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ReelJerks
12-23-2009, 04:18 AM
If some of you who have or are going to update to version 2.5.31.56, notice that certain communications to other devices (external GPS) are not working, this may prevent some headaches. Below is the bulletin from Navico.

HDS Software Advisory
Version 2.5.31.56 defaults NMEA 0183 output messages to off.
Product:All HDS
Software version:2.5.31.56
Effective date:10/19/09 onwards
Update Logistic Center stock:No
Update Distributor stock:No
Product recall:No

This is to inform you that when a customer installs the latest software onto an HDS unit that the NMEA 0183 output sentences setting now defaults to off. If you have a customer who needs to be able to interface with NMEA 0183, i.e. DSC VHF, then they will need to manually turn the output sentence settings on.
First make sure that the NMEA 0183 Output in enabled:
Press the MENU button twice.
1) Highlight Network
2) Select NMEA0183 Output
3) Press Enter to activate
The NMEA 0183 output is now active.


Next you have to enable the NMEA output sentences:
1) Scroll down to NMEA0183 output sentences…
2) Press the right arrow > on the key pad.
3) Highlight the heading of the type of output data you need, i.e. GPS, Navigation, etc.
a. *THE POPUP HELP SAYS TO PRESS MENU FOR MORE OPTIONS, THIS CURRENTLY DOES NOT WORK.*
4) Press the right arrow > on the keypad.
5) Highlight and press ENTER on each of the output types to enable them.
a. Repeat this for any other type of output data needed.
6) The output sentences that have the dot shaded blue are now active.
7) Press EXIT

I hope this alert prevents or stops any despair. Especially our saltwater friends that are probably using DSC or radar.

This needs to be a STICKY but I have no sticky powers. Maybe I can get some help.

Edd