Hi cruzrr, did you get it working?
Originally Posted by cruzrr
How should I connect the compass
to make it work? using NMEA2000 or SimNet? Because now it seems like it is NMEA2000.
Do I have something wrong in my setup?
NMEA2000 (N2K) and Simnet is the same thing, just with different connectors. Adapter cables
Your drawing seems correct but is missing 2 terminators on each end of the N2K bus. If using Simnet connectors it's the red ones.
There is no direct way for the compass
heading to reach your computer if you have no N2K gateway or converter to USB or serila data. The new code should be able to read it from the radar, but see below;
Originally Posted by Douwe Fokkema
... and I added the "heading on radar"
From my own testing it provides improved stability, as I wrote in the main thread. But I can't get "pass heading to OCPN to work". It looks like a classic Catch 22: The radar can pass heading to O, but the plugin requires heading to start the radar.....
We did "trick" it into working by using the magnetic heading from the autopilot
(too slow and inaccurate for good radar overlay) + the wmm plugin, this allows the plugin to accept the preconditions and start the radar, then it seems to use the fast heading from the simnet/N2K-connected radar.
Maybe if "pass heading into OCPN" is enabled, the plugin should start without heading present and instead quit with a message "no heading from radar" if heading is not arriving in the radar data ?