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I am considering upgrading my LH2 e-Series system to LH3. Aside from the MFD's, the existing system also includes a SeatalkHS network switch linking radar and fishfinder and a SeatalkNG bus linking iTC-5, MFID's, VHF, GPS and a Mercruiser gateway.

Due to form factor considerations, I will probably be limited to the Axiom line (vs Pro or XL). I believe the upgrade could otherwise be accomplished by a simple swap-out of the MFD's but unfortunately I also need to maintain 2 channels of NMEA-0183 out to other equipment and 1 channel of NMEA-0183 in (all 4800 baud).

What equipment and/or setup would you recommend to implement this requirement?
Welcome back to the Raymarine Forum jwasko,

If simply seeking to provide 4800 BAUD GPS data to a VHF radio, SSB, EPIRB, etc. then it would be recommended that an E70196 VHF NMEA 0183 to STng Converter Kit be installed as a backbone component. As the 4800 BAUD NMEA 0183 output of Raymarine products may typically be paralleled to supply up to four NMEA 0183 listeners with data, this networking component may get you well down the path to supplying NMEA 0183 listeners with GPS data. A number of third party bidirectional NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 data bridging devices are available in the marketplace. Among the most commonly used devices NMEA 0183 to NMEA 2000 data bridging devices are the following:

- Actisense NGW-1-STNG ... for applications requiring one-way or bidirectional 4800 BAUD NMEA 0183 data bridging

- Actisense NGW-1-ISO-AIS ... for applications requiring one-way or bidirectional 38400 BAUD NMEA 0183 data bridging (ex. AIS receiver/transceiver, DSC VHF Radio/AIS transceiver, etc.)
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