Moving from Coastal Explorer to OpenCPN
, and also on a new HP 360 laptop
Have FTDI chipsets in order to use Virtual Com ports
in a USB hub and connector. They are showing as NEMA 0183 connections, though I could not find anything in the manual that looks like my screen
I am partially connected. Can see the boat
targets on raster charts
Trying to make connections on Com 3, 4, and 5.
Connections are GPS
, and Autopilot
. Somehow, the 4 input/output are working fine in Coastal Explorer with 3 com ports
Admission, i had the USB connectors at the hub labeled, but the sun has washed them off. I'll have to retrace them to find out which is which. But, they are all working fine with Coastal Explorer.
I took screen
shots but don't have an easy place to park them so a URL could find them. Also, the priority seems to be set be default for "1" for each com port.
Sentences do not show any Com 3 messages. But,
Com 4 $GRPMC and next time Com 4 !AIVDM
Com 5 $GRVTG
The Color coded screen shows 2 as filtered and dropped, one is Message Received, one is OUTPUt, and a RED square shows Information Message or Message with Errors.
I poked around, but so far have not managed to get any farther.
Thanks alot for any help.