Dave, thanks for the reply.
As far as I remember, the only time that I noticed data streaming in the NMEA
Debug window was when I had AIS
(transponder) and GPS
connected through two different COM ports
, or just GPS
. The AIS
port had 38400 baud rate, priority 0 and empty filter field (accept only sentences), and the GPS port had 4800 baud, priority 0 and also empty filter field. Checksum controlled and no output from these ports
I have to check this again when I go down to the boat tomorrow (right now there blows an 8 Bf gale at the old harbour of Chania - the boat is safe but I do not have time to play with electronics). I will try to send you the screen
shot. The old debugger plugIn, however, shows that it receives NMEA data stream and NMEA events
even when only the AIS transponder is connected.
Regarding the Mac now, please ignore my comment about the Dashboard plugIn not working. In reality Dashboard was there (on the screen) but reduced (for some reason) in a miniscule size, difficult to spot. Now it has been resized and it is OK.
Thanks again for your efforts.