Ozi Explorer and BU-353 help

Submitted: Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:09
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hi all,
just recieved my GlobalSat BU-353 USB reciever.
pugged it in, installed the driver. GPS works and gets a fix in the GPS information page....

then i go to Ozi explorer, have no idea how to get it to talk to the GPS!!!

everytime i go to start communication in moving map, it says "error opening com port" and then "could not Initalize communications"
HELP!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:16

Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:16
i just fixed my own problem.
turned off GPS info and bingo, i guess you can run both at the same time...
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:21

Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:21
Just goes to show Greg....you always know you are talking to someone sensible and with all the right answers when you talk to yourself :-))

Cheers
Pete
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Reply By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:35

Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 18:35
LOL how true
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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 20:48

Monday, Jan 12, 2009 at 20:48
First of all you have to get Ozi up and running. The GPS must be switched off at this stage. When you have Ozi running start your GPS. Then go to Moving Map in Ozi and click on Start NMEA?(haven't got it in front of me)....and all should be sweet.


Cheers
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Reply By: StormyKnight - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 21:38

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 at 21:38
Yes it a common issue that comes up when using ports on a PC. Only 1 program can access the port at one time. Any other program trying will be blocked. If you want to use both programs at once you need a port splitter program. Basically it listens to the GPS on 1 port & retransmits on two (or more) different ports. You then need to set each program to listen to those output ports.

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Follow Up By: Member - Greg T (ACT) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 15:31

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 at 15:31
its fustrating with this stuff. the GPS software doesnt tell you about it and Ozi doesnt tell you about it.... its just pure dumb luck that i stumbled onto fixing it.
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