I'm having trouble keeping data flowing into OpenCPN from my Raymarine
AIS650. Sometimes when I get to the boat an plug
in my laptop
everything works just fine. The data will keep flowing for long periods of time, more than 24 hours. However, if there is a issue with the computer, for example - it goes into standby mode, I can never get the data flowing again. Even restarting the computer does not help.
I am using Windows 7 Pro, Raymarine
650 with a USB cable, OpenCPN 3.3.1606. I have installed the driver from the CD that came with the AIS650.
The connection properties in OpenCPN are:
DataPort: Com3 AIS
Class B Transceiver
Protocol: NMEA 0183
Control Checksum is ticked
When the computer goes into this state I don't see any data in the NMEA
Debug Window. If I exit OpenCPN and start ProAIS2 I can see the AIS
listed as Com3 AIS Class B Transceiver, but when I try to connect to it the response is just...Determining AIS Transceiver Type and does not connect.
The data flow problem persists if I restart OpenCPN, and if I restart the laptop
I also have a Furuno
GP-32. When I switch over to using this cable, I have a much easier time getting data flowing from this GPS
, but obviously this only gives me position data. I'd much prefer to have AIS data.
I'm not sure if the AIS stops sending data, or it doesn't get past Windows to OpenCPN at some point.
My question is...how do I troubleshoot this problem? Has anyone written out troubleshooting steps that might apply?