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Old 21-11-2021, 14:17   #2761
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Jack..
What I can see that AIS device has no wifi support.
Your daughter's care is commendable and I do support these safety considerations.
So what's next..
Many opportunities but I list two here for now.
  1. A small Raspberry Pi running Openplotter with OpenCPN where you connect the serial to USB converter from the AIS. The RPi can act as a wifi hot spot and feed your tablets. (A fun project and you'll have learned a lot when finalized.)
  2. A simple adapter from the serial protocol of you AIS device to wifi to support your tablet(s).
For the latter option I found some examples, see below.

Now I please bare in mind i haven't tested any of the linked devise but according to the specification both would fit. If you find a similar device elsewhere take that. These are just the first I found by Google.

For the first you have to get you a serial cable with a DB9 connector in one end for the AIS and screw the wires from pin 2,3 and 5 to the plinth. Straight forward and nothing is damaged if you get pin 2 and 3 wrong at the first try.
The second can directly use a serial DB9 cable.
To be safe feed both the AIS and the adapter from the same power fuse.

The Elfin-EW10A with a 4 pin connector.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001...15c6c3cd8ce2-0

Or maybe the HF2211.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3293...15c6c3cd8ce2-6

An exiting project.
Good luck.
Håkan
Thank you
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Old 08-12-2021, 05:40   #2762
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All.. for info:
I couldn't resist it so I bought one of the Elfin-EW10A. That's the one with internal antenna.
It's now bidirectional connected to a AIS class A transponder, baud rate 38400, and set up to get a DHCP IP from my local router. Easy set up via a web interface.

Just now used on three PC at home. Works fine also with the internal antenna through one floor ~20 meters away from the router.
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Old 08-12-2021, 14:36   #2763
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Thanks Steve
FS#2807 - Configuring AIS MMSI Address as MOB does not work

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AIS/MOB Error as requested by Rick.

Refer to Flyspray item: FS#2807

Note this refers to the following dialog where my assumption is that any MMSI address tagged to be displayed as a MOB alert, is displayed as a MOB alert instead of a normal position alert.

AIS SART/MOB/EPIRB devices with the correct MMSI prefix (970/972/974) and correct Navigation Status values (14 - SART Active) are displayed correctly.
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Old 06-03-2022, 18:34   #2764
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Mac OSX Plugin development help requested.

Attempting to build/test the next release of TwoCan plugin for OpenCPN 5.6.0 on Mac OSX with the required support for wxWidgets 3.15.

The plugin has a dependency on third party drivers to provide CAN interface support on Rusoku Toucan & Kvaser Leaflight adapters.

The source code for these drivers is available and the TwoCan plugin CI build process fetches the source code for these drivers, builds them using a makefile and includes the files in the resulting tarball. I will add that the previous version of TwoCan successfully performed all of these steps, albeit in the previous CI environment in which plugins were built.

The current status is that the new version of the TwoCan plugin fails to load with the following error:
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00:28:39.242 MESSAGE pluginmanager.cpp:2267 PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/libtwocan_plugin_pi.dylib
00:28:39.245 ERROR dlunix.cpp:120 Failed to load shared library '/Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/libtwocan_plugin_pi.dylib': dlopen(/Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/libtwocan_plugin_pi.dylib, 2): Symbol not found: ___darwin_check_fd_set_overflow
Referenced from: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/./../SharedSupport/plugins/twocan_plugin_pi/data/drivers/libKvaserCAN.0.2.dylib (which was built for Mac OS X 11.0)
in /Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/./../SharedSupport/plugins/twocan_plugin_pi/data/drivers/libKvaserCAN.0.2.dylib
00:28:39.245 MESSAGE pluginmanager.cpp:2331 PlugInManager: Cannot load library: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/libtwocan_plugin_pi.dylib
00:28:39.245 MESSAGE pluginmanager.cpp:2335 Jailing: /Users/user/Library/Application Support/OpenCPN/Contents/PlugIns/libtwocan_plugin_pi.dylib
My current Mac test & development machine is a late 2012 Mac mini running Catalina (version 10.15.3).

It appears as though the CI process builds the third party driver for OS X 11.

Any thoughts from any OS X developers as to how to solve this problem ?

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Old 06-03-2022, 18:42   #2765
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Seems to be an Apple bug, which disappears with different Xcode toolchain versions. From the many references to it, https://github.com/mono/mono/issues/19393 seems to be the most complete, including some workarounds.
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Old 07-03-2022, 02:31   #2766
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Hi Pavel,

Thanks for the link. I also found similar, however my problem is slightly different as the plugin compiles & links, the problem is at runtime.

My local workaround is after importing my plugin's tarball, to replace the two dylibs (for the Kvaser Leaflight & Rusoku Toucan adapters) that are normally built by the a makefile in CI process, with versions built on my local machine.

So I think the problem is just simply the Circle CI builds these two dylibs targeting OSX 11 which is incompatible with my Mac Mini running Catalina.

I will attempt to force the Circle CI environment to target earlier versions of the OS by adding a MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET environment variable. I noted that compiling & linking of the actual plugin with CMAKE uses the CMAKE_OSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET cflags.

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Old 07-03-2022, 11:14   #2767
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Re: Beta Test / Technical

Hi gang- I'm at my wits end on getting ais data into my mac (catilina) from my garmin gps. I've downloaded the (suspected) drivers for my usb serial converter into my mac but no go. This usb serial (digital yacht adapter) worked fine into my pc but NOT into my mac! Any. help is appreciated!
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:17   #2768
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Hi gang- I'm at my wits end on getting ais data into my mac (catilina) from my garmin gps. I've downloaded the (suspected) drivers for my usb serial converter into my mac but no go. This usb serial (digital yacht adapter) worked fine into my pc but NOT into my mac! Any. help is appreciated!
To get ais data you will need an ais receiver and not a gps device only.
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Using flatpack to download the latest beta, is it possible to access the relevant S57 folder to swap the original chartsymbols.xml file to one displaying the SHOM colors. Methinks not ....
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ais data into my mac (catilina) from my garmin gps

GPS does not provide AIS data.
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Volunteer Plugin Testing for all OS

We really need a team of "Volunteer Plugin Testers" using all the different OS systems. Our primary and most basic need is for "Basic Testing", does it crash OpenCPN, does it open and close properly, are the menus working. This would be needed at several points before each release of OpenCPN and at times during the plugin development process.

Please indicate your interest here or under Issues here

https://github.com/OpenCPN/plugins/issues/660

We would like to have one tester for every OS.
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Old 15-04-2022, 07:31   #2772
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I have made current for Turkey (Dardanelles and Bosphores to Black Sea), unfortunately I don’t make it to work in OpenCpn. For the water Level it works, but not for current. The icons is on the chart but no value. In wtides it works Ok with the same file. Is this cause by the time zone?

-------------------Turkey ---------------------------------------------------------------------
TMed:Tur:Ist: +027.13297 38.42840 +3:00 IZMIR, Turkey
TMed:Tur:Ist: +026.68688 39.31267 +3:00 AYVALIK, Turkey
TMed:Tur:Ist: +026.19777 40.00797 +3:00 DARDANELLES ENTRANCE, Turkey
-------------------Dardanelles current---------------------------------------------------------
cMed:Tur:Ist: 026.18925 40.02337 +3:00 DARDANELLES ENTRANCE CURRENT, Turkey
^05 0.00 0 00 1.00 0 0001 256 256 1 DARDANELLES ENTRANCE CURRENT, Turkey

Help would be appreciated.
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Old 15-04-2022, 13:04   #2773
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Part of the problem solve; direction is always north.
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Unfortunately I can not find why they are not align in the correct directions, even if all is indicated the same way as others. If some could find why?

CMed:Tur:Ist: 026.18898 40.02334 +3:00 DARDANELLES Current, Turkey
^5 0.00 0 00 1.00 0 0001 256 256 1 DARDANELLES Current, Turkey
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Unfortunately I can not find why they are not align in the correct directions, even if all is indicated the same way as others. If some could find why?

CMed:Tur:Ist: 026.18898 40.02334 +3:00 DARDANELLES Current, Turkey
^5 0.00 0 00 1.00 0 0001 256 256 1 DARDANELLES Current, Turkey
But you know this area is dangerous these days?
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