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Old 11-05-2015, 16:24   #1
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opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

I purchased a Globalsat BT-821C Bluetooth GPS unit. OpenCPN doesn't seem to recognize the GPS input ... probably a bad case of operator error. I am wondering if someone has any suggestions ...
The installation was done as per Setting Up GPS | Official OpenCPN Homepage under the heading of "Ubuntu 12.04". I am running Ubuntu 15.04 though.
All the steps produce the expected results except when I run OpenCPN to do the final test and get no feed of the GPS data into OpenCPN. I have tried to run OpenCPN from a terminal window using sudo as well as running it under my regular user name.
The one item I am not quite sure on is the setup of the 'connections' in OpenCPN ... I am set for 'serial', data port is /dev/rfcomm0 at 4800 baud and 'control checksum' radio button ticked.
I would appreciate if someone that is using bluetooth gps input could look at their 'connections' screen and report how they are set up!
Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2015, 08:28   #2
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Re: opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

On Windows 7. First "pair" the device. Then Connections>Add Connection>Port (drop down to) "COM7 Standard Serial over Bluetooth link". Set Baud Rate =38400.
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Old 12-05-2015, 14:45   #3
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Re: opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

Thanks but the issue is under Ubuntu 15.04. Windows works just fine.
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Re: opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

Hi all, I have a really funny problem - I have no option "Connections" in my menu! Can you help me? Installation from the homepage OpenCPN, Win 8.1
Thanks in advance
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Re: opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

Jacekpio,

I would uinstall the current download, and then download and install again. I have had no problems, like this, with O4.0 and W8.1.
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Re: opencpn 4.0 and bluetooth gps

Did you try:
https://canne.wordpress.com/2013/01/.../#comment-1748
Took a while but worked for me on Ubuntu 14.04 - but with a Nokia LD-3W as described in the link.
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