I am currently running OpenCPN
3.2.2 on a dedicated pc in my nav station, while using a Simrad
NSS8 in the cockpit
. I also have the GoFree wifi
integration. The GoFree works great to send wind/depth/speed data from the NSS8 to OpenCPN
. What I would like to do is use the same connection to send AIS
info from OpenCPN to the NSS8. The NSS only has one NMEA0183 port, which I would like to use to connect to the autopilot
, which of course is a different baud rate than the AIS
For some reason the GoFree is easily passing data from the NSS to the PC, but I can't seem to get it to pass data from the PC to the NSS. I made sure to check the "output on this port" box. I also did output filtering to transmit AIVDM and AIVDO sentences.
The AIS data is coming from a SH GX2100 wired into a port on the PC. Everything is displayed fine on OpenCPN. I can also run this in parallel to the NSS's NMEA
port with success, but of course then I get no autopilot
Is there anything I am missing? Should this work?
I will probably end up adding an NMEA 0183
to NMEA 2000
adapter to convert the data from the AIS receiver to something that can be added to the Simnet. I just thought it would be nice to be able to do this using the integration of OpenCPN and the GoFree.