I have been trying to get my autopilot
to follow a route
also and have not had any luck. In going through the log file I discovered a similar failure ... Here is a log file:
13:00:46: -------Starting opencpn-------
13:00:46: Version 3.0.2 Build 2012-07-07
13:00:46: MemoryStatus: mem_total: 4028 mb, mem_initial: 8 mb
13:00:46: SData_Locn is C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\
13:00:47: Using existing Config_File: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn.ini
13:00:47: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 47.8542, -122.342
13:00:47: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 47.9989, -122.223
13:00:47: System default Language: en_US
1:00:47 PM: Opencpn
language set to: en_US
1:00:47 PM: ChartSymbols loaded from C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data\chartsymbols.xml
1:00:48 PM: Using s57data in C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data
1:00:48 PM: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 47.8542, -122.342
1:00:48 PM: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 47.9989, -122.223
1:00:48 PM: NMEA
Data Source is....Serial:COM3
1:00:48 PM: AIS
Data Source is....Serial:COM4
1:00:48 PM: OpenPD: 320, new_count = 1 for COM3
1:00:49 PM: Using WVSChart datafile: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\wvsdata\wvs43.dat
1:00:49 PM: NMEA AutoPilot
1:00:49 PM: Autopilot output device open failed: COM4
1:00:49 PM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins
1:00:49 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
1:00:49 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll Version detected: 106
1:00:49 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
1:00:49 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll Version detected: 107
1:00:49 PM: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 1024 MBytes
1:00:49 PM: Loading chart db version: V016
1:00:49 PM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
1:00:49 PM: Chart directory #0: C:\Users\Steve\Documents\charts
1:00:49 PM: GPS
Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
1:00:49 PM: Initializing Chart C:\Users\Steve\Documents\charts\18440\18440_1.KAP
1:00:49 PM: Initializing Chart C:\Users\Steve\Documents\charts\501\BSB_ROOT\501\5 01_1.KAP
1:00:50 PM: LOGBOOK: 2012-08-09 20:00:50 UTC DR Lat 47.99890 Lon -122.22310
1:01:10 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin
1:01:21 PM: opencpn::MyFrame exiting cleanly.
1:01:22 PM: Chart cache purge
1:01:22 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
1:01:22 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
1:01:22 PM: Stopping Secondary Thread
1:01:22 PM: ClosePD: 320, count_after_close = 0 for COM3
1:01:22 PM: and so CloseComPortPhysical
1:01:23 PM: Stopped in 1 sec.
1:01:23 PM: Stopping AIS
1:01:25 PM: Stopped in 2 sec.
1:01:25 PM: Chart cache purge
1:01:25 PM: LOGBOOK: 2012-08-09 20:01:25 UTC OFF: Lat 47.99890 Lon -122.22310
1:01:25 PM: opencpn::MyApp exiting cleanly...
I use a usb bu-353 puck gps
Ais input is from VHF radio
through usb to serial
It seems to input nmea data through the serial
cable, should it output data through the same cable? (Different pin of course!)
I have tried every imaginable wiring
combination with no luck!
Is this a related problem or do I have something else wrong?
Thanks for the support of a great program.