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Old 14-11-2017, 00:33   #1
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NMEA Sentence HDG

Hi,

how does OC exactly work with the nmea sentence HDG?
Does OC use the values for devitation and variation or does OC just use the value for the heading and calculate then with the WMM plugin?

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Re: NMEA Sentence HDG

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Hi,

how does OC exactly work with the nmea sentence HDG?
Does OC use the values for devitation and variation or does OC just use the value for the heading and calculate then with the WMM plugin?

Thanks and regards

Andreas
If HDG message also contains the variation and E/W flags then O will use that. If not then it will look in RMC message for a variation. If nothing there it will use WMM plugin unless user has selected the variation manually in options.
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Re: NMEA Sentence HDG

TDan...

Nicely stated.

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@transmitterdan: Thanks.

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Re: NMEA Sentence HDG

Added to FAQ, did not know where else to put it.

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do..._sentence_work

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https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...nmea_sentences

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If HDG message also contains the variation and E/W flags then O will use that. If not then it will look in RMC message for a variation. If nothing there it will use WMM plugin unless user has selected the variation manually in options.
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