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Old 20-01-2012, 06:12   #1036
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My only idea is to solder a simple hardware-multiplexer to bundle some inputs to one output - or does anyone know any software to do this job?
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look up "xport"
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Re: Feature Requests

and VSPE? (VirtualSerialPortEmulator) can't recall-it might do multiples...There's another recent recommendation for a good emulator around here somewhere ... ???

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Will OpenCPN support Garmin IMG maps?
No.You'll have to hunt down mapsource posts.
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Old 21-01-2012, 21:18   #1039
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I attach a test result with 2.5.1318...
OK, I'm confused. Does the OpenCPN 2.5.0 stable release also display DSC/distress positions? Or do you need this 1318 build? It 1318 part of the formal development program, or is it a custom build that someone has done for themselves? Where do I get it? (Web page only shows up to the 1310 beta.)

I have a GX2150 radio that has the capability to send both DSC and AIS @ 38400 on a single wire. But I have not configured it that way because I thought that OpenCPN ignored the DSC sentences.
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Old 21-01-2012, 21:45   #1040
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Option for viewing a Route where each leg is labeled with distance, and bearing and inverse bearing. Handy custom charts could be made and printed out as a back up for a journey if systems go down. Also would be handy to have on screen. Maybe a button or keystroke to toggle the distance and bearings as labeled.

It's nice that we can view this info for each leg when creating, or we can right click. But having it all there at once would be a great improvement.
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Old 22-01-2012, 02:24   #1041
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OK, I'm confused. Does the OpenCPN 2.5.0 stable release also display DSC/distress positions? Or do you need this 1318 build? It 1318 part of the formal development program, or is it a custom build that someone has done for themselves? Where do I get it? (Web page only shows up to the 1310 beta.)

I have a GX2150 radio that has the capability to send both DSC and AIS @ 38400 on a single wire. But I have not configured it that way because I thought that OpenCPN ignored the DSC sentences.
Its a modified version, you will find the link down here. I m still hasseling on the to feed the signals to to computer but working on that.

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Old 22-01-2012, 05:09   #1042
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I have a GX2150 radio that has the capability to send both DSC and AIS @ 38400 on a single wire. But I have not configured it that way because I thought that OpenCPN ignored the DSC sentences.
HI, I also have the 2150, and am following this with interest. AFAIK the 2.5 stable release does not, but future releases certainly will, thanks to Piotr and the team.

I will need an extra port to bring the signal in. I know that the 2150 can do AIS and DSC on the same wire, at 38400, but if you select 38400 on the menu, the 2150 also expects to RECEIVE at that speed. My GPS is still at 4800. So, I have had to select 4800 in the 2150 and therefore my AIS and DSC are seperate on the outputs.

If you know any different please advise. I have taken this up with SH and suggested that they incorporate a multiplexer like my old AIS system had, and include a USB port for the mux'd combined signal. The new radio will have GPS input, and will put out GPS,AIS,DSC, (Tea, Coffee, whatever you like) Via a USB port, emulating a configurable serial port.

Great Radio!!!! just bought 3 of them.
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Old 22-01-2012, 13:53   #1043
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OK, I'm confused. Does the OpenCPN 2.5.0 stable release also display DSC/distress positions? Or do you need this 1318 build? It 1318 part of the formal development program, or is it a custom build that someone has done for themselves? Where do I get it? (Web page only shows up to the 1310 beta.)
As far as I know, no stable release and no official Beta of OpenCPN does display DSC positions.

2.5.1318 (Betas are now 2.6.x) is a custom build that includes a patch prepared a year ago for 2.4.x but not included in any stable release.

I am publishing this custom build to gather more experience from users on the needs and possibilities/problems of interfacing to various equipment. I doubt if this will ever make it into a stable release in this exact form, but the more feedback will come in, the better any future implementation might be.

You can get it from a link in Forums - Post 863863">this-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-post.

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Old 25-01-2012, 03:28   #1044
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I would like to have an option to "sail ship without gps". A simulation-mode where you can change heading and speed (with no input from gps). This option is available in for example Transas Navisailor and SeaClear.

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I would like to have an option to "sail ship without gps".
There are plenty of GPS Emulators. For example: Virtual GPS - GPS Simulator
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vedis..

I second that. Very useful when planning voyages for the coming season.
During the snowy winter months in Norway,I planned and ran the route so many times in simulating modes that it felt like home when I finally did the trip for real.
At that time i had never heard of OCPN and was using Fugawi Marine ENC.

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I would like to have an option to "sail ship without gps". A simulation-mode where you can change heading and speed (with no input from gps).
While certainly it would be more elegant to have this built-in, it is possible today with simulated GPS input - just set DR position, course and speed, and watch the chart move... I do it all the time when testing. Right, underway I do not want to fiddle with virtual ports etc., but at sea there is always some GPS feed around.
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Re: Feature Requests

Years ago I use another product that would print the latitude and longitude scale on the border when printing a chart selection. This would be a nice feature for those of us that like to have a paper chart in hand when cruising out of our home waters.

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..... You can get it from a link in Forums - Post 863863">this-IRJDSUNE9932123321222xxeww-post.

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And it works (using NavMonPC as multiplexer, tnx fr the tip)!

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OpenCPN & orthodromic distance

Hello,
I just simulate a route through atlantic with OpenCPN and note that the distance is not the shortest one (orthodromic distance).
Does it exist a way to change this, or do I make a mistake.
Thanks for some explanations.
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