Originally Posted by richardhula
From what I can see the BU-353 is a USB GPS capable of outputting NMEA. I'm guessing it came with some driver software that allowed it to install a COM port on your PC. Check in Device Manager double clicking on "Ports (COM & LPT)". In the listing should be an entry corresponding to your GPS, with a COM port number.
Once installed correctly you don't need any other software to make the GPS work
. Just plug
it in & then configure C-MAP to connect with the COM port you found to receive GPS NMEA.
If you have trouble configuring the correct port within the C-MAP application, I believe there is a configuration file in the installation
called CMAPECS which can be configured manually with a text editor.
Thanks Richard it sounds like my system is running normally I have another question for you to ponder
I don't want to be a pain but the system I am using states its default set up is in WGS 1984 but I am struggling to find where to put these coordinates, the only coordinates it allows me to input is missing the last digit. Example WGS 84 S- 35 40 426 E- 138 35 810 this is the location of a reef I fish
, but when I put these coordinates in, the system drops the last digit off each axis Eg: S- 35 40 42 E- 138 35 81.
There is an area where I can input these coordinates correctly but when I click off the nominated axis the last three digits reverts back to 99.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated