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Old 11-07-2012, 01:05   #1
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blacked out screen? and ideas

Hi everyone. New to this and have been struggling to find what i am doing wrong.
Loaded the software on my imac and downloaded the cm93 maps (with slow connection took 2 days!)
I seem to have a dark screen with all the buttons active, but dark, and the maps showing in black and purple, but again really dark

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Any ideas what i have done wrong?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:27   #2
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Re: blacked out screen? and ideas

Are you are in night mode?

rollmouse over the tool bar top and click on the sunset looking icon to go throuh the options (sunset icon is 5 icons to the right from A+, hard to see in night mode)

welcome to the cpn users forum by the way!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:30   #3
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Are you are in night mode?

rollmouse over the tool bar top and click on the sunset looking icon to go thouh the option ( 5 icons to the right from A+)
Now i feel stupid! yes i was in night mode. All blue and yellow now !
Many thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:50   #4
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Re: blacked out screen? and ideas

I work in training HGV Drivers.

my mantra is

There is no such thing as a stupid question, just a lack of understanding.

the best improvements in understanding comes from the questions.

must admit the cm93 is a great resource.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:00   #5
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I work in training HGV Drivers.

my mantra is

There is no such thing as a stupid question, just a lack of understanding.

the best improvements in understanding comes from the questions.

must admit the cm93 is a great resource.
It is and thanks for your help. All working now. Next is hooking up inputs (gps and ais) Do you know if there is a resource anywhere ( this forum or elsewhere) explaining how to do this?
I have Navman and Lowrance plotters and would like to take inputs from one of them, but no idea where to start or if possible.
Thanks again
Martin
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Old 11-07-2012, 16:43   #6
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Re: blacked out screen? and ideas

The help section is a start

on yoeman site there is a diagram of how to wire a serial rs232 plug

Yeoman Sport download the pdf and page 58 gives the standard pin outs for nema in out and ground

you will need a rs232 to usb converter to comnnect to a laptop as modern laptops dont have rs232 connectors any more.


easy answer, buy a ais device that connects by usb, has its own gps for positioning.
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The help section is a start

on yoeman site there is a diagram of how to wire a serial rs232 plug

Yeoman Sport download the pdf and page 58 gives the standard pin outs for nema in out and ground

you will need a rs232 to usb converter to comnnect to a laptop as modern laptops dont have rs232 connectors any more.

easy answer, buy a ais device that connects by usb, has its own gps for positioning.
Thanks for the info, very useful.
I didn't know you could get an AIS device that included gps? Do you have any further details as this would handle it all for me.
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Re: blacked out screen? and ideas

Digital Yacht Clicky Thing here is a fairly reputable supplier
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Thanks for the info, very useful.
I didn't know you could get an AIS device that included gps? Do you have any further details as this would handle it all for me.
It is mandatory for a certified AIS transponder to include its own GPS. Relying on an external GPS is not allowed.

(Receiver only models are different of course, they need not be certified)
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