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Old 21-01-2012, 14:44   #1
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BU 353 Happily Blinking - But Datastream Empty

Installed OpenCPN, installed charts, installed GPS (BU 353). Downloaded newest drivers from Prolific, according to MS device manager 'this device is working properly'. OpenCPN on right port, both 4800 but still Nothing. This is progress because had twice a blue screen but still.... would like to see me on the chart...
PC is windows 7, 64bit. Went through all the trouble shooting exercises but ran out of options.... anybody with similar experience? or any suggestions/ideas?
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Old 21-01-2012, 14:51   #2
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Re: BU 353 happily blinking but datastream empty

You can download the GPS utility from the manufacturer's site and run it. That will confirm that the GPS data is getting into the computer. Be certain that only one program is using the GPS at a time unless you have installed software that shares the COM connection.
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Old 21-01-2012, 15:03   #3
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Hi Carina, I did and that works perfectly, 12 satellites and NYC did not move one bit... (that is good news I guess). So... the GPS signal makes it to my PC and that little utility tool gets the msg. That narrows it down. THANKS!!!
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Installed OpenCPN, installed charts, installed GPS (BU 353). Downloaded newest drivers from Prolific, according to MS device manager 'this device is working properly'. OpenCPN on right port, both 4800 but still Nothing. This is progress because had twice a blue screen but still.... would like to see me on the chart...
PC is windows 7, 64bit. Went through all the trouble shooting exercises but ran out of options.... anybody with similar experience? or any suggestions/ideas?
i do not know what to say. i have win7 64bit, ocpn, gps bu353 and prolific drivers. everithing worked fine for me from the box. this is my settings, maybe can help you.

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Old 21-01-2012, 15:12   #5
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It works!!! I did a cold start on the utility and apparentlt that triggered something that made it all good!! thank you!!!
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Re: BU 353 happily blinking but datastream empty

Xport (XPort) is a nice utility to confirm com ports.
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