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Old 18-12-2012, 10:54   #16
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Re: Output routes to Raymarine C120 classic?

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With version 3.1.1206 you can add and configure the port NMEA sentences.
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Hello,
With version 3.1.1206 you can add and configure the port NMEA sentences.
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Hello,
With version 3.1.1206 you can add and configure the port NMEA sentences.
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I would like to upgrade to a current beta, I did about a month ago and found that the beta did not support the nvc plug in for electronic versions of nv-charts. I am in the Bahamas now and these are the only electronic charts I can find of the Bahamas for use with openCPN.

Do you know if the new beta supports the nvc plug-in?
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Re: Output routes to Raymarine C120 classic?

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Here is the link for pluging nv-charts Plugin:

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Old 18-12-2012, 14:38   #21
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Re: Output routes to Raymarine C120 classic?

just a NMEA device, raymarine format would be good to burn a cartridge or load into the free Rayplanner.

choose the waypoint format (gpx) and file to send. in the upper panel

destination panel would be NMEA device

The french link they sent you is good advice for using the black box and a raymarine pilot plus instruments, in french anyway, good diagrams, well explained, but we need to deal with the C120.

OCPN is configured, to stay on the safe side I would take out Autopilot output and AIS com7 only for this action, you can configure back afterwards.
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I would like to upgrade to a current beta, I did about a month ago and found that the beta did not support the nvc plug in for electronic versions of nv-charts. I am in the Bahamas now and these are the only electronic charts I can find of the Bahamas for use with openCPN.

Do you know if the new beta supports the nvc plug-in?

Here's a link to load the vector maps of Bahamas that works with OpenCPN.
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Here is the link for pluging nv-charts Plugin:

PlugIns | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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I understand but what I am saying is the beta software about a month ago did not work with the plug-in and so I went back to 3.02.
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Here's a link to load the vector maps of Bahamas that works with OpenCPN.
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Are you sure there are ENCs of the Bahamas? I thought I had tried them a few months ago and determined that the Bahamas were not included with Florida or any of the states. I will have to look again.
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Right, but there aren't any small scale charts, right?
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Troubleshoot it yourself if you feel audacious. At least the DB9 /data cable part.

Look at the end of the C 120 NMEA DATA cable (the exposed cables), BROWN and GREEN should be wired together , AND this should connect to PIN 5 of the DB9 connector (follow cable and unscrew the caps to reveal, or measure from the outside if moulded), the tiny numbers are embedded in front of connector, PIN 5 is one end of top row (NMEA BOX operating manual page 18 has a diagram).

Then verify YELLOW cable from C120 NMEA DATA Cable goes to PIN 2 on DB9
Finally, verify WHITE cable from same goes to PIN 3 on DB9

For some reason and from my experience, all this cabling should be done, because even if you only need to "send" waypoints to C120 it will refuse to do it until you connect ins and outs as told.

Once you see this conditions met, try to do a transfer but I suggest you do not have any other of the connected elements switched on, leave them away for the transfer. Have C120 and OPCN up running only and do your trial. it should work. remember first prepare C120 to receive then put OCPN to the work.
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So I did what you said and checked all the connections and I got it to work.

I realized when checking all the wires coming out of the AIS650 and C120 that the TX from the DB9 on my laptop was connected to the NMEA OUT on the C120. I instead connected it to NMEA IN, configured the NMEA port to 4800 on the C120, put the C120 in to NMEA receive, and presto, routes and waypoints transfer over cleanly with names intact, etc. So long as other devices such as the AIS unit are powered down and not talking on the NMEA C120 Input port.

This leaves me with a bit of a confusion on how to operationalize this.

I have now two laptop USB cables.

1. a DB9 cable with 38400 baud connection to the single NMEA port on the c120 to which is also connected a 650 AIS, a backup Garmin 640 chart plotter, VHF. RX on the DB9 goes to NMEA INPUT on the C120.

2. A cable to the NMEA input on the interface box at 4800 baud

I was getting in openCPN AIS data from cable 1 and Seatalk data from cable 3.

Concerning cable 1, the RX on the laptop com port is going to the INPUT wire on the NMEA C120. If I also send the TX from the same com port to the INPUT wire on the NMEA C120 and reconfigure the port in openCPN and C120 to 4800 baud and turn off the AIS unit then I can send routes over cable 1 from openCPN. I confirmed this by just putting a jumper across the RX and TX of the DB9 connector that is connected to the Com to USB connector cable so that the TX went to the INPUT on the C120.

Obviously doing it thisway is a bit of a kludge.

I think I will never be able to avoid reconfiguring NMEA on the C120 to 4800 baud and disconnecting AIS by doing so and turning off the AIS unit so it isn't talking on the C120 NMEA input.

But I suppose I could run a third com cable and com port configured at 4800 baud in device manager and in openCPN taking TX to the INPUT on the C120. That way I wouldn't have to mess with cable 1 above.

Does this make sense??

Thanks for any thoughts you may have on how to make this more operational.
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Re: Output Routes to Raymarine C120 Classic?

Good you sorted the crucial inmediate problem, the rest, I was going to mention it long ago, but prefered to concentrate on the transfer thing. You need to replan the whole thing, probably like I do, pen and paper, put all equipment in a drawing plan, and carefully design the whole system to work as it should.
This could be a nice work if I where near, but I am some 10.000 miles from your boat...meaning that this is more like something that calls a close inspection on board, anyway when the new year , blah blah thing passses by, I could take a look to your last post and lend you a hand.
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