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Old 31 July 2004, 17:15   #31
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Still going....Got all the instruments talking to each other and the Fluxgate is working too, very impressive the way it works.

The plotter(gps) is now talking to the radio (for dsc) and also to the Fuel gauge, it will be interesting to see how the engine uses fuel at different speeds, Fixed up the new aerial ( 1mtr F/glass) and could listen to radio woolwich all day, knocks spots off the old ribrader aerial that was previously fitted. also connected up the ext speaker horn for the Hailer and foghorn facility that the Icom 601 has...very good also Wired in the Command Mic Skt.

next thing is the Batteries, Etc.
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Old 31 July 2004, 17:22   #32
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Old 31 July 2004, 17:40   #33
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Well done Chris. It's a bigger job than is generally realised. Does your plotter affect the radio in any way?
Do you go out at night? (On the boat, smartie.)
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Old 31 July 2004, 21:51   #34
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Good point...I Did notice that when i did a scan it sits on two channels (9 and 60 something) because of some noise preventing the scan fron continuing until you skip the offending channel altough at the moment they share a temp supply. I might run a seperate supply from the other battery if it keeps being a problem.

thats the only problem i can see so far...any ideas?
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Well, I asked because I had noise on the vhf, obtrusively loud. I did lots of extra screening and checking for earth loops etc. but came up with nothing. I finally found the cause and I had to make filters for the supply lines to get rid of it. The display illumination circuit of the gps uses a mark space (on/off) switching to control the dimming. This was putting a buzz onto the supply line. I already had spare cabling laid in from the battery but using a separate supply didn't resolve it. The filters were necesary.

I asked about night boating because you may find your led's too bright when you've got your night eyes and you may need to be able to switch them off or dim them.
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What make of plotter have you got? I have ferrites on the supply, it may be something local causing the noise i will have to have a play, could even be picking up a field from the mains extension lead thats in the boat for my soldering iron..They are not ultra bright leds so they should not be too much of a problem, if they are i will make a cover for them
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What make of plotter have you got? I have ferrites on the supply, it may be something local causing the noise i will have to have a play, could even be picking up a field from the mains extension lead thats in the boat for my soldering iron..They are not ultra bright leds so they should not be too much of a problem, if they are i will make a cover for them
gArfies got ferrites unfortunately the little minx's run up his trouser leg the other day and bit him on the betty's

to get back on track, do you have an easy access route to your fuses?
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What make of plotter have you got?
A Garmin 2010. My Garmin depth also puts a buzz on the supply and so does the Raymarine radar (a bit).
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I have ferrites on the supply,
So did I. They had no noticeable effect.
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.. it may be something local causing the noise i will have to have a play, could even be picking up a field from the mains extension lead thats in the boat for my soldering iron..
Grasping at straws, Chris.
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They are not ultra bright leds so they should not be too much of a problem, if they are i will make a cover for them
Aye they will. They're bright little bu**ers in the dark. Common the led grounds and put a switch in there to turn them all off if necessary. It'll save the hassle of making a set of covers.

A wee edit: my radar and sounder are blipping the cd/radio and they cause it to seek when the station signal is week. Just a thought.
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gArfies got ferrites unfortunately the little minx's run up his trouser leg the other day and bit him on the betty's

to get back on track, do you have an easy access route to your fuses?
Not too bad the fuse panels are in the console (see previous pic)
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Fired up the full panel tonight, no faults (phew) Radio problem now O.K scans normally, must have been a bit of local interference. Does anyone know what the spare wire does at the console end of the loom Mariner 115 4Stroke?
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