Originally Posted by Mark Ward
I am using a Garmin
etrex GPS connected to my computer running OpenCPN. This GPS works flawlessly with other mapping software I have but not with OpenCPN. My settings in the OpenCPN Tools/GPS menu are correct & Open CPN
seems to recognize that my GPS is attached to the correct com port but my data stream window is empty & my location is not showing on the chart. Can anyone help me complete my OpenCPN/GPS connection so OpenCPN correctly identifys my location?
Your assistance is appreciated.
Mark, assuming you are on a windows computer and since other apps can see the gps, perhaps try "xport" or a similar emulator as an intermediary just to see. It's a useful app anyways, because you can run two nav programs from the same gps at the same time!
The other things that come to mind are the settings in the gps itself.Double-check and Set this to NMEA
also, a "search" of this opencpn forum or the navigation
forum may turn up something solved
specific to the etrex.