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  1. Why doesn’t Maretron offer a WSO100 with a built in GPS or compass? The WSO100 is generally placed at the highest point on the vessel so that it is not obstructed from the wind. Unfortunately, the highest point on a vessel is often the worst possible placement for a GPS or compass. Take for example a GPS mounted at t... Read More
  2. What is ground wind? Ground wind is the speed and direction of the wind referenced to a compass rose, which is different from apparent and true wind which are referenced to the bow of the boat. The apparent and true wind are interesting to see how the wind is affecting o... Read More
  3. Which Maretron products are required for me to display true wind referenced to ground speed? In order to display true wind referenced to ground speed you will need a WSO100, a GPS200, a SSC200, and a display capable of computing true wind referenced to ground speed. The WSO100 measures the apparent wind while the GPS200 provides Speed Over G... Read More
  4. What is an SSC200? The Maretron SSC200 is a solid state, magnetic compass that is capable of measuring heading, pitch, roll, and rate of turn. The information is broadcast over an NMEA 0183 connection or an NMEA 2000 network where the information is available for any o... Read More
  5. Why is the SSC200 compass better than other marine compasses that use fluxgate technology? The SSC200 compass is better than other marine compasses that use fluxgate technology because there are no moving parts in the SSC200. Compasses using fluxgate technology have a coil floating in a liquid, and once this coil is set in motion (vessel i... Read More
  6. What information does the SSC200 compass provide? The SSC200 compass provides the following information:magnetic headingrollpitchrate of turn... Read More
  7. What messages (or PGNs) does the SSC200 transmit? The SSC200 compass transmits the following messages (or PGNs):PGN 127250 - Vessel Heading (Fields: 1-SID, 2-Heading Sensor Reading, 3-Magnetic Heading Correction 4- Magnetic Heading Correction 5-Heading Sensor Reference)PGN 127251 - Rate of Turn (Fie... Read More
  8. Why doesn’t the SSC200 compass transmit true heading? The SSC200 is a magnetic compass, which means that it measures the direction of Earth's magnetic field relative to the magnetic poles (magnetic heading). This is different than a gyrocompass, which measures heading relative to the Earth's r... Read More
  9. I navigate using magnetic heading and not true heading; how do I use the SSC200 compass and Maretron’s DSM150, DSM200, or DSM250 display to view my heading in magnetic? The SSC200 compass outputs heading information in magnetic format, so you just need to properly configure the DSM150, DSM200, or DSM250 to display heading in magnetic. To view magnetic heading on the DSM150, DSM200, or DSM250, do the following:Enter ... Read More
  10. I navigate using magnetic heading and not true heading; how do I use the SSC200 compass and N2KView software to view my heading in magnetic? The SSC200 compass outputs heading information in magnetic format, so you need to properly configure N2KView to display heading in magnetic. To view magnetic heading within N2KView, click on the "Units Setup" tab, and select "Magnetic from the "Headi... Read More
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