jag123
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Splitting GPS 4800 from AIS 38400 Combined

Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:55 am

My Garmin 176c GPS - NMEA at 4800 bps - is fed into an AIS receiver which outputs the combined signal at 38400. I would like to run SeaClear II or OpenCPN simultaneously with Nobeltec Ver 7.xx which only accepts 4800. Is there a way to direct the GPS 4800 signal to Nobeltec on one port while allowing the 38400 to go to another port?

The Gateway laptop is about 10 years old running Win 2000, has 1 - DB9
COMM port. It came with the boat without OS or Nobeltec discs. The
installer is a little flaky and I have not been able to install GPSGate as yet and would like to know if GPS Gate would separate the signals before pursuing the installer problem.

Thanks John

richardhula
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RE: Splitting GPS 4800 from AIS 38400 Combined

Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:51 pm

You should be able to feed combined NMEA signal into GpsGate via your laptop COM port - select COM port (1 probably) as input or let wizard find your NMEA input.

On the Output tab you can create two virtual COM ports to feed your apps. Create one with NMEA filter & select block AIS. The other as required. Speed (baud rate) is not an issue with virtual ports - just make a note of port numbers & sett your apps accordingly - they will connect at whatever speed.

Richard

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jag123
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Location: Canada

RE: Splitting GPS 4800 from AIS 38400 Combined

Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:25 pm

Thanks Richard

Struggling unsuccessfully so far to get Windows Installer working.

John

jag123
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RE: Splitting GPS 4800 from AIS 38400 Combined

Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:13 pm

I got Windows Installer working but on installing GPS Gate 2.6 I received an "Error 1904 .... \GatePlugInPackXP.dll failed to register". I am using Windows 2000 Pro. All seems to work except the icon does not appear in the tray at boot up. Clicking on the Desktop Icon brings up the tray icon ok.

When "Start GPS Gate after boot" is selected and the Services window is closed and then re-opened it does not show selected and still not put in the tray after a re-boot.

For those interested in the Windows Installer problem: On excecuting the InstMsiW.exe file a "The specified service already exists" window would come up. Google came up with this fix:

"open a command prompt. navigate to where you saved the instmsiw.exe file. type "InstMsiW.exe /c" (without quotes). you will get a dialog box asking where do you want to save the files. save them in c:\InstMsiW\ or some other easy to remember path. then open that folder and find "msi.inf". right click that and choose install. then open msiinst.exe."

Thanks

John

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