With Spring just a few days away and thoughts turning to the new sailing season, we have noticed an above average increase in requests for our GPS105 smart GPS antenna. On further investigation, it would appear that many of these units are being used as replacements for old Raymarine Raystar 120 and 125 GPS antennas.
Although not Seatalk compatible, the GPS105 is a very good and cost effective replacement as all older Raymarine chart plotters/MFDs have a 2 wire NMEA0183 input which the GPS105 can connect to. Your Boat’s Position, course and speed over the ground plus all of the Satellite signal and position information is provided by the GPS105 and performance will be exactly the same as your old Raystar.
Supplied with the same standard 1″ x 14TPI threaded mount that the Raystar had, you can simply unscrew the old unit and screw on the GPS105. It comes with an integral 10m Power and Data and will work from a 12v or 24v supply.
Connection is very easy, simply connect the GPS105 Red wire to the Boat’s Positive Supply, the Black wire to the Boat’s Negative Supply, the Green Wire to the +ve NMEA Input of the Raymarine plotter and the silver Shield wire to the -ve NMEA Input of the Raymarine plotter.
For more information on the GPS105 click here.