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DSC Radio?
« on: June 25, 2011, 09:51:13 AM »
I have recently replaced my 797 with a 998.  I'm also considering replacing my current vhf radio with a newer model that has the DSC function for emergency use, where it transmits a location when connected to the gps unit.  I need to know how or if I can connect the radio to the 998.  Thanks.
Also loosing depth accuracy at higher speeds (over ~20mph), especially in water with a chop.  I installed per instructions, but do I need to go up, or down to help with this.
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 10:06:51 AM »
Oops!  I should have done some searching first; found the answer at http://store.humminbird.cust.shopatron.com/media/document/gr16todscradio.pdf
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011, 05:28:02 PM »
Tommy; If your updating ck out ASI also. Roddy :)
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 09:03:10 PM »
Thanks, I will do that.  Upgrading is something I want to do before the fall of this year.
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 10:53:48 AM »
I have a West Marine VHF with DSC, I lost the manual for it but want to wire mine into either my 898 or 1198, just have to find the correct wires and connections....Cant find an online manual for my VHF yet
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 11:09:51 AM »
ed; Witch model? I have a bunch of user inst . Let me know mabe I can help. Roddy :)
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 11:17:03 AM »
Thanks Roddy...Its a West Marine VHF580....Someone told me it was made by Standard Horizon for West Marine..Ive looked online but have not run across a manual for it...Any help is greatly appreciated
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 11:23:26 AM »
Will try to post inst tonight. Roddy
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 11:37:41 AM »
AWESOME!!! Thanks Roddy....Im watching a DSC video from the Coast Guard on YouTube now...
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 01:24:13 PM »
Roddy, tell me more about ASI.  Thanks.
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 03:14:44 PM »
Roddy, the West Marine VHF580 apparently is a Uniden made VHF. According to Unidens website here is what they list:
Orange: NMEA OUT (-)
Black: Ext. Speaker (-) GND
Green: GPS Data IN (+)
Red: External Speaker (+)
Bare wire: Ground
Yellow: NMEA OUT (+)

Humminbird: Red: 12 volt OUTPUT Only
                     Black Wire: Ground
                     White Wire NMEA Out

Any ideas?

Was great talking to you today on the phone!!
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 05:58:47 PM »
Ed; Witch uniden modle did you look at? Roddy
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011, 09:24:58 PM »
BWK-Tommy; Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a short range coastal tracking system. It works with the ASI capeable VHF radio and GPS. Sends ID and pos of your boat and rec other boats info (DIS,Heading,speed,ID and pos). Real cool.

It can be run to a chart plotter too.

I have a Standard Horizon GX2100,HB 987/947 set up That I just love!


If you have a SATPHONE-CELLPHONE-HF-VHF-DSC-ASI-EPER Going off someone has got to know you need help!

Check out <http:/www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/asi.htm>

Sorry about hijacking the reply.  : ;D >:D Roddy
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011, 10:43:55 PM »
Roddy,
Called Uniden and the tech guy actually emailed me the 580 owners/install manual. The info/ wiring description I posted came directly from the PDF file he sent. I have to say the guy was real nice and within 5 minutes I had the manual. Im unsure of the connections as of now.
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011, 10:50:06 PM »
Way to go! Nice talking with you. Dont forget to REG the DSC.

       Radio               GPS

       gnd                 gnd
       power out       power in
      GPS IN            GPS OUT
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2011, 02:05:11 AM »
Roddy, thanks for the AIS info.  Although I have seen the description, I wasn't aware of what it does.
Tommy in Lowcountry S.C.

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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2011, 01:57:51 PM »
This is how I think that the wires should be connected:

Humminbird NMEA pigtail wire White (NMEA Output) to DSC Radio Green (GPS Data In +)
Humminbird NMEA pigtail wire Black (NMEA Ground) to DSC Radio Bare wire (Ground)
Humminbird NMEA pigtail Red wire (+12V) – DO NOT CONNECT! 

Be sure to set the NMEA Output menu to the On setting.

« Last Edit: June 29, 2011, 04:06:28 PM by Humminbird_Greg »
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2011, 02:52:26 PM »

Greg, Question........
Humminbird NMEA pigtail wire White (NMEA Output) to DSC Radio Green (GPS Data In +)

Humminbird NMEA pigtail wire Black (NMEA Ground) to DSC Radio Green (GPS Data In +)
                                      ^^^(Shouldnt this be connected to the bare ground wire?)^^^


Humminbird NMEA pigtail Red wire (+12V) – DO NOT CONNECT! 

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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2011, 04:08:53 PM »
Whatever do you mean Ed?
That’s what I stated...  >:D
Okay, I’m busted.   :-[
I was in a hurry to get to class and copied the first line and forgot to replace the Green wire from the DSC radio with the Bare wire from the DSC radio…  I went back and corrected my previous post.   ;D

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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2011, 10:02:57 AM »
Ha...No worries at all....I appreciate the help Greg as always....Im bringing the boat to my shop and get it wired up, just wanted be sure on the connections so I didnt fry a board or something....Should take me all of 10 minutes to make the connection....I go offshore so I think having the DSC will be a good thing....

Thanks again Mr Greg
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2011, 06:53:49 PM »
UPDATE: All went easy and well with the hookup for DSC...Works great....Sorry for the delay in updating, I had to search for this post to reply...Thanks Roddy and Greg!!
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2011, 10:49:13 PM »
Good!! Now add AIS. Roddy >:D
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2011, 08:08:10 AM »
Im going to look into that for the Donzi (yes I have 2 boats) No more room on the 21ft to add another VHF...The 35ft Donzi has dual garmin 5212's and no VHF yet so I'll look for a good VHF for that boat....Im such a newbie I dont really know the differences between the two...guess I should research it
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2011, 11:47:23 AM »
Ed ; Check out Standard Horizon 2100, it has DSC and AIS. Thats the unit I use.($450.00US). Roddy >:D
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Re: DSC Radio?
« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2011, 01:00:23 PM »
I will...Thanks Roddy!!
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