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Streamsta 14-12-2010 03:28

Boat Symbol Always Pointing North
My boat symbol always points north no matter what the course is. I'm running a Garmin GPSMap 420 in simulation mode, north up in the OpenCPN settings.

OpenCPN version 2.1.0, Windows XP SP2.

Is this due to the simulation mode of the GPS? I tried simulation in Maxsea and it wasn't a problem. In Seaclear however, the same problem occurs.

r.fairman 19-12-2010 00:20

Boat Symbol
In simulation mode the Garmin GPS does not send out the satellite fix code. Without this code navigation software will assume no fix and not plot a position or orientate the boat symbol


Richard Fairman JP BA Author SeaClear Unleashed

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