Thanks for the help. I get to step three, then select COM 11 (where the GPS is) and Maptech doesnt see it. There are NMEA sentences present in Hyperterm. Other third-party software sees it, but Offshore Nav doesnt. Any ideas? Is there phone support for this? David
David, do you have COM11 as an option in the GPS Setup? If not, Id recommend updating Offshore Navigator to the latest version which would give you a higher number of COM ports - choose "Downloads" at the top of this page.
If you have COM11 chosen, then go to Help > View GPS Data. If youre seeing info in Hyperterminal, you should see similar data here.
One other thing to check is to make sure you arent trying to view the GPS data while another program (Hyperterminal, Streets, Palm, Phone, etc) is using the COM port. Only one program can read the data coming through the port at a time.
Last night I switched the port to COM 2 (through Device Manager, Ports, Advanced tab) and Offshore Navigator sees it perfectly. That shouldnt have made a difference, I agree, but it did. My Garmin Mapsource program can see it now too. Thanks for your help. David
RE: Garmin 182c
(msg #188.8.131.52.184.108.40.2063.216: Posted Oct 13, 2006 7:48 PM)
I would like to interface my Garmin 182C with a notebook computer using a USB connection. Garmin only has a cable with a serial connector. I want to be able to use the Navigator Program on the computer and "talk to" the Garmin unit. Can you be of any assitance...
RE(2): Garmin 182c
(msg #220.127.116.11.18.104.22.1683.216: Posted Oct 16, 2006 9:09 AM)
I also have a note book computer with no serial port. The adapters that I have tried some times fail to work properly. It seems to me that the serial port standard will go the way that floppy diskettes have and that Maptech should start aggressively to support such devices as Garmin GPS18 USB.