I have happily been using openCPN intensively for many miles, and with radar since 2016.
A few days ago the radar display stopped working during an openCPN session. Worked in the morning, it did not work in the afternoon without openCPN having been closed.
4G, W10, openCPN5.6.0, radar PI 5.2.2, ethernet straight from the Navico
interface box to the notebook's ethernet connector. W10 firewall open for openCPN.
With the radar icon switched on, and in the radar control window I clicked on the "stdby" icon to transmit, it shows Spinning up, then after a few second shows stdby, sometimes 2 times; or showed transmitting for maybe 10s (without radar working) and then goes to stdby.
Now after a few days of trying to get it going, the radar control window does not appear anymore.
The info window appears when I disconnect ethernet, and disappear as soon as I connect ethernet.
Previously, but not anymore, a taller info window appeared when I disconnected the USB NMEA
input, due to the radar PI complaining that there was no heading input. That was nice for seeing the info window. For some reason this does not happen anymore.
But all other functions of openCPN are still working as normal.
The 2 IP addresses shown in the radar.ini file react on a ping. I guess the IP addresses are for the radar itself and the interface box.
The radar plus interface box take 0.25A @12V whatever I do.
When I disconnect the ethernet connection, and reconnect, I see in the windows task manager/performance/ethernet communication happening in two directions. After this there is only data coming from the interface boc to the PC, no outgoing ethernet.
on a MAC:
Before doing a complete new installation
of openCPN, hoping that might bring the radar control window back, I wanted to try the radar on a fresh installation of openCPN on my partner's mac.
I hoped that might teach me if the radar is broken, or the openCPN installation on my W10 laptop
However on the Mac, in openCPN's option/plugins tab, the radar PI does not show. (despite master catalog updates) So I have installed it from the PI download webpage. After that it still does not show on the plugins tab.
I would appreciate help to get the radar going on the Mac, but more importantly on getting it working under Windows again.
Thanks a lot.