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FarrarSol.

Where do you get the NMEA Proxy from?

And on which port ? 5010?

--- Last Edited by Bimmer at 2018-02-05 10:25:22 ---
@FarrarSol
In the NavMon screen I see at the left Virtual Ports A,B,C.

C is closed. com1: and com2: are connected but show [no data]. I think the results on the dials on the right are coming from another source. Seen your QtVlm screen I think they come in NavMon over your local internet ip: port 5010 too.

If you are using brainaids NMEA proxy you should use com3: port:5010

In your QtVlm settings you should try to uncheck the udp: port 1 and port 2 and in TCP: check server 1;and for ip-address use what you now have in udp: port 2

if you use autoGribLoader and have left everything unchanged use the same as above.

Should work!

Maybe if you want to use UDP you have to find a way in NavMon to send the nmea data to UDP port2.
I do not know how to do that.
Bimmer and sol
Thank you. I was trying to follow the instructions at this address:
https://daysailer.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/how-to-connect-qtvlm-and-bluewater-racing-to-the-nmea-proxy/
Your suggestions have helped a lot. I have ignored the COM ports and just used the network info..... NMEA data is now showing in qtVlm!

Now I need to find some time to play with it.
Is there a better source of info for my next steps?
Thanks again for your help.
Try reading the QtVlm Manual :-)
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@FarrarSol
That article was written by <schakel>. At the time of writing QtVLM and BWR both used a com: port to read NMEA data.

NavMon was used to create a virtual com port that you could connect to in BWR and QtVLM.

Since then QtVLM has included it's own tcp/ip NMEA connection.

Only for BWR you still need to create a virtual com port.

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Please would you identify yourself - posting anonymously means we don't know who to "catch" in chat if we have further questions!

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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-02-08 10:13:13 ---
I don't often fire up QtVLM but enjoy keeping my hand in with it. I just started routing in SWR and when I uploaded the Grib and zoomed out I spotted an odd "rash" of red dots and lines on-screen - nothing to do with the Grib, just highlighted by it.

It would seem some kind of graphics-cache "thing" as the identical dots/lines appear irrespective of the grib I load.

LOOK HERE

Please can someone advise me on how to remove these random marks? It's not a major problem for me as I don't rely on Qt BUT ... they shouldn't be there.

No doubt there is some cache I should have been clearing and haven't!

I am running WIN7 on an HP Pavilion laptop and I keep Qt reasonably up to date (i.e., responding to the on-screen advisories of new versions most of the time!). When I update Qt I usually overwrite the contents of the Qt folder which is located on the C Drive in ProgramFiles.
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-02-15 12:27:14 ---
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I do not know what you already have tried to clean that screen.
Deleting all of qtvlm and do a clean install would surely give you that clean screen.
Would help if you write down beforehand the configuration adaptations you made made different from the default in <QtVlm><Configuration>. Saves a lot of reinventing all the config-wheels later on.

And you could try beforehand in
<QtVlm><Export qtVlm data> to export whatever you chose there to Export (to qtVlmExport.zip) the data you want back when you have done a clean install.
Do not forget to put first qtVlmExport.zip on/in a different place then the QtVlm folder you are going to delete.

In the newly installed QtVlm you choose <QtVlm>< Import qtVlm Data> and find you exported data. And maybe the random dots are gone now.

That's all I can think of.
Good luck


Thank you, whoever is anonymously posting as sol! It really would be helpful if you would post as yourself :-)

I am doing a clean install, having first deleted the original folder on C:/ which has been around for several years!

Now I'll wade back through here and see what changes I need to make as, stupidly, I forgot to make a note of the Sailonline "preferences" etc. before visiting here and seeing your advice on what to do! <eyeroll>

:-)

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-02-22 14:30:59 ---
Viva Jo and all.

That's very easy to solve. Pls follow this steps:

1 - Left Click one time on the top/right side boat - it will appear a new Window on the left side with the "Position" menu;

2 - Just click on "Reset Trace"...

et voliá, tous les lignes rouges went.

Cheers.

João/psail

P.S.; if you left click a second time on the top/right boat the left menu window disappears.
Sail Fair.
Dear psail/João - THANKYOU! OBRIGADO!

I have in fact completely reinstalled, but as the red line would highlight when my cursor was on it, I figured there had to be a way to delete it!

Your instructions worked perfectly.

There is obviously heaps of functionaly in QtVLM that I know nothing about :-D

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