Updating VX2 chart plotter to correct AIS problem

Updating VX2 chart plotter to correct AIS problem

Postby PhysicsTeacher » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:04 pm

I'm helping a friend update his VX2 chart plotters. They are RDP-149s. The serial number on one is 4345-6005. It is running 4.01.07. I attempted to load the 4.03 software, but it is not recognizing it when it boots with the SD card installed. This is the same SD card that I used to upgrade my own VX2s, so I know that the SD card is the correct format and size.

The reason for the software update is that I added AIS input on DATA2, but it is not recognizing the AIS input. I made sure that the Vesper Marine AIS was sending only pure AIS data and no other data. Do you think that a software update will also correct the AIS issue?

What do you suggest?

Thanks,

Bob
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Re: Updating VX2 chart plotter to correct AIS problem

Postby Johnny Electron » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:26 am

4.03 is the newest version of C-map and 4.01 is the newest version of Navionics. Are you trying to convert his unit from C-map to Navionics? What is the full program number of the software in the machine?
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Re: Updating VX2 chart plotter to correct AIS problem

Postby PhysicsTeacher » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:40 am

It's a C-Map unit. Program No. 195002404. 01, 07.
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Re: Updating VX2 chart plotter to correct AIS problem

Postby Johnny Electron » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:07 pm

The software agrees it is a 10.4" C-map v4.01 with boot loader 7
There are two different v4.03 programs. One for CCFL and the other for LED blacklit units. Which type is your unit?
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