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How to troubleshoot SR100 connection to E80
02-05-17, 07:53 PM
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How to troubleshoot SR100 connection to E80
I recently bought an '08 Formula 350 that has a working Raymarine E80 MFD, a working Raymarine DMS300, a working SeaTalk Network hub, and a Raymarine SR100 that I would like to get working. The Sirius subscription is expired. I was able to get the radio ESN for the SR100 from the back of the SR100 module. I have not yet called Sirius to re-subscribe, until I confirm whether the module is functioning. My E80 has the latest software update, version 5.69. When I go to the system menu, there is no menu option to setup/configure Satellite Weather. When I go to the External Interfaces, I don't see anything for the SR100. As I began troubeshooting, I did initially see a constant blinking amber LED on the SR100 after powering up the E80. I read in the manual that indicated bad antenna. I found the barrel connector connecting the gray antenna wire coming out of the SR100 to the white wire coming out of the antenna on the radar arch. It was not a good connection. I re-crimped the wire. Now, when I power on the E80, there is no blinking LED at all. I can't find a breaker for the SR100 on either of the Formula's breaker panels (under helm, inside cockpit cabinet), so I assume there should be a fuse in the power wire, but I can't locate it. I can't trace the power cable to it's connection to the boat's DC supply. One thing I could try is using a voltage testing tool to see if I have power in the cable itself. I suppose I could stick the voltage testing prongs into the cable end and see if I get a reading. If I am able to get power to the SR100, my next question is, do I need to have a subscription before the LED will blink green, and does having a valid subscription enable the E80 menu to have a selection for the weather module, or does a current subscription have nothing to do with getting the SR100 to be recognized by the E80? Many thanks for your response. Alan in Fort Lauderdale.
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How to troubleshoot SR100 connection to E80 - metrxguy - 02-05-17 07:53 PM

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