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Old 06-11-2019, 09:28   #1
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Help Finding a GPS For Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave

I'm new to this and have loaded the Opencpn 5.0 raster charts. I am not finding a gps receiver that is compatible. For example the Globalsat BU 353-S4 does not have current drivers for this operating system (I bought it and could not get it to work). The Garmin Glo 2 according to the Garmin site does not work with OS. The Dual Electronics xpgs 160 has numerous issues and can't find the driver for it. There has to be a gps receiver that I can use with the USB or bluetooth, with a driver that will download and allow me to use the gps with Opencpn. Guidance to get me past this hurdle is appreciated. I currently use Inavx on the iPhone but like the larger view and other options Opencpn provides.
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I'm new to this and have loaded the Opencpn 5.0 raster charts. I am not finding a gps receiver that is compatible. For example the Globalsat BU 353-S4 does not have current drivers for this operating system (I bought it and could not get it to work). The Garmin Glo 2 according to the Garmin site does not work with OS. The Dual Electronics xpgs 160 has numerous issues and can't find the driver for it. There has to be a gps receiver that I can use with the USB or bluetooth, with a driver that will download and allow me to use the gps with Opencpn. Guidance to get me past this hurdle is appreciated. I currently use Inavx on the iPhone but like the larger view and other options Opencpn provides.
The Dual Electronics XGPS160 does not need a driver because it is a Bluetooth device and not USB. For first use you need to pair the device with your computer. Reading the manual of this device will help.
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...OM-Rev-1.3.pdf
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Re: Help Finding a GPS For Mac OS 10.14.6 Mojave

I use the BU 353-S4. Can not remember where I found the driver, though, but it does exists. Try and check GlobalSats home page.
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I use the BU 353-S4. Can not remember where I found the driver, though, but it does exists. Try and check GlobalSats home page.


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I use the BU 353-S4. Can not remember where I found the driver, though, but it does exists. Try and check GlobalSats home page.
Be careful using such drivers. With MacOS Catalina Apple don't use anymore 32bit software. Even a lot of printer drivers does not work anymore with Catalina!
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Thanks for the information, the Dual Electronics XGPS160 works perfectly with Mac OS 10.14.6. Not upgrading to Catalina since the snags are worked out.
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