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Old 18-12-2009, 14:20   #1
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Need Advice Connecting GPS to Garmin nRoute

Hi All, I am having a heck of time getting my Globalsat BT 359 Bluetooth GPS receiver to Garmin nRoute/blue chart. I did get the GPS to cominucate with Globalsat's Signal Tool through COM 10, but when I go to nRoute and select COM 10 through the "Select GPS Device" button it says that "COM 10 Does not exist" In fact any COM # I chose in nRoute say that it does not exist?? Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I am following the GPS setup instructions in nRoute all to no avail.. Thanks for any help, Meck
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Old 19-12-2009, 23:31   #2
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Check in the device manager which com ports that exist on your computer.
To get to the device manager, click start->settings->control panel->system->hardware->device manager.
My bluetooth comports are from 21 - 29.
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Old 20-12-2009, 02:55   #3
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Try a small inexpensive program called Franson GpsGate. It gives you multiple user definable ports from a single input and one of them can be a Garmin Emulated port. nRoute doesn't or will not run on a normal NMEA 0183 protocol. Hope this helps.
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Try a small inexpensive program called Franson GpsGate.
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Would be good to find a free one too
I used the franston GPSGate for its trial period but then I think it wqas $30 or $50 USD?
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Would be good to find a free one too
I used the franston GPSGate for its trial period but then I think it wqas $30 or $50 USD?
Mark is right, you have to get either a Garmin GPS or GPSGate. I looked for a freebie some years ago, couldn't find it. I opted for GPSGate as it allows me to run nRoute/Bluechart and a "real" navigation program with lower quality maps simultaniously.

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