I also have a problem with connections.
I have a Garmin
GPS152 that has a 9600 baud serial port
connection. Even though I can connect to Seaclear and MapTech software
has NEVER been able to receive Garmin
protocol data from this GPS
via a standard serial
port and that is still the case.
But now I cannot SEND data to it, although that was previously possible with the "send data to GPS" dialog where the port and baud rate could be set. Of course, Garmin host protocol could be selected as well.
With this beta, all I get when I try to send route
and waypoint data is a dialog telling me to "prepare the GPS
for upload" - whatever that means. The Garmin is always ready to accept data, but seemingly can not be connected to OpenCPN
as even if I add the port in the connections dialog, it is not recognised as a GPS by OpenCPN.
I have two other GPS connected as well though only as sensors, so how does OpenCPN know which GPS I want the route
data sent to?
I use the GPS as the primary cockpit
instrument and if I can't upload data to it, I will have to revert to a previous version that has this capability.
ps all the connections I have tried setting have "no" status on the "output" tab. Maybe I could set my Garmin as a connection with "output" capability, but I can't see how.