Let us know what hardware you use to get NMEA data from your boats instruments into iRegatta, and help others make the right choise when they want to by the necessary equipment.
I have just tried using a Raymarine Seatalk to NMEA box connected by a RS232 plug to a Parani SD1000 bluetooth serial adapter and it all works fine.
I'm using the Nexus Race Software vitual port output.
I have an NKE system with a real serial port and a Garmin GPS (Serial to USB) feeding a laptop, with a broadcomm (USB) Bluetooth dongle.
The PC software I'm using starts by using a package called NavMonPC, which does NMEA aggregation, manipulation and logging. It's sent to maxsea for navigation and Ockamsoft 4 for display. (OS4 has a great, configurable insturment display) For handhelds I've been using a variety of motorola droids.and a Notionink Adam with a daylight viewable (pixelQI) screen. I also have a WiFi network setup on the boat. Prior to iregatta I've been using a VNC viewer as a display, but so far in testing iregatta seems to be a good candidate to replace the whole OS4 and VNC thing.
I have a Gridconnect Firefly bluetooth device that plugs directly into my Silva Nexus NX2 server +usb power. iRegatta is on a Samsung Galaxy s2 running android 4 and on a Samsung 10.1running android 3.
I had to program the Firefly to baud rate 4800 using Sena Bterm bluetooth terminal on the phone. The short specification does not list 4800 as an option, but it accepts a SU,48 command as the detailed manual specifies . As long as factory reset is not used it seems to keep the 4800 setting.
Things are working fine, a bug with wind speed was quickly fixed when reported.
I am hoping for a more efficient way to transfer the active waypoint info from the GPS. I am also missing AIS and other competitor tracking info.
I can get the nmea data to the pc and have navmonpc.
I am having trouble getting it to the phone
I have tried blue tooth and an ad hoc network. I must be missing something. any thoughts
Have you turned the "Use NMEA instead of GPS" setting to ON?
I will check.
how do you set up ad hoc nmea on the Android Phones
You don't - Android doesn't support Ad-Hoc WiFi networks!
The only option is to find a modified Android version for your device that supports Ad-Hoc (if available) and root the device.
I was able to find that for my XOOM, but it took days to get it right and make it work - so don't ask me for advice on that topic :-)
The answer is that standard Android (even ICS) does not support Ad-Hoc WiFi connections.
NMEA to Netbook PC with windows 7
NavMonPC for com port and TCIP Server
Connectify creates hotspot and access point (needs windows 7)
Android phone connected to connectify network
Thanks for the help
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