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Old 29-09-2013, 21:26   #256
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

rontom...

Have you got a camera? I'm serious...

Or maybe a thumbdrive, to copy some screenshots from the nav computer over to the computer that you are talking on now?

Otherwise, I'm just guessing....

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Old 29-09-2013, 22:14   #257
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

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Thanks

I have both Thumbdrive and Camera, I will try tomorrow to put something up .

Thanks for your Patience, i really want to make this work.
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Dave

I copied and Pasted these logs from my nav Computer, I do not know if i got all you need. I do not know how to transfer screen shots of my opencpn to Thumb drive, I know there is a way because i see others doing it. I will try taking a Photo of it and send, But like before everything shows good, Countdown, warmup, standby, transmit. But not a bit of Radar splash anywhere.
I have tried all different scenarios with the controls, but nothing shows.
If you need more let me know
Hope this gives you an Idea.

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Radar Log



ading: 76.85
1: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
2: Heading: 80.52
3: Scan packets per tick: 144
4: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
5: Heading: 81.6
6: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
7: Heading: 78.08
8: Scan packets per tick: 145
9: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
10: Heading: 77.02
11: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
12: Heading: 80.86
13: Scan packets per tick: 144
14: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
15: Heading: 80.98
16: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
17: Heading: 85.23
18: Scan packets per tick: 145
19: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
20: Heading: 77.2
21: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
22: Heading: 87.85
23: Scan packets per tick: 144
24: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
25: Heading: 70.19
26: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
27: Heading: 77.28
28: Scan packets per tick: 144
29: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
30: Heading: 75.91
31: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
32: Heading: 72.84
33: Scan packets per tick: 144
34: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
35: Heading: 74.46
36: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
37: Heading: 76.09
38: Scan packets per tick: 144
39: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
40: Heading: 75.65
41: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
42: Heading: 79.45
43: Scan packets per tick: 144
44: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
45: Heading: 74.37
46: UpdateState: PluginState [M] TX Active (6) Scanner state: TX Active (4)
47: Heading: 84.25
48: Scan packets per tick: 144


Log


11:57:15 AM: OpenGL-> Framebuffer Objects unavailable
11:57:15 AM: OpenGL-> Using Stencil buffer clipping
11:57:15 AM: OpenGL-> Estimated Max Resident Textures: 98
11:57:15 AM: Changing NMEA Datasource for GPGGA to Serial:COM7 (Priority: 0)
11:57:15 AM: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 511 MBytes
11:57:15 AM: Loading chart db version: V017
11:57:15 AM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #0: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16016.GEO
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #1: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #2: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16760.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #3: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17367.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #4: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16760.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #5: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16762.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #6: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17322A.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #7: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17322A.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #8: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17323.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #9: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17365a.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #10: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17368.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #11: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17375.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #12: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17368b.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #13: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17368C.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #14: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17370.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #15: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17372.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #16: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17372a.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #17: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17372b.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #18: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17375.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #19: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16016.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #20: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17375A.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #21: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17375a.nos
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #22: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17436b.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #23: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17436.geo
11:57:15 AM: Chart directory #24: C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17436a.geo
11:57:15 AM: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
11:57:15 AM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17327.geo
11:57:15 AM: Changing NMEA Datasource for GPGSA to Serial:COM7 (Priority: 0)
11:57:15 AM: ->gradar_pi: First Packet Rx
11:57:19 AM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\530.geo
11:58:14 AM: LOGBOOK: 2013-10-01 18:58:14 UTC GPS Lat 57.06629 Lon -135.36237 COG 118.04000 SOG 0.19
11:59:58 AM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\520.geo
12:00:00 PM: LOGBOOK: 2013-10-01 19:00:00 UTC GPS Lat 57.06633 Lon -135.36231 COG 50.49000 SOG 0.39
12:00:18 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\531.geo
12:01:06 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\16016.GEO
12:01:07 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17324.geo
12:02:50 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\50.geo
12:02:50 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\803.geo
12:03:43 PM: Initializing Chart C:\SC-30.v.2.1 (F)\Softcht\17320.geo





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RangeDialogPosY=157
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:08   #259
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Dave

I hope these work ok.
Bear with me, i am not very fast at this.

No radar splash at all

I installed a Furuno a couple of years ago, and it had Foam inside the dome for protecting the Magnetron, But there was warning
stickers , and you had to make the connections inside the Dome anyway.

I could find nothing in the Garmin Manual or Box of anykind. as to foam inside the Dome.

Could that be possible. I would suspect that there would be info to that effect posted somewhere
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

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Set the FTC Fast Time Constant to Off and the RainClutter to 0.

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Old 02-10-2013, 14:56   #263
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

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Thanks a lot, I had thought i had been through all the controls and different scenerios with them,
Cant wait to get it back on the Boat, and adjust it a little more, i think it is in the Ball park anyway for now.
it is hard to do it when not underway.

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Chuck...

Should we adjust the GRadarPI defaults for STC, Rain Clutter, etc. ?

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The initial values are read from the dome. GRadar does not automatically set any radar values except for range.

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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Hi guys. I have a question about the radar plugin. On my current radar I have a watchmen mode. I can set it so every 10 minutes or so it powers up the dome, takes a peek, and sounds an alarm if anything is near. It saves me a lot of power on long passages. Can the pluging do the same? I'm thinking of upgrading to a garmen dome before crossing the Pacific again.

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I finally got out to Try my Gradar on the Water, I did not have a thumb drive on board, but next time i go out i will capture some images and post on the forum for reference for somebody else that is going to hookup the Gradar, i was really impressed with how it performed..

one issue i discovered is that and slow speeds 2 knots or less the little boat on the screen wants to sashay back and forth like hunting for the signal.
I use a small hockey puck antenna, and has worked fine, but with the Gradar on and going slow 2 knots or less it causes the Targets ahead to sashay in conjunction with the little boat on the screen.
When charging at 8 knots everything works fine and Targets are stationary.

Would you recommend a heading sensor for low speeds.
or a different GPS Antenna or is there an adustment in Open Cpn for this?

Thanks Dave
keep up the good work.
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Hello
I want to change the color of the radar circles currently. Is there a way?
Thank you in anticipation.
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Old 31-10-2013, 09:21   #269
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

Hello
Is there a plugin for radar availlable for mac?
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Old 13-11-2013, 10:28   #270
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Re: OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn

I am going to wire in my Garmin HD 18 radar Unit in the next few days just to give it a try, this is a great concept.

I have several people around me that would like to do the same thing with the Navico 4g units. I see that for a while there was a plugin but it had limited functionality. Is there one somewhere that I can download and interface to a friends existing 4g unit?

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