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S100 No Pilot
05-20-17, 08:55 PM
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S100 No Pilot
My S100 remote connected to a base station connected to a ST to STNg gateway once or twice a day will show a no pilot message even though it shows connection to the base station and if "Standby" is hit the EVO autopilot goes into standby. I can correct the problem by removing/reinserting a battery in the S100. Base Station or S100 problem?

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05-22-17, 12:58 PM (This post was last modified: 05-22-17 01:01 PM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: S100 No Pilot
Welcome to the Raymarine Forum Tom,

The reported issue may result from any of the following conditions:
- old software within the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter or Evolution Autopilot ... update all Raymarine products with the latest available Raymarine product software updates
- the battery level has dropped below that which the S100 may communicate with the autopilot ... replace the S100's batteries with a fresh set of batteries
- the base station has been installed in a location affording it to receive marginal RF signal energy from the S100 ... consider relocating the base station to a location which is closer to the S100 and offers less RF interference between the S100 and the base station
- intermittent SeaTalk or SeaTalkng communications path ... check for proper termination of the SeaTalkng backbone; check that the backbone is power from a single power insertion spur positioned at the approximate midpoint of the backbone's LEN load; check that the SeaTalk bus is being exclusively powered by the SeaTalkng backbone via the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter.
- more than one GPS source present within the backbone ... use the autopilot's or MFD's Data Sources feature to specify which GPS data source will be used by the system.

Should you have addressed the items specified above and should the problem persist, then it would be recommended that the base station and S100 be sent to Raymarine’s Product Repair Center to be bench checked / serviced.
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05-31-17, 12:19 AM
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RE: S100 No Pilot
Chuck,

All other software is current other than the ST to STng converter as it will not take an update to version 2.03. It is currently at version 1.21. I have downloaded the update file and placed it on a micro SD card in the root directory, asked the a68 MFD to check the card for updates and it does not find any updates. Consequently, I cannot do any data source selection and even if it were updated with GPS devices other than Raymarine on the network, I don't think I can do data source selection as I never have in the past. When I try it now, it tells me to consult the manual. The S100 problem is occurring more frequently now, several times an hour. The batteries are new, the base station signal strength shows 3 bars, and there don't appear to be any network interuptions otherwise, I would get a GPS alarm on two devices using the internal GPS in the a68 and the P70R would also disconnect.

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05-31-17, 08:38 AM (This post was last modified: 05-31-17 08:42 AM by Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator.)
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RE: S100 No Pilot
Tom,

To address the issue of updating the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter's software, it is recommended that you verify that the MFD has been updated with the latest available Raymarine product software update. If so, then verify that the file titled ray_Adapters_20160913.upgrade.iso has been copied to the root level directory of the microSD memory card. After doing so, insert the microSD memory card into the MFD's memory card reader and then command the MFD to Check Card For Updates. Should no updates be found, then the MFD's memory card reader should be tested to ensure that it is operational. If found to be operational, then it is recommended that all spurs be disconnected from the SeaTalkng backbone other than the MFD and the SeaTalkng Power Cable and that the update then be attempted again. Should you still be unable to update the SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter's software, then please click here to view a FAQ addressing alternative resources to update component software.

Please click here to view a FAQ addressing devices which may block Data Source Selection.

Should you have addressed the items specified above and should the problem persist with the S100, then it would be recommended that the base station and S100 be sent to Raymarine’s Product Repair Center to be bench checked / serviced.
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