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Old 08 June 2005, 12:10   #1
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Proprietrary Lowrance Antenna Componnents

Greetings all,

I was surprised . recently, to discover that all the sockets on the Lowrance kit are proprietrary. Has anyone else come across this?

This is very frustrating if, as in my case the damage to the cable in within one inches of the unit thereby making a splice to the cable next to impossible. Then to make matters more frustrating the antenna is a sealed unit and it is not possible to get just the cable

Do all manafacturers use proprietrary fittings??

When will they learn the lessons of other industries and go for open standards?

Does anyone know of a third party coax plug that will fit the Lowrance?

Does anyone know of an alternative antenna for a Lowrance LMS 1600 / Globalmap 1600. Does anyone have one of the originals?

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Old 08 June 2005, 13:40   #2
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You are correct. I had this exact problem on a Lowrance GPS antenna some years ago, although splicing the cable made it all work again to "get me home" I had to contact Lowrance regarding a long term fix.

Although the antenna was discontinued, they were able to offer a "refurbshing" service which i imagine involved a new coax lead and plug!
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Many thanks,

Did Silva do the service or was it Phiad?

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Found the delivery note would you beleive it!

Silva, via Navionics (who were very helpfull) Tel 01506 419555
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I have been speaking to Phil at Silva on that number - very helpful.

I have a lowrance LCX 16ci plotter which has decided the "gps is not responding" I can't see a break in the wire but it is frustrating if I have to take the whole thing off the boat and post it away to have it all checked.

Has anyone got a spare LGC 12W antenna that I could borrow to see if it is the antennna rather than the plotter - Or a secondhand one they would be willing to sell as I am pretty sure it is the antenna thats faulty.

Or alternatively does anyone have a similar plotter fitted to their boat fitted via a bracket rather than flush mounted that I could test mine on?

At least it has helped me some needed chart work while broke!

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Ozz, I have a Lowrance LCG 12 and LMS 350a on Old Spice. If we tie the boat along side each other, I think I still have the original long lead in the garage which could reach across to your LMS 1600 etc. Are you about at the weekend or next Tuesday ?

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Hi Pete,
I am available on Saturday all day. Where are you going to be? Your help is much appreciated!

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Scrubbing me boat ready for the Queens inspection. I will be on the water in Haslar Creek, give me a shout on 07768 288763 as I will have to talk you in through the security, barb wire fences, mines and the boys in black who are really marshalling T200.

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Will do Pete. I am putting mine on a berth in Gosport for the week starting on Sat so will come round from the hamble in the morning. What time you going to be there?

Quite a lot of activity going on over that area this morning, just seen some jets flying overhead including two refuelling mid air. Must be getting ready for the big day.

Let me know if you have over capacity on the charter as I have mine coded now but have not got round to doing any marketing! Could work well as I would be leaving from similar location.

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