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Old 23-03-2019, 04:16   #1
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Radar PI Plugin OpenCPN 5 BR24 vs 3G setting

Anyone else noticed that when running a Simrad 3G Radar with Radar PI Plugin set to 3G it doesn't work in terms of showing you what is actually around you. Yet when set to BR24 (which is the driver the old plugin for 4.8 used) it functions as you would expect.

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Old 23-03-2019, 05:03   #2
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Re: Radar PI Plugin OpenCPN 5 BR24 vs 3G setting

The history of the 3G type is that after a certain date the firmware was changed. Before the change a 3G and BR24 was so to say equal at least about the communication interface. After that date the command interface is more like the 4G. Just more like but not the same. Unfortunately I don't remember when it was changed. I've rather new 3G and it works in radar_pi set up as a such. But I suggest you try to set it up as a BR24 type in radar_pi and check.
BTW what's your firmware date? Could be read in "Info" window if the radar was started up while the plugin is active.
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Old 25-03-2019, 11:00   #3
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Re: Radar PI Plugin OpenCPN 5 BR24 vs 3G setting

I found a link about this.
So if your 3G firmware is before that date please use radar type BR24 in radar_pi.
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https://ww2.bandg.com/downloads/broa...ftware-update/
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Old 28-03-2019, 09:16   #4
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Re: Radar PI Plugin OpenCPN 5 BR24 vs 3G setting

The latest version of the radar_pi plugin should automagically switch your radar to BR24 when it detects your "old 3G". Let us know how that works for you.
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