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Old 17-05-2020, 19:59   #1
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GPS Connection fails after a minute of so.

Hi all.

I have a Raymarine RL-70 Chartplotter with GPS. The Chartplotter outputs NMEA0183 at 4800 and it has worked reliably for years to transfer data to a Standard Horizon radio that can display GPS data

This weekend I added a serial cable to connect the GPS data to my notebook. I then use a serial to USB adapter, because my notebook does not have a serial input. I created a new connection in OpenCPN and ran the NMEA debugger. Nothing. I disconnected the USB cable and reconnected it and the data flowed and I got a fix. But after about a minute, the data stopped. If I disconnect and reconnect the USB cable, the data flows again, but stops after about a minute.

At the same time, the Standard Horizon radio continued to receive GPS data without interruption.

Any idea of the problem and how to fix it?

Thanks.

Joe
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Old 17-05-2020, 21:18   #2
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Re: GPS Connection fails after a minute of so.

The USB adapters can be flaky. You might want to try a different brand.
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