Lowrance 3500C NMEA
I've got a Lowrance 3500C plotter and was wondering if anyone has connected this up to a DSC radio such that the radio sends the position from DSC messages to the plotter.
I think the plotter can do this (but I may be wrong)... According to the manual it's got NMEA 2000 interface (used for GPS antenna) and NMEA 0183.
Quote from the User manual "To exchange NMEA 0183, the GlobalMap 3500C has one NMEA 0183 version 2.0 communication port. Com port one (Com-1) can be used to receive NMEA format GPS data. The com port can also transmit NMEA format GPS data to another device."
So - has anyone tried this with a DSC VHF and also which radios are capable of transmitting a DSC position to the likes of a plotter (presumably it would display the DSC ID with an icon on the screen).
ICOM M421 doesn't appear to do this (it just receives the position from GPS).
If I could get this to work it would be really neat to see on the plotter where other people (and any distress messages) are located...