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Old 13-03-2014, 18:43   #1
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Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

Folks...

Thanks to the continuing efforts of Charles Skerry, we have a new version of the Garmin radar overlay PlugIn for OpenCPN.

In Charles' words:

New features:

1. Use NMEA-SENTENCES to acquire true heading values at any HZ. Tested with 5 HZ HDG from the AP.

2. Store the heading with each scan packet.

3. Use stored heading to align display for each packet.

These improvements provide a stable display when the boat heading is changing.

4. Change the display rendering from using scan byte values to using scan bits. This provides a sharper and more detailed display.

5. Improve rotated vp rendering.

Great work, Charles. This version provides a meaningful improvement in appearance, performance, and usability to the GRadar PlugIn.

Source is available at:
https://github.com/bdbcat/gradar_pi

A prebuilt Windows binary is attached, adorned as usual.

Thanks again, Chuck.

Good luck to testers.

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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

Prebuilt Windows PlugIn attached.
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File Type: pdf gradar_win32_pi18_v14_pi.dll.pdf (264.0 KB, 57 views)
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Old 20-06-2014, 15:59   #4
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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

Hi reader, I am in need of some quick help here.

I am a OpenCPN user for years now and recently i downloaded the Gradar plugin. I have read everything i could about and decided to buy a Garmin GMR18

Today I connected the power on it then the data cable, then into my laptop before boot and then open opencpn but i still get

0: Found network interface: 192.168.1.66/24
1: Found network interface: 127.0.0.1/8
2: Scanner at 172.16.2.0 is <<NOT>> accessible for master control.
3: Successfully added to multicast group 239.254.2.0
4: UpdateState: PluginState [S] Searching (1) Scanner state: Unknown (0)
5: True Heading: 0 Mag Heading: -1.#IND Variation: -1.#IND thpri: 99 mhpri: 99 vpri: 99

same message that appears when there is no antenna at all.. If anyone can help, i need to fix before my departure to azores in 2 weeks... we are june 20th 2014.

please answer to my email chweedel at g mail dot com

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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

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Hi reader, I am in need of some quick help here.

I am a OpenCPN user for years now and recently i downloaded the Gradar plugin. I have read everything i could about and decided to buy a Garmin GMR18

Today I connected the power on it then the data cable, then into my laptop before boot and then open opencpn but i still get

0: Found network interface: 192.168.1.66/24
1: Found network interface: 127.0.0.1/8
2: Scanner at 172.16.2.0 is <<NOT>> accessible for master control.
3: Successfully added to multicast group 239.254.2.0
4: UpdateState: PluginState [S] Searching (1) Scanner state: Unknown (0)
5: True Heading: 0 Mag Heading: -1.#IND Variation: -1.#IND thpri: 99 mhpri: 99 vpri: 99

same message that appears when there is no antenna at all.. If anyone can help, i need to fix before my departure to azores in 2 weeks... we are june 20th 2014.

please answer to my email chweedel at g mail dot com

Thanks
Please describe your installation with a little more detail.

1. Is the switch in the cable installed?

2. Have you set up the address on your interface connection? Please post a screenshot.

Read through the old posts. Others have been down this road.

Good luck

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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

Thanks Chuck for your reply... I may sound quite amateur...well I am...

You said

1. Is the switch in the cable installed?

Hmmm wich switch are we talking about here (amphenol c**-5780?)... I tought a direct connection in my pc would do...

2. Have you set up the address on your interface connection? Please post a screenshot.

I have not done because I had no idea we had to do it and I have no idea how to do it


3. Read through the old posts. Others have been down this road.

I swear I did but it is sooooo long that i could not find in one chunk the whole process... and well... did not understand most of it... Maybe one of you could post a complete guide for total dummy... :-)
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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

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Thanks Chuck for your reply... I may sound quite amateur...well I am...

You said

1. Is the switch in the cable installed?

Hmmm wich switch are we talking about here (amphenol c**-5780?)... I tought a direct connection in my pc would do...

2. Have you set up the address on your interface connection? Please post a screenshot.

I have not done because I had no idea we had to do it and I have no idea how to do it


3. Read through the old posts. Others have been down this road.

I swear I did but it is sooooo long that i could not find in one chunk the whole process... and well... did not understand most of it... Maybe one of you could post a complete guide for total dummy... :-)
This might be helpful. http://opencpn.org/ocpn/downloads/doc/GRadarDoc.pdf
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Re: Garmin Radar PlugIn Version 1.4 Released

I already scaned this pdf and I am a type 2, so i need an amphenol device?
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I guess i should cry and ask if anyone who would do it through teamviewer...
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