Please note that this older post has now been updated for our latest GPS150 smart antenna.
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 GPS150 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 GPS150 is a very good and cost effective replacement as all older Raymarine chart plotters/MFDs have a 2 wire NMEA0183 input which the GPS150 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 GPS150 and performance will actually be better than your old Raystar, as the GPS150 features the very latest GPS receiver technology.
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 GPS150. It comes with an integral 10m Power and Data cable and will work from a 12v or 24v supply.
Connection is very easy, simply connect the GPS150 Red wire to the Boat’s Positive Supply, the Black wire to the Boat’s Negative Supply, the Yellow Wire to the +ve NMEA Input of the Raymarine plotter and the Green wire to the -ve NMEA Input of the Raymarine plotter.
For other applications for the GPS150 click http://digitalyacht.net/2014/11/11/gps150-dualnav-sensor-six-great-applications-afloat/ and there’s more information on the GPS150 click here.