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by Belle Serene
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 6385

Re: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

Yes, you can do that if you want. Just note that electrically RS232 is not the same as NMEA0183, so it may may not work: NMEA uses a different voltage range and is a differential signal whereas RS232 just uses a single data wire and the electrical ground. NMEA is also opto-isolated on the receive s...
by Belle Serene
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: Hand bearing compass
Replies: 9
Views: 8630

Re: Hand bearing compass

sahona wrote:Is the plastimo Iris 50 the only rubber puck compass made these days?


No. The Axium ones are better made.

I have a spare one as I lost it for a while and of course found it the moment I'd replaced it.
by Belle Serene
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Gear and Gadgets
Topic: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 6385

Re: NMEA0183 to WiFi device coming up on Kickstarter

No need to pay that much to connect your phone or tablet to your instruments by wifi.

I used a cheap RS232 (which is the serial protocol on which NMEA is based) to wifi convertor, bought directly from the Chinese manufacturer (they sell for ten times the price on eBay).

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