHF 595, and VHF680 radios provide the recommended signals and follow the standard NMEA color coding:

DEVICE: WEST MARINE VHF480, VHF580, VHF585, VHF680
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow
Source: VHF480 Owner's Manual Page 29
VHF580 Owner's Manual Page 29
VHF585 Owner's Manual Page 40
VHF680 Owner's Manual Page E25

These older radios do not follow the standard for signals or color code:

DEVICE: WEST MARINE VHF500, VHF550
TALKER A = not provided
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Green
Source: VHF500 Owner's Manual Page E42
VHF550 Owner's Manual Page E42

DEVICE: WEST MARINE VHF650
TALKER A = Yellow
TALKER B = not provided
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = Green
Sources:
VHF650 Owner's Manual Page E44

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UNIDEN radios

Postby jimh » Wed May 04, 2016 10:02 am

The newer UNIDEN radios provide the recommended signals and follow the standard NMEA color coding:

DEVICE: UNIDEN UM380, UM385, UM415, UM435
TALKER A = White
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Supported sentences:
Receive: RMC, GLL, GNS, GGA, ZDA
Transmit: DSC, DSE
Source: UM380 Owner's Manual Page 29, UM415 Owner's Manual Page 29, UM385 Owner's Manual Page 30, UM435 Owner's Manual Page 30

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COBRA radios

Postby jimh » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:33 am

The COBRA MR F57 and F77 radios provide the recommended differential signals and follow the standard NMEA color coding, but only provide a LISTENER pair. They use a small phone-jack connector and furnish a cable with the following color conductors as loose wires:

DEVICE: COBRA MR F57, MR F77
TALKER A = [not provided]
TALKER B = [not provided]
LISTENER B = Green
LISTENER A = Yellow

Source: MR F57 Owner's Manual Page 23
MR F77 Owner's Manual Page 23

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Simrad NSO evo2

Postby jimh » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:45 pm

The literature from SIMRAD for the NSO evo2 Series indicates NMEA-0183 is provided on balanced input and output devices.

DEVICE: Simrad NSO evo2 Series
Called "NMEA-0183 balanced"
TALKER A = Green
TALKER B = Green-white
LISTENER B = Brown-white
LISTENER A = Brown


Source: Simrad NSO evo2 Marine Processor Installation Manual, page 15

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Re: GARMIN Radios

Postby jimh » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:38 am

The literature from Garmin for their VHF radios indicates NMEA-0183 is provided on balanced input and output devices. The standard wire colors are not followed. The color varies with model.

DEVICE: Garmin VHF Marine Band Radio 100/200 Series
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Gray
LISTENER A = Violet

Source: Garmin Installation Instructions, page 5

Supported sentences:
Receive: GGA, GLL, GNS, RMA, RMB, RMC
Transmit: DSC, DSE

DEVICE: Garmin VHF Marine Band Radio 110/210 Series
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = Brown
LISTENER B = Gray
LISTENER A = Violet

Source: Garmin Installation Instructions, page 3

Supported sentences:
Receive: GGA, GLL, GNS, RMA, RMB, RMC
Transmit: DSC, DSE

For the 300 Series radios the wire colors are again non-standard and also different from the other radios.

DEVICE: Garmin VHF Marine Band Radio 300 Series
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = Pink
LISTENER B = Orange-white
LISTENER A = White

Source: Garmin Installation Instructions, page 7

Supported sentences:
Receive: GGA, GLL, GNS, RMA, RMB, RMC
Transmit: DSC, DSE, VDM (AIS model only)

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Re: MATSUTEC HP33A Class B AIS Transponder

Postby jimh » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:18 am

Literature from Matsutec indicates the NMEA-0183 signals are single-ended, are provided on a connector with an associated cable with loose wires available for connection, and are identified with non-standard names in the OEM literature.

DEVICE: Matsutec HP-33A AIS Transponder Class-B
LISTENER A = Blue (or Pin 4)
LISTENER B = not provided
TALKER B = not provided
TALKER A = Green (or Pin 3)

Source: Illustration on page viii of manual; also available as a separate illustration.

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Re: GARMIN echoMAP 702/902, 742/942

Postby jimh » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:54 am

The Garmin echoMAP 702/742/902/942 series appears to improve the NMEA-0183 interface by providing the recommended differential signals, but a non-standard wire color code is still used:

DEVICE: GARMIN echoMap 702/742/902/942
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = Gray
LISTENER B = Violet
LISTENER A = Brown
Sources: echoMap 702/902 Series Installation Instructions Page 3

Supported sentences:
Receive: DPT, DBT, MTW, VHW, WPL, DSC, DSE, HDG, HDM, MWD, MDA, MWW, VDM
Transmit: GPAPB, GPBOD, GPBWC, GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL, GPXTE, PGRME, PGRMM, SDDBT, SDDPT, SDMTW, SDVHW
Source: Garmin Owner's Manual page 49-50

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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 1000 and 1200 series

Postby jimh » Sun May 07, 2017 9:24 am

The Garmin GPSMAP 1000 and 1200 series appears to improve the NMEA-0183 interface by providing the recommended differential signals, but a non-standard wire color code is still used:

DEVICE: GARMIN GPSMap 1000/1200 Series
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = Gray
LISTENER B = Violet
LISTENER A = Brown
Sources: GPSMap 702/902 Series Installation Instructions Page 3

Supported sentences:
Receive: DPT, DBT, MTW, VHW, WPL, DSC, DSE, HDG, HDM, MWD, MDA, MWW, VDM
Transmit: GPAPB, GPBOD, GPBWC, GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL, GPXTE, PGRME, PGRMM, SDDBT, SDDPT, SDMTW, SDVHW
Source: Garmin Owner's Manual page 48

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Re: KVH AZIMUTH 1000 Digital Compass

Postby jimh » Sun May 07, 2017 9:32 am

The KVH AZIMUTH 1000 digital compass provides its NMEA-0183 interface with differential signals, but a non-standard wire color code is used:

DEVICE: KVH AZIMUTH 1000 Digital Compass
TALKER A = GREEN
TALKER B = BROWN
LISTENER B = not provided
LISTENER A = not provided
Source: AZIMUTH 1000 Owner's Manual Page 47

Supported sentences:
Receive: none
Transmit: HDM (with TALKER ID $HC)
Source: AZIMUTH 1000 Owner's Manual page 48

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Re: GARMIN 6000/7000 series

Postby jimh » Sun May 28, 2017 8:34 am

The Garmin 6000/7000 Series provide the standard NMEA-0183 A/B signals; the wire color code is non-standard.

DEVICE: GARMIN 6000/7000 Series

Port 1
TALKER A = Gray
TALKER B = Pink
LISTENER B = Orange-White
LISTENER A = White

Port 2
TALKER A = Blue
TALKER B = Blue-White
LISTENER B = Brown-White
LISTENER A = Brown

Port 3
TALKER A = [not provided]
TALKER B = [not provided]
LISTENER B = Violet-White
LISTENER A = Violet

Port 4
TALKER A = [not provided]
TALKER B = [not provided]
LISTENER B = Red-White
LISTENER A = Black-White
Sources: 6000/7000 Series Installation Manual Page 12

Supported sentences:
Received: WPL, DSC, DPT, MTW, VHW
Transmit: GPAPB, GPBOD, GPBWC, GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA, GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG, GPWPL, GPXTE, PGRME, PGRMM, SDDBT, SDDPT, SDMTW, SDVHW
Source: Garmin Owner's Manual page 120

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Re: NMEA-0183 Interface Data Collection

Postby jimh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:51 pm

Added information about the ICOM IC-M330, M506, and M400BB radios to the ICOM listing above.