I am new to OpenCPN
and just downloaded a copy for evaluation. I installed the program on a laptop
running Windows 7. I also installed a few charts
for my location (SE Alaska). I then installed a puck GPS
. Using the GPS
utility (the one that came with the GPS) I can verify that the GPS is working. In OpenCPN
the boat is red (presumably indicating that there is a GPS fix), but the dot for the GPS status icon is also red (presumably indicating that there is not a fix). In fact these icons are identical to the picture on the OpenCPN homepage (OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage
). Red boat. Red dot.
When I click on Auto Follow I end up in the middle of the Pacific ocean
, suggesting that the GPS is not communicating with the software
. Has anyone had a similar issue and could they help me out? I have read the users manual.