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Theo Weber
 
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Default ST60 Wind Instrument Calibration

I'm having problems with my newly installed ST60 Wind. On it's
first start-up with everything connected I didn't get CAL in the display
as the manual states is supposed to happen. Checked the Raymarine
troubleshooting site and it suggests that I have cable connection
problems. I checked and retightened all connections, but still no CAL.
The next suggestion by Raymarine is that the unit needs to be checked by
a service centre. Of course that entails unstepping my mast, pulling
the cable from both mast and thru the boat, and removing the instrument
to leave a big hole in the boat while it's off getting checked.
I contacted them to see if I could do a little troubleshooting
myself. Raymarine tells me the only way is to send someone up the mast
and short each pin and check the resistance. To my way of thinking
there's got to be some sort of signal coming down from the wind speed
and direction transducers and I should be able to check the individual
wires for a current. Anyone have any experience? Cheers

Theo
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Dennis Pogson
 
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Default ST60 Wind Instrument Calibration

Theo Weber wrote:
I'm having problems with my newly installed ST60 Wind. On it's
first start-up with everything connected I didn't get CAL in the
display as the manual states is supposed to happen. Checked the
Raymarine troubleshooting site and it suggests that I have cable
connection problems. I checked and retightened all connections, but
still no CAL. The next suggestion by Raymarine is that the unit needs
to be checked by a service centre. Of course that entails unstepping
my mast, pulling the cable from both mast and thru the boat, and
removing the instrument to leave a big hole in the boat while it's
off getting checked. I contacted them to see if I could do a
little troubleshooting
myself. Raymarine tells me the only way is to send someone up the
mast and short each pin and check the resistance. To my way of
thinking there's got to be some sort of signal coming down from the
wind speed and direction transducers and I should be able to check
the individual wires for a current. Anyone have any experience?
Cheers

Theo


I would go over each connection in turn and make sure it was connnected to
the correct terminal as described in the manual before going to the trouble
Raymarine have suggested.

These things used to work on 5 volts years ago, but as some wires may be
data only, you could be looking for millivolts at the "downstairs" end.

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TomS
 
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Default ST60 Wind Instrument Calibration

Try Raymaines customer support on their website:
http://raymarine.custhelp.com/cgi-bi...r/std_adp.php?
p_sid=gqzWEZbh&p_lva=&p_faqid=408&p_created=100056 7828&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9n
cmlkc29ydD0mcF9yb3dfY250PTE2JnBfc2VhcmNoX3RleHQ9d2 luZCZwX3NlYXJjaF90eXBlPTMm
cF9wcm9kX2x2bDE9OCZwX3Byb2RfbHZsMj1_YW55fiZwX2NhdF 9sdmwxPTExJnBfc29ydF9ieT1k
Zmx0JnBfcGFnZT0x&p_li=

And firts you must set up your instrument as master. All instruments in a
ST60 system with a transducer connected must be set up as master.

Hope this helps,
Regs, TomS

"Theo Weber" wrote in message
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I'm having problems with my newly installed ST60 Wind. On it's
first start-up with everything connected I didn't get CAL in the display
as the manual states is supposed to happen. Checked the Raymarine
troubleshooting site and it suggests that I have cable connection
problems. I checked and retightened all connections, but still no CAL.
The next suggestion by Raymarine is that the unit needs to be checked by
a service centre. Of course that entails unstepping my mast, pulling
the cable from both mast and thru the boat, and removing the instrument
to leave a big hole in the boat while it's off getting checked.
I contacted them to see if I could do a little troubleshooting
myself. Raymarine tells me the only way is to send someone up the mast
and short each pin and check the resistance. To my way of thinking
there's got to be some sort of signal coming down from the wind speed
and direction transducers and I should be able to check the individual
wires for a current. Anyone have any experience? Cheers

Theo



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Theo Weber
 
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Default ST60 Wind Instrument Calibration

Interesting you mention the Master setting, Tom. When I go to the
advanced user settings section, the instrument tells me it thinks it's a
repeater (rc1 vice rc0 as stated in the manual). When I try to change
it, I get a double beep and it won't change. I've done a system reset,
but nothing changes. I'll try again next time I'm down to the boat.
Could this point to problems with the instrument vice the transducer?
BTW, the link you sent talks about serial port problems with WinME. Not
sure how that is applicable.

TomS wrote:

Try Raymaines customer support on their website:
http://raymarine.custhelp.com/cgi-bi...r/std_adp.php?

And firts you must set up your instrument as master. All instruments in a
ST60 system with a transducer connected must be set up as master.

Hope this helps,
Regs, TomS

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I'm having problems with my newly installed ST60 Wind. On it's
first start-up with everything connected I didn't get CAL in the display
as the manual states is supposed to happen. Checked the Raymarine
troubleshooting site and it suggests that I have cable connection
problems. I checked and retightened all connections, but still no CAL.
The next suggestion by Raymarine is that the unit needs to be checked by
a service centre. Of course that entails unstepping my mast, pulling
the cable from both mast and thru the boat, and removing the instrument
to leave a big hole in the boat while it's off getting checked.
I contacted them to see if I could do a little troubleshooting
myself. Raymarine tells me the only way is to send someone up the mast
and short each pin and check the resistance. To my way of thinking
there's got to be some sort of signal coming down from the wind speed
and direction transducers and I should be able to check the individual
wires for a current. Anyone have any experience? Cheers

Theo



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