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Old 15-11-2011, 07:38   #1
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OpenCPN and Radar

I know open cpn has a radar option has anyone used it? which radars work with it?

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Re: OpenCPN and Radar

Steven,

I don't think that OpenCPN has a radar display capability.

You might want to move this post from the Navigation forum to the OpenCPN forum where you are likely get a better response.

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Re: OpenCPN and Radar

yeah i think im tripping i cant find a radar option in it either!
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Re: OpenCPN and Radar

There's no radar interface to openCPN, largely because all radar units are proprietary. Even if a manufacturer allows PC connectivity, the interface is closed and typically licensed only for a large amount of money. The Koden (Si-Tex) radars are supported by a number of packages such as Coastal Explorer and Expedition, but only as a fairly expensive add-on. Nick has been on-and-off with support for the Navico broadband radars in Expedition, but I believe Navico charges at least $1,000 per copy for a license. Currently I believe it would be impossible to support an open source interface to any radar unit given the licensing issues. In short, don't look for it any time soon unless a radar manufacturer decides to open up their interface for free.
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