I am running OpenCPN
(3.1.1309) on an EEE netbook (W7) with a Qstarz 818X USB GPS
. I split the Qstarz output with Xport and feed OpenCPN
from one of the virtual COM ports
it creates. I also run separate applications from the other virtual ports
I plan to fit a Radio
Ocean 4800 AIS VHF
and would like to feed it with GPS
data from OpenCPN through an RS232
serial/USB adapter. I also want to send the AIS
data from the VHF
to OpenCPN. The Qstarz will send data at 4800 or 38400 baud and the VHF can be configured to transmit AIS data at 4800 or 38400 baud. The VHF data connections are GPS NMEA
in (+) and (-), AIS NMEA
out (+) and (-). There are also unallocated NMEA out (+) and (-) connections.
Is it possible to configure OpenCPN so that both the GPS and AIS data streams can be carried on a single RS232
serial/USB connection or will I have to send the GPS data on one and receive the AIS data on another?
Thanks in advance.