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Old 11-10-2017, 18:31   #46
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Re: GPS for Use with Laptop and OpenCPN

Even though I have bought that gmouse unit I am looking at other ways as its on a slow boat from china.

I stumbled on this which got me interested as my $40 mobile phone and $50 tablet both get GLONASS and GPS sats.

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* Real-time GPS location tracking over USB, Bluetooth, or TCP/IP (wifi/mobile data)
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add: eyes glazed over reading that then found an app from same person
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...shareGPS&hl=en
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I did not say they do not exist, I said I did not see any.
Most contemporary GPS modules can use GLONASS, they just don't default to that. As I said before, the most important thing to do is to check which module is used; with that knowledge the full specifications will be available. Also, the module manufacturer usually publishes the interface documentation which will allow you to change its behavior, such as changing the serial data speed (RS-422) or update frequency, and which system to use. I don't see any advantage to using GLONASS but it is there if you like. Due to lack of interest it is often left out of the marketing hype.

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I don't see any advantage to using GLONASS but it is there if you like. Due to lack of interest it is often left out of the marketing hype.
Try sailing in the southern hemisphere your opinion will change.

$40 mobile phone with glonass has heaps of satellites.
Expensive plotter with waas GPS has no where near as many and sometimes not enough to get a fix.
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Good to know.

You shouldn't have a problem finding a GPS with GLONASS - just make sure you know which module is used and enable GLONASS with the manufacturer's instructions.

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Hi everybody!
Since i did not find any mention of it, i would like to highly recommend the SEAANGEL (produced in Austria) dongles. They include AIS and GPS and are simply awesome with a laptop. You can find info here:
SEANEXX AIS USB STICK

I started my single-handed sailing without much experience. This little helper has helped me enourmously and made my voayage (North Sea, Channel, Biscay, Atlantic Coast of Spain & Portugal, Gibraltar Strait, intra-Med) much safer. I would not want to miss it on my boat.

I had it running OpenCPN on Mac and Win. And it costs only 140€ !!
Just take an old (or new VHF-antenna, place it somewhere in the cockpict and connect it to the stick and you have AIS on your laptop!
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This list of Gps could probably be expanded.

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...re:gps_devices

Here are BT and Wifi techniques for phones. Good for emergencies but battery runs down fast.

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...droid_gps_apps
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