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Old 02-19-2019, 01:20 PM  
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The EmTrak A100 gets its dynamic data from the Raymarine EV1, which seems to be sending over an HDT, which is what the A100 requires.

The MiniPlex-3 does have the ability to "make" an HDT from COG, among other things. So, even if I didn't have it from the EV1, I'd be able to feed it an approximation in disguise. Also note that the Em-Trak A100 doesn't require the HDT for things to work. If one is missing, it just sends the dynamic data without one. Since I'm not a mandated user, that would actually be fine for me -- but I like that it is getting the heading, because that could be helpful to anyone I might be communicating with w.r.t. crossing paths.

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