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Old 22-03-2017, 10:30   #1
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RTLSDR

Can anyone direct me to info on setting up the RTLSDR in 4.6.
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Re: RTLSDR

Can't really help but in the past when I had problem with the plugin, I disabled it and used:
https://github.com/dgiardini/rtl-ais/releases
Started rtl-ais from the command line and imported IMEA data under options:
https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...he_connections
It worked so much better.
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Re: RTLSDR

The new version of rtlsdr plugin for opencpn has rtl_ais built into it. It can also execute rtl_ais as an external program.

The purpose of the plugin is to start rtlsdr reception of ais when opencpn is run, and stop reception when opencpn exits.

If you want a different behavior or for debugging purposes, you can just run rtl_ais manually without using the opencpn plugin. Alternately you could have it run at startup as a system service.

No matter what you do, you must calibrate the dongle correctly. I am unaware of a program that can autocalibrate it easily. The plugin can do it inefficiently and slowly (takes minutes) if there is sufficient ais traffic.
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Re: RTLSDR

Does this mean that we don't need AISMon and SDRSharp? Just Zadig in the opencpn folder.
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