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Old 15-11-2018, 02:09   #1
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Exclamation USB GPS BS-708

I just received this USB GPS advertised as a replacement for the BU-353S4.

Plugged it in and Windows installed the driver in a few seconds. Launched OpenCPN which showed the new com port for the device. It had a position already located belowdecks in my FRG boat.

It worked at a baud rate of 4800 but finding some specs on it I found that it works from 4800 to 921600 bps with default of 9600 bps. I changed the baud rate in OpenCPN to 9600 but haven't enough time to see any difference.

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The surprise is the cost is about $13

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Old 16-11-2018, 02:17   #2
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Re: USB GPS BS-708

Installed quickly using Windows 8.1 but needed a restart of the computer after linking in OpenCPN.

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Re: USB GPS BS-708

The question is.. how long will it last?

My BU-353 is going on five years of non-stop use.
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Re: USB GPS BS-708

Thanks Terry, I ordered one.
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Re: USB GPS BS-708

Terry,
Interesting that it installed on w8 with generic drivers.

I have one, installed on w10. I had to install U-Blox drivers, first a sensor driver, then a VCP driver. Took a while to work it out. Just recently found a write up on OpenCPN help files, always pays to RTFM.

The puck is based on a U-Blox 7 chip, which is single constellation. The current 8 series are 4 constellation. Still, the 7 works fine.

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