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Help needed w/nautical GPS installation. DeLorme USB GPS not working on laptop.
micklesonr
I have an older Sony laptop with Windows XP running on it. I have installed Nobeltec 4.1, which is an older version, but it does everything that I need it to do, so it is fine for me. I am running my maps on a disk until I decide which ones to download. I went out today and bought a DeLorme Earthmate LT-40 GPS receiver. I have no idea how to activate or otherwise install the receiver. I installed a DeLorme emulator on the PC, and it is giving me latitude and longitude in digital format, but the little boat on my GPS map on the screen isn't moving, or even showing up in the right location on the map. Could it be that I haven't downloaded the map, and that is why its not registering?

Anyway, I'm a bit lost on all of this and I can't find much specific info on line, so if anyone out there can help me, it would be much appreciated.
tcassidy
You need to determine the COM port that the Delorme emulator software is set to output GPS data. There is a location in Nobeltec where you can enter that COM port information but I don't have that software right now. Once you specify the right COM port to NoblTec, it will see your GPS and show a boat icon where you are located.

Terry
micklesonr
Thanks for the response. How do I determine which com port is the one that I need? What is a com port ? Heheh?! I have 2 USB ports on my laptop and I am using one of them for the GPS. That's about all I know.
micklesonr
Ahh, com ports, of course, why didn't I think of that. Got it up and running! Thanks!
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