Adding NMEA 2000 to SimNet
Question for someone who might know... I have a Simrad system using the SimNet through a hub, not linked. I want to add my new iCom 506 with AIS to the system, it needs the GPS for the MMSI to work correctly.
Can I just add an adapter cable to the hub and add a NMEA 2000 backbone with a terminator, pulling the terminator on the SimNet hub and replacing it with the new NMEA backbone with it's terminator? The radio should then communicate with the GPS through the network.
My understanding is that the SimNet is also NMEA 2000 but with it's own plug system, and that it should power up without adding another power cable using the SimNet power supply.
Hopefully someone has done this, the Simrad info talks adding SimNet devices to the NMEA backbone, but not going the other direction.