Configuring OziExplorer for USB GPS BU-353(USB)

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:22
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Hi all,

Here's a question for the OziExplorer pro's out there. I have searched through the topic history however nothing seems to go into the detail I'm looking for.

Have recently purchases a USB GPS BU-353(USB) from the EO shop. Looking for some advice on how to configure it in Ozi. Have managed to get a connection with Ozi (i.e what seems to be a pretty accurate moving map position), but not sure i have all the settings correct.

So far i have:


GPS tab in config:

GPS Make: USB Mouse GPS


COM Tab in config:

COM: Port 7
Parity: None (is this correct?)
Stop bits: 1 (is this correct?)
Upload/download baud rate: 4800 (is this correct?)
NMEA baud rate: 4800 (is this correct?)


Serial port driver: Driver 2 (is this correct?)


Thanks in advance,


OzTroopie




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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:42

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:42
Hi OzTroopie

The first thing you have to select from the Configuration button is GPS.

When that tab is selected, under GPS make, select NMEA only

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Then once you have carried that out, connect the GPS Mouse to the computer and then select Find GPS Port

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Once you know the correct Com Port, it should be all system Go.


I hope this is some help.




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Follow Up By: Member - OzTroopie - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:52

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 at 22:52
Thanks Stephen, much appreciated
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:36

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 10:36
Yep, as Stephen says but in addition,
set all the Baud rates to 4800
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Reply By: Member - Roy E (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 08:47

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 08:47
OzTroopie,

Yep that's all good mate, if you had set anything incorrect i.e. port,parity,stop bits you would not get a moving map because there would be no communication to the BU353. You will see at the bottom of Ozi the NMEA sentences (position data) displayed when the moving map is on and Ozi and the BU353 are communicating.

The NMEA baud rate is the speed that it gets the information for the position at, the upload/download rate is the speed used to upload/download tracks/waypoints from a full fat GPS such as Garmin etc and doesn't affect communicating the GPS position which is done by NMEA sentences.

I'm sure you don't but if you want to know more about the other settings just google RS232 which is the specification used for communication even though its a USB device, its a legacy thing.

So to sum up, if the map moves you've cracked it! :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roy E (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:14

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 11:14
Also, if you want to check the Sats in view in the sky, click "Moving Map" then "GPS Fix Data". This will give you a window with a representation of the earth and the Sats in view along with their signal strength.

To watch the dialog from the BU353 click "Moving Map" and then "Show NMEA Input & Output" which opens another window with the NMEA sentences displayed.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:42

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 12:42
I concur if it works its correct
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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at 01:14

Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at 01:14
This is a great thread but there is a dedicated discussion group for OziExplorer at OziUsers-L.

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