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Old 01-31-2023, 02:47 AM   #1
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inexpensive nema to wifi router

I have a Standard Horizon VHF that includes an AIS with nema output. I would like to send this nema signal via wifi to my tablet which is running navionix, There are devices that cost several hundred dollars. Can someone lead me to a cheaper device.

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Old 01-31-2023, 07:19 AM   #2
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We use a YachtDevices YDNR-02 and it is small, but robust. It also costs over three hundred dollars.

With a bit of Googling, I found this.


It would be interesting to know if it works okay, or if it's a case of you get what you pay for.
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Old 01-31-2023, 08:05 AM   #3
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If you have a wifi enabled chart plotter with n2k, create a network and join the tablet to it. Then configure the navionics/nobltec/aquamaps to the correct port and data in the n2k network will be available.

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There is a lot of chatter on the internet about the YakBitz (love the name).

If you buy one, let us know how it works out for you.

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Old 01-31-2023, 11:56 AM   #5
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I have used this:
Does all you have asked for and more.
What kind of boat is that?
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Old 01-31-2023, 06:46 PM   #6
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If I read correctly YakBitz is NMEA 0183 but I'm guessing you might want NMEA 2000.

I can +1 the YachtDevices gateway -- have used one with 0 problems and connecting to supply GPS and other info from NMEA 2000 over WiFi to both tablet and phone -- for about 3 years now.
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Old 02-01-2023, 10:44 AM   #7
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I have a YakBitz, it was easy to set up and works great. Goes from my Standard Horizon AIS receiving VHF to my iPad running Navionics, exactly as you describe.

I'm going to try to set it up later this year on a Starlink wifi network and see if that works, but haven't tried it yet.
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I have this from Yacht Devices. Simple plug and play with a web interface.
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