I have done a great deal of searches on the forum and have also read heaps and heaps of the existing threads and also the OpenCPN
user manual as well.
After getting to this stage I have a few questions that I have not been able to find answers to so I am seeking advice from some current
- I do not have a GPS
at this stage to connect to my notebook pc so I am contemplating if it is better to go for a USB one which certainly sounds like it would be more convenient or to go for a handheld GPS
unit which I could pick up on ebay.
- If you have used a USB GPS unit what makes & models have you found to perform well and give good signal strength?
- Also what handheld GPS units have you used successfully - I have read that Garmin
units can give some issues with configuration into OpenCPN.
- It also appears that Australia
does not have the luxury, like the U.S.A. for example, of free charts
to download & import
into OpenCPN as it looks like we need to purchase ENC charts
through an authorised reseller of the Australian Hydrographic Service
. Is this correct & if so do you know how much the charge is for the East Coast
- Any other pointers would be appreciated.