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Old 27-08-2012, 16:08   #1
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Help Configuring BT GPS w/ OpenCPN (Win7)

Hello all...was recommended OpenCPN by a user over on cruisingoutpost...I'm one of the people looking for a new home after the disappearance of livingaboard....any way, here's what I've got:

Sony Vaio F1 running Win 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit
GlobalSat BT-368
OpenCPN

Any way, OpenCPN is awesome...I came over from seaclear, so it's fantastic. With the GPS, I've been able to get the gps connected via bluetooth on COM3, but com3 does not show up in the drop down menu of OpenCPN when I go looking for it. The only choices under NMEA data source are: none, GARMIN, Network GPSD and Shared AIS port. I have downloaded the drivers from globatsat to no avail, and downloaded GPSInfo. Using that, I am able to determine that the GPS receiver is working...it shows my current position in the GPSInfo tab. I have also configured the port to 4800 baud as instructed.

Any one have any idea which direction I should head?

Thanks,

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Re: Help Configuring BT GPS w/ OpenCPN (Win7)

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Just type COM3 into the GPS port selection field.

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Old 27-08-2012, 16:25   #3
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Re: Help Configuring BT GPS w/ OpenCPN (Win7)

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Just type COM3 into the GPS port selection field.

Pavel

Heh. Boy do I feel like a tit.

Thanks.

Also, it still wasn't working after that, so I unpaired and then repaired, and it automatically loaded into OpenCPN upon connection being established. I feel like an idiot. Again, thanks for the help!
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