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Old July 23rd 05, 07:21 PM
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Anyone know of software that will display wind speed and direction on a
PC avoiding the need for dedicated analog or digital display devices?


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Old July 23rd 05, 08:19 PM
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Anyone know of software that will display wind speed and direction on a
PC avoiding the need for dedicated analog or digital display devices?




The Cap'n does....(c;

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Old July 24th 05, 03:06 AM
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help me out here - I own Cap'n and cant find where it does or how to
hook up the devices - what version?

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Old July 24th 05, 04:17 AM
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"Irish_Eddie" wrote in
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help me out here - I own Cap'n and cant find where it does or how to
hook up the devices - what version?



Hmm...I think we're using 7 at the moment. Tell me about your network.
What instruments do you have connected to what multiplexer?

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Old July 25th 05, 09:30 PM
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The Cap'n does....(c;

Do you know of sensor that sends NMEA and can be connected directly to
the laptop?

Jeannette
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Bristol 32, San Carlos, Mexico
http://www.eblw.com/contepartiro/contepartiro.html




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Old July 26th 05, 12:17 AM
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Jeanette,
there are some that do, but they are the high buck version. Many
instruments or systems can be configured to output NMEA 0183 sentences
for the infomation that they have and server systems (like old Nexus or
newer NX2) can output almost any of the information that is in the
instrument train.
They and Raymarine both come with a package to do that and a similar
package is available for B&G and Ockum.
Matt Colie

jeannette wrote:
The Cap'n does....(c;



Do you know of sensor that sends NMEA and can be connected directly to
the laptop?

Jeannette
aa6jh
Bristol 32, San Carlos, Mexico
http://www.eblw.com/contepartiro/contepartiro.html


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Old July 26th 05, 04:17 PM
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SeaClear does it... free!

http://www.sping.com/seaclear/

Stewart


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Jeanette,
there are some that do, but they are the high buck version. Many
instruments or systems can be configured to output NMEA 0183 sentences for
the infomation that they have and server systems (like old Nexus or newer
NX2) can output almost any of the information that is in the instrument
train.
They and Raymarine both come with a package to do that and a similar
package is available for B&G and Ockum.
Matt Colie

jeannette wrote:
The Cap'n does....(c;



Do you know of sensor that sends NMEA and can be connected directly to
the laptop?

Jeannette
aa6jh
Bristol 32, San Carlos, Mexico
http://www.eblw.com/contepartiro/contepartiro.html


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Old July 26th 05, 11:01 PM
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I don't need Seaclear. I have "The Capn". What I need is the sensor
that goes on top of the mast and outputs NMEA so it can be connected
to the PC and displayed.

(In fact I also have a copy of seaclear as a backup)

Jeannette
aa6jh
Bristol 32, San Carlos, Mexico
http://www.eblw.com/contepartiro/contepartiro.html

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 15:17:23 +0000 (UTC), "Stewart Vane-Tempest"
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SeaClear does it... free!

http://www.sping.com/seaclear/

Stewart


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Old July 27th 05, 01:03 AM
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jeannette wrote in
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I don't need Seaclear. I have "The Capn". What I need is the sensor
that goes on top of the mast and outputs NMEA so it can be connected
to the PC and displayed.


Check out the B and G "Network" instruments manuals on:
http://www.bandg.com/techsupport.htm
They all daisy-chain together and you put a "Network data cable on the dead
end that puts out all the NMEA 0183 data from all the instruments daisy-
chained together you own. It's what we're using on Lionheart, very
successfully:

NMEA OUTPUT SENTENCES
$IIHDM Heading
$IIVHW Speed and Heading
$IIDBT Depth
$IIVWR Apparent wind angle and speed
$IIMTW Sea temperature

VWR is what you're looking for, I think. From VWR and VHW, I think I
remember The Cap'n calculating the wind triangle for you. "Network"
instruments use NMEA for their data. B&G didn't like that so they dumped
them for H1000 and H2000 systems so you can buy expensive "adapter boxes"
you don't need with "Network". How stupid, B&G....

"Network" instruments are still available.....work great. Lionheart uses a
"Network" compass, speed/log, pilot (autopilot), wind, data (repeater at
chart table), and depth. Her GPS comes from the Raymarine RL70CRC
conversion of Seatalk from the Raymarine WAAS/GPS receiver, not Network
GPS.

You'll need one of Meindert's NMEA multiplexers if you don't have a
multiplexer to add Network (or anyone's) NMEA data to your other NMEA
talkers as only one talker can be on a system without a multiplexer. NMEA
is archaic old RS-422 serial system. If all the devices are "Network"
devices, their daisy-chaining capability negates the need for a
multiplexer, which was the idea.

Too bad Simrad is dumping the Network concept for richer waters.....

73 DE W4CSC
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Old August 1st 05, 04:33 AM
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try this link:

http://www.navstore.com/CV3F.asp



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