Originally Posted by artisthos
One other point: I would not bother to connect the brown wire on the radio
. You already have GPS
in the radio
, so there is no need for it.
After you get your communications
up and running correctly on the blue wire, you could try hooking the converter's orange wire to the autopilot
(if you have one) so your boat can navigate a course that you plot in OpenCPN
. Check your autopilot's manual to verify whether it supports this, and what sentences you should filter out so you don't confuse or overwhelm the autopilot
. Typically, you'll send crosstrack error, bearing to waypoint, distance to waypoint, etc. It's also VERY helpful to send speed over ground (or over water
, if you have it), because some autopilots will adjust their rudder
gain and/or response speed based on your speed. Many older autopilots will require 4800 baud, so you'd have to set that speed for both directions.