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  1. One issue with Ockam is that the NMEA sentences don't include a checksum Most of the WiFi adapters won't pass the sentences through without a checksum. Yakker, DMK, and quark-elec all need a checksum I'm using an Actisense NGW-1 as a bridge to the NMEA 2000. It will translate sentences without a checksum but I don't think they make a NMEA 0183 WiFi gateway
  2. Digital Yacht sells this: USB-NMEA 0183 Converter Which is the same as this: USB-RS232-WE-1800-BT_0.0 To hook it up for what you need: 1) Gnd - black 2) TD-> - orange 4) RD<- - yellow Terminals 3,5, and 6 aren't connected
  3. Buy the Yanmar (Hitachi) if you just want to carry a spare Balmar for a more robust option Try your luck with fleabay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Alternator-replaces-LR180-03-LR18003-LR180-03A-LR18003A-Yanmar-Marine-/292922302519 If you go the last route I would recommend installing the cheap alternator then keeping the Yanmar as the spare (since you know it works)
  4. We have a 4JH3E with an LR180-03C alternator A lot depends on what you want. More charging or same as stock, externally/internally regulated, change belt setup... Check out Balmar's website: https://balmar.net/
  5. Digital Yacht got back to me The WLN10 will pass data through without a checksum
  6. We don't have a NMEA tap in our system so I'm just assuming the NMEA output is in the same format as the outputs from the RS-232 or GPS modules The problem may be that Ockam outputs NMEA sentences without a checksum. Without a checksum many devices will see the data as invalid and ignore it I know the Quark-elec A032 will not work without the checksum. I've also tried using a Yakker and DMK box for WiFi. Those didn't work either The Actisense NGW-1-ISO will work without the checksum. I used one of those to setup a NMEA 2000 backbone. Right now all we have on the N2K side is thr
  7. I just want to update this for anyone else who runs across this in the future The Quark-elec A032 will not work with Ockam. I doubt anything else they make will connect either. Even though they state that the device is "Compatible with all NMEA 0183 versions without configuring" it will not The problem is the lack of a checksum. Data coming out of the Ockams doesn't always have a checksum. The data passed through from the GPS does but data from other sensors does not. Without a valid checksum the Quark-elec A032 invalidates it and will not pass the sentence through. There is no way to ch
  8. Yes, Bill and I have sent many emails back and forth
  9. I haven't posted on the forum but have been in contact with Harry from Quark-elec. He's been happy to help as much as he can but I think the problem lies on the Ockam side. I tried multiple wire configurations and every baud setting in each configuration I have some adapters and converters that should be here by the end of the week. Going to see what's coming out of the GPS module. Also going to see if I can use the RS232 module to stream NMEA data through an RS422 converter into the Quark-elec box
  10. I'm trying to add a NMEA 2000 backbone to our existing Ockam system We recently got three new Garmin GNX 120 displays to put at the mast. Those and the AIS transponder (Em-trak B100) will be the only things on the backbone for now I purchased a Quark-elec A032 AIS to act as a gateway. Seemed like a simple hook up to the Ockam 041 GPS module. The Ockam system should send out NMEA data as if it were sending it to a chart plotter. That doesn't seem to be working though. I've tried every wire configuration at every baud rate. Yesterday I borrowed an Actisense NGW-1 to try that and it made no
  11. I just realized that the pic is from the Truman Show I can't stop laughing!
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