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Old 20-10-2014, 01:16   #1
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Open CPN and a Garmin 72H

I've got a new Garmin 72H for a GPS for my Open CPN program. When I plug it into my computer, it freezes the program. Locks it solid so no keys work at all. I unplug and kill the program and when rebooted it works fine as long as I don't have the 72H plugged in.
I contacted Garmin and they told me to download and install new drivers. Did so with no difference. Still locks up the program. If I use the input from my AIS transponder, the GPS feature works fine so it's not the program. I got into the program and activated the Garmin feature in the tool box under communications so the program knows it's there.
Any suggestion where I'm going wrong.
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Old 20-10-2014, 11:25   #2
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Re: Open CPN and a Garmin 72H

I will be watching this as I have a Garmin 72H myself. I haven't used it with OpenCPN, however: I use a BU 393 (?) USB 'puck' and just fiddled with the baud rates until it worked, which it does.

I use the Garmin unit as a standalone lat/lon as it's pretty fast at acquisition.
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