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tcassidy
I have Vista 32 bit on the HP laptop still and only see that problem if I change USB ports. Otherwise, the COM port always stays the same and GPS Gate has no difficulty remembereing where it is. Could you have some other issues?

Terry
devon
I have downloaded GPS Gate, installed in correctly, found how to add Google Earth as an output, but it won't open Google Earth automatically, and won't find my GPS position when I open it manually, but GPS Gate shows that I am connected with a good signal. EarthBridge isn't doing anything.

Any tips?

Thanks,

Devon
f5fstop
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Originally Posted by tcassidy
I have Vista 32 bit on the HP laptop still and only see that problem if I change USB ports. Otherwise, the COM port always stays the same and GPS Gate has no difficulty remembereing where it is. Could you have some other issues?

Terry

I don't believe it is any other issues other than the software is terrible. Now, it does not even load after the last removal from the laptop. I lived with the removal/install after each reboot of the computer, but not having it work now, tells me the software is garbage. All other software products have worked.

And I might add, I am using the same USB port for all installs. I know of Vista's problems with USB ports and drivers.
tcassidy
You are way off base with your comments. GPS Gate is an excellent and very reliable product. You aren't running Win 7 or Vista 64 bit by any chance are you?

http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8252

What problems are you expecting to have with Vista and USB? In my experience it behaves the same as XP and Win7. I have not had any unusual problems. I was commenting on the common driver for USB to serial GPS. It will install itself to a different COM port for each USB port. This is not a Vista issue, but rather a feature of the driver.

Terry
f5fstop
I am not off base. I am running Vista 32.
tcassidy
When you set GPS Gate to start with Windows, you don't get a splash screen to indicate it has started. There will be an icon in the notification area (bottom right of the screen) that shows it is running. It will be one of 3 colours; red indicates no signal, orange - signal but no lock and green means a satellite lock. You can right click on that icon and choose 'Settings' if you need to make changes.

Terry
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malaki86
I've used GPSGate for years, both on a 32bit XP and a 64bit Vista laptop. It's probably the BEST piece of software I've ever ran. It has *NEVER* caused me a problem.
Tashtego
Hi there, I'm a newby to this business although I have used a Garmin 12 for years. I am a sailor and I want to use a gps like the GM-2 on my boat. I have a computer aboard, a home built 12 volt box. I need to connect the GPS to the computer and the GM-2 usb connection sounds just right but I also need to send GPS data to my VHF radio, my SSB radio and my AIS transponder. The VHF and SSB radios are set up for GMDSS (Global Marine Distress Signalling System) emergency signalling and will include my GPS position in the message if connected. The AIS transponder (Automatic Identification System) transmits my position and other identifiers to nearby vessels by VHF radio. One post said GPSGate was a multiplexor but it sounds like it is an internal mux for use with several programs not an external one for multiple devices. Any help on how to hook up my stuff would be appreciated.
glennw
Interesting application.
How are the VHF, SSB and AIS designed to receive the GPS signal?
Tashtego
The connections are two wire - signal and ground. The messages are sent in NMEA 1183 code.
t1d
There are several threads on marine applications... You may want to do a search of the forum for them... As I recall, some address parts of your interest... You may also want to consider "Xport" and "Compass"... They are freebies...
DyMz
Does GpsGate work with Garmin Nuvi 3760?
Ken in Regina
If the Nuvi 3760 is capable of sending the GPS location data to the computer, GPSGate will work with it. I don't know if the 3760 will do that. Many Nuvi models do not. Please see my comments in your other discussion thread.

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
DyMz, the following link will bring you to a discussion thread which contains step-by-step instructions on how connect a compatible Nuvi via GpsGate to a laptop. Give that a try. You may discover if your Nuvi can do this or not.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2689-how-use-garmin-nuvi-gps-receiver-ms-streets-trips-via-gpsgate
mcuz
Hi,

Would just like to tell everyone that GpsGate Client Express for Windows is now available for free.
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