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Old 23-09-2009, 11:58   #46
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Dave..
As mentioned earlier,I am still using the basic 130 version with build 917
and I have not had any crashes and most features work as expected.
Perhaps the problem is somewhere in 1.3.3 version and not the builds?
I am also using Vista Home.
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Old 23-09-2009, 15:32   #47
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When I switch to a vector chart sometimes there is a long delay that goes through one or more dialog boxes with something about "ingesting" When I try to cancel and/or close these boxes it can have unpredictable results although it doesn't seem to close the program anymore.
Before navigating, go through and view each and every ENC chart you are likely to encounter. This will "Ingest" them and create the S57 chart. Once it has done it once it doesn't have to do it again. So when you go out, you will only get the second, faster window that says "Loading".

The only time I have had OpenCPN crash is when trying to cancel one of those windows. (I have only been armchair cruising, with no GPS, AIS or route, so I haven't encountered the crash situations others have).

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Old 23-09-2009, 16:45   #48
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Send to GPS don't work with 917

Dave ,
I succeed creating a virtual port .
With 132 , I got data,s . You can see in the two files attached the route and the data's I got on the virtual port .
But with 917 , I got nothing ! No data's are sent to the port . May be it's a specific Vista problem ?

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Old 23-09-2009, 17:50   #49
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Ptizef....

Well done on the virtual serial port setup and test.

I just tried on 917, XP and it worked OK.

I do not doubt your results.
So, we need another Vista user to check/confirm/refute SendToGPS operation on 1.3.2 and 917:

HowTo:
1. Create a virtual serial port pair, writable by opencpn, and readable by hyperterminal. I use eterlogic, demo freeware.
2. Create a simple route.
3. Right click->SendToGPS (to the virtual port).
4. Output should appear on the hyperterminal screen.
5. Check on 917 first. If no good, try on 1.3.2,


The claim is that this worked on Ver 1.3.2, but not on Build 917.
As I say, it works for 917 on XP for me....

Anyone have the time and interest to try this again on Vista?

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Opencpn lacks a frame icon. I've added a 16x16 version of the main Opencpn icon to icons.cpp for this to be implemented on the window frames.

_img_frameicon

also: updated cpp to have a red and grey ship as requested ... (if it were up to me, I would have it statically red as gps status can be readily seen in chart readout bgcolor)

_img_ship_red _img_ship_grey

updated files: icons.cpp icons.h

full sources: opencpn_icons_cpp.zip
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The download file name of MY basic OpenCPN is: OpenCPN_132_Original
I suppose that means v. 1.3.2 ? it is about 16.8 MB in size. On this basis I have upgraded to build 917 and all works fine with no crashes. I am running under Vista Home. I will try the tests suggested.
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I can explain how I've done
I found on the web 'Virtual Serial Port Driver" from Eltima and I loaded the demo version
Hypertrm is no longer in Vista (Thanks Bill .. ) so I used the terminal part of a PIC programmer software

With VSPD I created a pair of virtual ports . One opened with opencpn and the other with the terminal
I created a small route and "send to gps"
Without changing anything , same route , same ini file etc.. with 132 = OK , just closing and opening 917 = Nothing ... back 132 = OK and so on ..

Waiting another user to know if it's my device or Vista

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Hyperterminal is still available in Vista Home.
What baud rate for GPS NMEA 2400?
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Hyperterminal is still available in Vista Home.
What baud rate for GPS NMEA 2400?
You can use teraterm on vista.
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Dave..
I am receiving a MY ship icon from Sweden alternating between green and red.??
I have no GPS attached or operating.
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A Windows Program for the Display, Capture, and Playback of NMEA data. and logs up to 4 ports, there is a hyperterminal like feature, to my knowledge it is free, I use it since quite some time now

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What baud rate for GPS NMEA 2400?
Sindbad

Most GPS are set to transmit with 4800 baud. But especially Garmin changed that and uses 9600 or 19200 by default.

AIS receivers usually come set to 38400.

With more data on the NMEA wire, higher baudrates are needed to push through all information. Especially when using multiplexers, combining inputs from several sources, higher rates allow for all info to pass.
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Why are my attachments within the size limits consistently being removed?
They are relevant to the message. Is here a ban on illustrations?

I am based in Costa Verde,Brazil where also my boat icon is at rest when a GPS is not connected. All of a sudden my boat has relocated to Sweden?
I have had similar events earlier when a friend of mine transmitted his boat position over a 3G connection. There must be a way this can be avoided through some sort of geographical filter?
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I am based in Costa Verde,Brazil where also my boat icon is at rest when a GPS is not connected. All of a sudden my boat has relocated to Sweden?
I have had similar events earlier when a friend of mine transmitted his boat position over a 3G connection. There must be a way this can be avoided through some sort of geographical filter?
Sindbad,

does this only happen with your internet-AIS data connected? If so, then I assume, somewhere in the AIS data stream somebody mixes in a GPS position. Then opencpn correctly puts the ship there. This would also explain the red/green behavior: Sometimes the GPS position is received (green own ship, somewhere in Sweden) sometimes it is not, for longer than the timeout settings in opencpn => red own ship icon.

Opencpn has separate settings for AIS and GPS input. What is your setting for GPS input (mine is set to "AIS port (shared)"), see screen-shot. Yours should be set to "none".

If it is set to "none" and your own ship still moves with GPS data from within the internet AIS stream, then I would file a bug report with Dave, if possible with some capture of the AIS stream.
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LeaseOnLife..

I normally have the NMEA data source on: None, but it makes no difference,the own ship icon will still have disappeared from it's normal position and if the Auto follow button is depressed,the map moves it's location to Sweden. This time however,the ship icon remains RED. The location of the ship icon also seems to be inland,on the island itself.

Should be easy to create a filter within OpenCPN EXCLUDING all data outside of the charts geographical parameters.
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