Originally Posted by Captkenkaye
I also have an Actisense 2000 NGT-1, an NMEA 2000
backbone with B&G instruments and a Windows 10 laptop
. I would like to use OpenCPN software. I have used OpenCPN for navigating using just a GPS signal from a "hockey puck" GPS module (model BU-353) and Windows XP. I believe this module is not compatible with Windows 10. I also have a Garmin
78SC handheld and Android and iPhone
In an ideal world, I would like to send the data from the G&G instruments to the other devices that other crew have (phones and tablets).
I am a newbie at using this forum so my apologies if I am not accessing it properly.
I'am using a Raspberry Pi 4 or 3B+ and OpenPlotter. Not with an Actisense but a Canable canbus adapter card. But I think it is about the same for the NGT1.
First move is to get the NGT1 working as can0.
Then you can go to the SignaLK Settings. Use Opcan. Switch this to on and set NGT1 as source.
NMEA2000 is now translated via Canboat to SignalK. Login an restart signalK.
Next is SignalK to NMEA183 and set the choises which items you like to receive in NMEA183.
You can also add N2K AIS
The outcome goes to the multiplexer Kplex.
De Raspberry Pi has a wireless Acces point. You can receive the data on another navigation
system. Make a wireless connection with the PI. The adress for the data is 10.10.10.1 port 10110 in other navigation
software or OpenCPN.
You can also use the VNC server in the RPI and receive the Pi deskstop via an VNC client.
VNC client work
almost every computer, tablet or smartphone.
Then there are the SignalK instruments. These can be used in every browser.
But the princible is: NMEA2000 via NGT1 to the signalK/canboot translation >signalK tot nmea183.
Looks a bit complicated but it works very wel.