I need advice choosing a bluetooth-enabled GPS
I have openCPN
3.2.0 running on a Win 8.1 tablet, sadly without an internal GPS antenna
, so need an external receiver.
Looking for a waterproofed (if possible), Bluetooth GPS receiver to pair the tablet to for GPS NMEA
Seen a few (Garmin, GlobalSat, Holux) that look like fitting the bill, but are not waterproofed, so need to be installed in the cabin
. I have a 1 inch think ply/GRP sandwich cabin
roof. Doubt they will pickup a good satellite
signal below deck
is about USD 150 for the entire setup.
Also, seen a few threads in the forum about several config adjustments needed by OCPN in order to receive GPS data over bluetooth. Not a tekkie, so sounds rather complex to set up to me. Would like as plug-and-play solutions as possible.
Any advise much appreciated. Thanks