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Old 29 December 2011, 16:32   #11
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Ah, not so good.
Perhaps I will look again at the cabling, don't fancy being out of action for so long. Hope yours re-appears soon.
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Old 29 December 2011, 18:38   #12
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Bruce, How did this go. I have got problems with my GPS set up, an LGC 3000 connected to a Lowrance 5200C. It can flash "Positon Lost" and then "Position Acquired" in quite rapid succession. I have been through the nework connections and can see no obvious problems - cleaned the connectors etc. I was thinking the next move would be to buy a spare cable and go round replacing each cable in turn, but what a game! If it is possible to get the antenna checked that may be the way to go.
I think you can connect the aerial using the NMEA cable directly to the GPS. This is the only device that you can do this with. The idea being for people who do not want to set up an NMEA network you can still use a lowrance head unit with a GPS aerial.

No harm in trying!

As for it dropping off the network. Even if you think all your connections are good I did find that I had an issue on mine where the fuel guage sender kept giving an intermittent reading. In the end I worked out one of the T pieces was causing issues.

it worth swapping things over, for instance connect one of the LMF gauges to the T that your GPS antenna is using to see if the problem follows the T piece.
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Old 30 December 2011, 03:55   #13
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Thanks Chris, yes I had resolved to start swapping things around. The LGC 3000 manual states that the antenna has to be used on a network, as that is where it gets its power from, otherwise like you, that is the first thing that I would have done. Good point about the tees, I will not rule them out. I have got a spare cable on order, and will start going round with that when it arrives. The big issue for me is the weather, as each time I want to work on this I have to unbolt and lift the console, do the necessary and them replace the console as it supports my cover etc. All in all it means that I need at least a half day of reasonable weather to get any meaningful work done. Not many of those at the moment..............
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The 5200C is a network aerial and can't be plugged in direct.
I got my aerial back last week, cost 40 including a free aerial spat. Bit disapointed that it took a month but can't complain that I got a new aerial for next to nothing, possibly the Xmas holidays slowed things up?
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