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Old 14-12-2010, 02:28   #1
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Boat Symbol Always Pointing North

My boat symbol always points north no matter what the course is. I'm running a Garmin GPSMap 420 in simulation mode, north up in the OpenCPN settings.

OpenCPN version 2.1.0, Windows XP SP2.

Is this due to the simulation mode of the GPS? I tried simulation in Maxsea and it wasn't a problem. In Seaclear however, the same problem occurs.
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Old 18-12-2010, 23:20   #2
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Boat Symbol

In simulation mode the Garmin GPS does not send out the satellite fix code. Without this code navigation software will assume no fix and not plot a position or orientate the boat symbol


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