Long time unregistered lurker here with a question which thorough forum searching couldn't answer.
I'm setting up a new PC based nav system as our primary onboard our new 38ft Downeast trawler
. I've got experience with OpenCPN
on our previous boat
, but primarily as a backup system.
The new boat
is being equipped with a NMEA 2000
network for GPS
and other various chores. I want/need this data to integrate with the nav PC since it will be my primary systems interface.
I have acquired a Maretron USB100 to tie the NMEA2k network to the PC and everything works thru the N2KAnalyzer program. I can plainly see NMEA
sentence outputs thru the N2KAnalyzer tools for all attached sensors. Additionally, I can see 0183 communication when "sniffing" the com port with a 3rd party serial
sniffer program. The port settings on the USB100 were left stock at 9600 baud. When I set up a serial
connection within OpenCPN
I set that port to the same as the USB100 (in this case, Port 3), 9600 baud. No other special settings. I get absolutely no response in OpenCPN when everything is supposed to be talking. I get no data stream thru the debugger window. I've of course tried all the optional settings, tried a 4800 baud port setting both in Windows and in OpenCPN. I downloaded and installed the NMEA
debugger plugin, and that shows activity in the NMEA Inputs window, but not in the NMEA window. I'm no computer scientist but I also have set up things like this many times successfully, so I'm beyond stumped. I had a USB GPS
dongle which I just plugged in on a separate com Port, and it woke right up within OpenCPN, so the software
appears to be working. There is something wrong between the outputs if the USB100 and the inputs of OpenCPN and I cannot for the life of me figure out what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be very much appreciated.