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Wanted: Slave Driver
pmv-2007
i am using a chart program cmap which receives a signal from a generic gps receiver through a usb/com port.

if i set up a route sequence, i can then go on a voyage. during this voyage it is possible to use an autopilot. output signal 4800 to a com port. the "feed for this autopilot is a nmea sentence called apa or apb. this signal is generated by the program using waypoint and gps data.

my problem now is (and thats where i look for help), has someone heard of a program that uses these sentences and puts out commands to control a motor for steering a boat (in my case)?
is there anybody out there that can help.
cheers,
pmv-2007
Marvin Hlavac


Hi pmv-2007,

:welcome: to Laptop GPS World.

It seems you are working on an interesting project . Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but perhaps someone else will post a reply.
Ken in Regina
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Ken in Regina
Sorry about the previous post ... I couldn't resist.

You might have a lot more success looking for a forum for sailors/boaters/fishing. I'll bet there is equipment out there that already does that.

EDIT: I Googled "boat autopilot nmea apa controller". Here's just one example of what was found. Perhaps this software will help. If you search on the same thing I did, or something similar to tune the search better, you will find lots of other stuff, too.

...ken...
pmv-2007
hi ken,
i can't tell you how much i apreciate your message. i had searched Google for hours ,just searchin for "auto pilot program". i had foud some remote controll applications but your lead seems to be much more apropriate. thanks very much.
cheers peter voussem
Ken in Regina
Glad I could help, Peter. I hope it works out. Let us know.

...ken...
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