- Jun 2, 2004
This location has worked well for us.
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My autopilot is an older Raymarine one where the display is also the control head. (The EV-200 has a separate computer right?) so we not comparing the exact same thing, but ...What about interference with the autopilot?
I'm in the middle of installing my EV-200 and the instruction say to have any wiring for the EV-200 at least 3 feet from any wiring for a VHF.
Yeah, this is how our old one is setup.My autopilot is an older Raymarine one where the display is also the control head. (The EV-200 has a separate computer right?) so we not comparing the exact same thing, but ...
I would think the signals travelling on the RAM mic wire are generally low level enough to not interfere. A different story if your actual VHF radio, or VHF antenna wire were close to the AP.
For me, I have the RAM mic wire, and ALL AP wiring (power, compass, drive, rudder, GPS) and all sorts of other wiring all bundled together through the pedestal, and beyond.
So far I've had no interference problems. I do get interference on my wind instrument when I transmit on VHF. My wind direction will spin randomly when I transmit. I suspect this is happening at the mast head, but I'm not sure. So, using my AP in Wind mode, and transmitting on VHF could cause some course direction problems!
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS (GX2200) with AIS RAM3. I took care of the VHF install, it was just the RAM that I had to hire out.Curt, Which VHF did you install?
Jeff - I am doing the same thing (I cut the remote mic extension cable to run it through my boat and am now splicing it back together. I’m having a devil of a time trying to make it work.Ran into the same consideration last year when I was upgrading my VHF and Chart Plotter . Went with the SH GX2200 with GPS / AIS and a RAM mike on our pedestal. Wanted to make it easy on the RAM but eventually broke down and cut the extension cable (OK per instructions) and fished the smaller cable up and soldered each wire of the cable back and heat shrank each one to seal. GX2200 with AIS is really nice and clear and am interfacing the AIS to my Raymarine Axiom 9 as an overlay.
I installed the Standard Horizon Ram Mike. It came with a terminator fitting to install in the boat at the helm. The wire from the radio to the terminal fitting had a connection to the radio and bare wires on the end. I ran the bare wire end through the boat to the terminal fitting. Then it was simple to follow the diagram in the install manual pink to pink terminal etc. The mike then attached to the fitting by plugging it in.
Unclear where you are in the procedure.