I'm brand new to this forum and brand new to Open CPN
so I apologize if the answer to my question is already posted somewhere.
I'm running Open CPN
5.6.2 on my mid-2012 macbook pro (w retina) and OS 10.15.7 (Catalina). Recently I purchased a Globalsat BU-353-N (GPS hockey puck) from Amazon. I actually ordered a BU-353-S4 but they delivered the N model - when I called GPS
city (provider for Amazon) today, they told me that the "N" model was the new and improved version and that the -S4 was no longer being produced. Not sure what to think about this because all the literature I read pointed to the -S4 model for my laptop
In any event, I have spent the entire afternoon downloading drivers from both the Gloabalsat and Prolific websites loaded them on my laptop
and the gps
unit NEVER APPEARS in the serial
dataport dropdown menu.
The gps unit is flashing red indicating that it is working but the Open CPN app is not seeing it - very frustrating. Questions:
Is the BU-353-N the correct unit for my laptop(s)? BTW I also have a brand new macbook pro running OS Ventura and OPen CPN. Tried to load the appropriate drivers to this laptop with equally negative results.
Can someone point me to the DEFINITIVE link for download for the appropriate drivers?
After another round of negative results, should I just get a refund for this device and find other means to get a gps signal from my boat
(currently in Mexico) to Open CPN? I'm running B&G
Zeus3 and Vesper XB800 AIS
both of which have wireless networks available.
I hear great things about Open CPN but if I can't get a GPS signal to the app, what's the use? It was not going to be my PRIMARY means of navigation
but a backup to my other systems.
Nuevo Vallarta, MX/QUOTE]
You might want to set the baud rate to 9600