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Old 15-03-2015, 15:51   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to display for instance Engine temperature NMEA sentences generated from an analog gateway? such as the one below?

NMEA Compatible Wi-Fi Wireless Marine Networking by Chetco Digital Instruments

Theres a lot of proprietary software to do this, but I was wondering what if any work has been done here.

I have searched your forums to find an answer about this, but i didnt find anything.

i think i have found the spot where the NMEA 0183 sentences are listed in OpenCPN.

Can anyone point me towards a thread so i can contribute without duplicating whats already been done?

Running OpenCPN on a fanless Atom D525 1.8Ghz board, using Xinutop image. Runs very well, very stable.. I have been inputting NavMonPC NMEA simulation data over TCP into my OpenCPN machine for about a week now.. no complaints.. My OpenCPN box thinks its onboard an Americas cup boat sailing outside of SanFrancisco harbour ! lots of fun.

Would love to show engine gauges next !

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Re: Custom NMEA guages displayed in openCPN

Adding an instrument(s) to the Dashboard plugin is the way to go I think. The framework is already there, and only a small amount of coding needed for extra gauges.
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