Help MERIDIAN GPS

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 19:50
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Hi all . Just bough a Meridian GPS . Sused most out but still lots to learn . One thing i am having trouble with ,is down loading routes from computer to gps . Have checked setup several times ( baud rate 4800 ,9600 tryed both ) NMEA off , rang Magellan in Perth and thay confermed these settings . The only thing im not sure about is the conection to computer . The only place to plug in is the modem jack , is this right ? Its the only one that matches . If anyone has got any idear,s , then im all ears . I awate your ansers conputer buffs .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:17

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:17
Errol

Can you pleased describe the data cable that you brought when you purchased the GPS
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:25

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:25
G,day Kiwiangler . Its one that came with the unit . A 9 pin plug , with a screw each side . Other end plugs into gps .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:27

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:27
Ok...sounds like the right plug...the 9 pin plug goes into your SERIAL port not your modem port.

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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:44

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:44
Wheres the serial port ? There dos,nt apere to be anywhere else tthat machers the plug to put it . Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:51

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:51
Just puled the box right out to have good look , and the only plug vacent is 25 pin hanging lose from back of modem not being used . A comen lead goes from it to modem .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:00

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:00
Look at back of computer it will probably have a hole for printer (this will be a 25 pin) a modem slot (usually a small square hole) a serial port ( 9pin port) and maybe usb port (thin rectangular hole). Are we talking a PC or Laptop here?
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:54

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 21:54
Thanks for the responces felles . The only serial port i can see ( 9 pin ) is where the modem is pluged in, thats why it takes so long to reply , i have tto get off the net to to chang plugs to try anthing .We are talking PC .Ive even had a responce from Oziexporer , tryed what said ,did,nt work eather . Im now at a complet loss what to do next .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 22:02

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 22:02
Forgot to say ,in the Oizexplor progame , its saying eather "GPS transfer stoped at user request or " The GPS IS UNABLE TO PROCESS THE UPLOADED ROUTE " Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, May 16, 2003 at 05:05

Friday, May 16, 2003 at 05:05
Errol

If you are getting the message "GPS transfer stopped at user request" that would tend to make me think you actually are getting a connection between the GPS and computer.
Have you read the 'help' file on Ozi?
Suggest you disconnect the external modem (I suspect thats what you are using judging your explaination of which ports you have on yr PC) hook up the gps REBOOT puter and try again.
Once all is back up and running. Go to the GPS button on Ozi (top of page right hand side of list of buttons) and download yr waypoints from GPS to PC and watch the little 'transfer progress' button that will pop up near the bottom of the Ozi page and read what it says.
If all going well it will show the waypoints loading up. From memory it shows the total number of waypoints available and the number that have been loaded.
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:18

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:18
Good day Errol, It's good to see you don't have that Gumby rubber truck any more. It's been a while since the 4X4 trip now though we are heading back to the Canning with Peter Iken in August. Anyway all the best from John and Deb and hope to catch you on the track again some day.
P.S. I can't help you with your GPS.
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Follow Up By: Member - Errol (WA) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:39

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:39
Now i know who Big John is ! Gumby rubber truck was good while it lasted , this one is better . We wont be going to the Canning in Augest , we,ll be doing the Connie Sue ,Rawlina to Warburton , then Heather hwy , Gunbarrel to Wilna , pick 2 or 3 other veicles up then back to the Pilbara for a couple of weeks . I intened to find those pictografs this time ! When will you be in Wilna ? We expet to be there about the 10th or 11th .Good to hear from you , say Hi to everyone for us . ERROLWhy go overseas when you can ExplorOz
ERROL
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Pilbara) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:56

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:56
Errol
Are you connecting to a lap top. A lot of newer lap tops do not hve the serial port you need to connect to the GPS. You will have to buy a Serial to USB lead and install it.
Do you have the Mapsend software and maps? or are you using oziexplorer or some other soft ware
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Follow Up By: Ray M (Vic) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 23:43

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 23:43
Sounds like a laptop with 1 9 pin serial port and he's got an external modem connected to it

Errol, suggest you plug it in where the modem goes and give it a reboot.Hooroo
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:59

Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:59
Errol, I am not exactly sure but it will be in mid September as we are not departing Brisbane until mid August. By the way Big Peter also sold his 80 series (which was sold to WA) and bought a new 3lt GU wagon and is also coming to the Canning.
Regards John and Deb
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Follow Up By: Goran - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 01:30

Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 01:30
Well, seling the 80 for a Nissan is a brave step. Better take lots of welding rods for the Canning.
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