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Old 07-04-2019, 14:11   #1471
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Can you turn on the NMEA debug window in the connections tab of tools?
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:00   #1472
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Hi Dan, I will do that friday when I am back in the boat. Right now at work.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:08   #1473
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Can you turn on the NMEA debug window in the connections tab of tools?

Hi Dan, this is a picture of my NMEA debug window.
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I have been looking but not finding, is there a way to to get opencpn to interpret Nexus fdx? I am trying to link in from com 1(serial port) and when I open nema 0183 debug all I get is errors. I have Nexus race and it works just fine. So I'm guessing the language is the issue. I know expedition had a translation plug in, has any one made/have one for opencpn?
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I have been looking but not finding, is there a way to to get opencpn to interpret Nexus fdx? I am trying to link in from com 1(serial port) and when I open nema 0183 debug all I get is errors. I have Nexus race and it works just fine. So I'm guessing the language is the issue. I know expedition had a translation plug in, has any one made/have one for opencpn?
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Old 15-04-2019, 14:27   #1476
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm connected directly to the server and not using an external USB connection.
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Thanks for the reply, but I'm connected directly to the server and not using an external USB connection.
I don't pretend to understand what "being connected directly to the server" means in this case as you talk about using a COM serial port. But this tool is the only thing that does exist.
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Old 15-04-2019, 15:13   #1478
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Ok next question is there a version for Windows, site only shows Linux/Unix
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Old 15-04-2019, 15:17   #1479
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It is written in Python so it might normally work on Windows. If not, a virtual machine with Linux or WSL will do.
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Ok next question is there a version for Windows, site only shows Linux/Unix
Windows 10 now runs native Linux apps. Look up Windows System for Linux or Bash for Windows.
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Old 19-04-2019, 15:32   #1481
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Hello,
I would like to know if you need to have a internet connection to run OpenCPN? I have down loaded my charts and everything seems to be working. So what would I need the internet for? I hope this question isn't to reveling as to my lack of ... Thanks in advance. We love OpenCPN and are just getting started.
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Old 19-04-2019, 16:09   #1482
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I would like to know if you need to have a internet connection to run OpenCPN? I have down loaded my charts and everything seems to be working. So what would I need the internet for? I hope this question isn't to reveling as to my lack of ... Thanks in advance. We love OpenCPN and are just getting started.

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No, you do not need the internet to use OpenCPN. You only need internet to download new/updated charts or other files such as weather grib files. Also, your computer will need security updates from time to time.

OpenCPN works with a local area network (LAN) on the boat if there is one. It can send and receive real time navigation data such as wind, depth, autopilot or any other NMEA0183 data over a LAN. It can also send/receive the same data over USB or RS-232 serial ports. It can transfer data from/to serial/LAN. There are plugins that allow to see a radar display overlaid on the chart display. That radar data typically is on the boat LAN.

You only “need” one source of navigation data onboard which is a source of position data such as a GPS or AIS unit. That data allows you to see your own boat’s position on the chart. The most commonly used is a so-called USB GPS “puck”. Amazon sells them for about $40US.
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Also, your computer will need security updates from time to time.
Well..... Dan, if no internet connection no need for security updates?? One of my my boat PCs haven't seen Internet since first W10 installation.
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Hi Dan, this is a picture of my NMEA debug window.
I can’t see the whole text. You can copy and paste the text into a message here.

But the red colored lines seem to be showing some kind of error. The exact error I cannot see from the photo.
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Thanks, so no virtual machine is needed?
That means with CI I won't need a virtual machine to compile and I can have O running linux too! (I am running out of space, this will help.)


How do I do this?
Look up Windows System for Linux or Bash for Windows and then what are the right steps to install? Choice of Linux version... particular gotchas?

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