I guess this is the best place for me to post this, but I'm running into issues with GpsGate and CAPN 6 on Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I got GpsGate to get my Garmin USB 18 to work with CAPN Voyager 6 since other people have said that once they purchased GpsGate it created a virtual com for the USB to use so CAPN Voyager 6 would work. To clarify I have GpsGate v18.104.22.1680 and CAPN Voyager version 6.1.0.
Initially I ran into issues with GpsGate because of the 64-bit OS, then I read the tutorial on how to fix this issue and the virtual com ports were created successfully. Then I went in and manually configured CAPN Voyager to use Com 1 at a Baud rate of 4800 with no handshaking and GpsGate recognizes my USB Garmin and says that the GPS is working and has a valid position.
Now I can't seem to get CAPN Voyager to recognize or use the virtual com port, I keep getting, "No fix" and when I tell it to locate the GPS again it says another program is using "Com 1" or, "Com 2" or whichever port I tell it to look at. So, to correct that I close GpsGate and re-open it then in CAPN Voyager I tell it to find the GPS again. I click on, "Options" click on, "Find gps" and it looks for the GPS and says "Thanks for waiting. GPS data found on Port No. 4" but there's still, "No fix" in the program. I've put the GPS outside since that's where it's positioned on the boat and it still doesn't get a fix in the program but GpsGate says there's a valid position with the GPS. What am I doing wrong?