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Old 14-12-2012, 08:55   #1
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Boat at light speed (almost)

Em-trak released a new firmware for the B100 AIS transponder which solves the problem of unstable USB connections into OpenCPN. One part was a new driver.

And with that update we are now able to travel at 2.231.963 knots. No bad...

What happens is that OpenCPN finds a position of 0.0N/0.0E and integrates that into the track, sending you during some instance to the equator and back.
This under 3.1.1206, W7, and Tracking Precision at "Medium"

I'm not sure if it is a problem of the B100 or if OpenCPN does not receive the data correctly. It is the first time I'm observing this. Any one else?

The Tracking function should filter out GPS glitches anyhow, I would suggest.

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Old 14-12-2012, 09:30   #2
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Re: Boat at light speed (almost)

Slow down my friend, it's all about the journey. If it were about the destination, 747's are cheaper, more comfortable and faster.

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