OK, so in the manual it says:
Output Port: Connect any NMEA
0183 compatible autopilot
. Select the correct serial
port from the list. OpenCPN does
accept autopilot output on the main GPS
input port, using the same baud rate, unless it is set to "AIS Port (Shared)".
Hmm... unfortunately I have a complete 0183 network through two multiplexers and it all funnels into the computer via a USB cable from the second multiplexer. I was hoping to have just that one connection to the computer; with wind
data coming to the computer and Autopilot data coming from the computer.
Is there a compelling reason why the code cannot have the same port specified for AIS
, GPS and Autopilot? Is it a matter of the AIS coming in at 38,400 baud and the autopilot needing the data going out to be at 4800?