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  • Why no locked satellites?

    I've had it sitting on my balcony rail for half an hour. Do I need to turn something on? I have the com port and baud rate in iGuidance set correctly.

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    Unless you're using a COM port splitter application like XPort or GPSGate, then only one or the other will read the GPS info.
    I believe RR reads the GPS information seperately from iGuidance, so there should be a location to set the GPS's COM port within RR.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      Oh so this doesn't mean it's not working?
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      • #4
        If RR can't see any GPS data coming in, then no.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          I have the com port in RoadRunner set properly. I don't know if there's anything else I need to do though. Or if it matters.
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          • #6
            RR uses mappoint for its data out the box, if you dont have mapoint then RR wont give you any GPS data. It can be set up to take data form free drive and mapmonkey but I dont think it can get the information from iguidance. Set iguidance up for the proper port and change RR to a port you arent using. If Iguidance works properly then everything is working ok. Open your skin in RR skin editor and look for what data stream your skin is looking for.
            If its:
            GPSSAT, GPSSPEED....... your skin is looking for mapoint
            FDSAT, FDSPEED.......your skin is looking for Freedrive
            not sure what mapmonkey is but it might cunningly be MMSAT you get the idea.
            Like I say I dont think it can do this with IG but head over to the RR forum and they will be able to tell you.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
              Unless you're using a COM port splitter application like XPort or GPSGate, then only one or the other will read the GPS info.
              I believe RR reads the GPS information seperately from iGuidance, so there should be a location to set the GPS's COM port within RR.
              Do I need any special hardware to run this? Or do I just set up XPort properly and it'll give me things like speed/direction/locked satellites all from the single GPS receiver and single USB connection?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Maheriano View Post
                Do I need any special hardware to run this? Or do I just set up XPort properly and it'll give me things like speed/direction/locked satellites all from the single GPS receiver and single USB connection?
                You don't need any special hardware. Set up xport to split the com port of the gps receiver to 2 different one. Then assign on port to RR and the other to iG.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by v8 scimitar View Post
                  RR uses mappoint for its data out the box, if you dont have mapoint then RR wont give you any GPS data. It can be set up to take data form free drive and mapmonkey but I dont think it can get the information from iguidance. Set iguidance up for the proper port and change RR to a port you arent using. If Iguidance works properly then everything is working ok. Open your skin in RR skin editor and look for what data stream your skin is looking for.
                  If its:
                  GPSSAT, GPSSPEED....... your skin is looking for mapoint
                  FDSAT, FDSPEED.......your skin is looking for Freedrive
                  not sure what mapmonkey is but it might cunningly be MMSAT you get the idea.
                  Like I say I dont think it can do this with IG but head over to the RR forum and they will be able to tell you.
                  actually tha is not true.. RR has native GPS data support.. it odes not need anything else to give you "LONGITUDE, LATITUDE, ALTITUDE, SPEED, GPS SATS LOCKED"). RR gets its map information from external GPS software..(address, ETA, ETR etc..). That is why you should give RR a port number of its own..One for RR and another for your GPS software..(use a port splitter..eg XPORT)

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                  • #10
                    Yup, got it working perfect on virtual ports 5 and 6. Thanks guys!
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                    • #11
                      I don't understand why RR doesn't see the number of satellites when it gets the lat/long info. I have 3 com ports from my GPS -- Streets is using one and RR another, both with NMEA. The compass and speedometer thingies work on RR, but not the number of locked satellites.

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                      • #12
                        well it really deppends on the flash movie you are using..(i assume it is flash) so maybe the label is wrong inside..
                        what i mean is maybe the label used is one that gets info from a specific GPS software, (eg. map monkey = "SatCount", RR = "GPSSAT", freedrive="FDSATS"), and not directly from RR, so the label that should be used inside the SWF is "GPSSAT"
                        so maybe..

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                        • #13
                          Okay I'm a dumbass, I didn't have the GPSSAT hooked to the flash deal in my skin file. Works now. Shows 12 sats most of the time.

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                          • #14
                            So instead of starting a new thread, I will append to this one.

                            I recently re-installed everything on a new SSD. I copied the config files and skins for roadrunner so that nothing would be different. On my new system, I installed the GPS drivers and diagnostic tools (Deluo) and the diagnostics said GPS FOUND ON COM 6! So I set iGuidance 4.0 to the Com6 port and 4800bps for the respective baud rate. But now, in both iGuidance and my GPS diagnostics software, it will say 0 of 4 (or 5, 6, 7, etc.) Satellites. It can see the satellites, though, and it has displayed my latitude & longitude, but won't track the satellites.

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                            • #15
                              OK, so I watched the GPS Info on the way home today. It kept bouncing back and forth between 8-12 satellites in view to 1-3 satellites in view...but never once locked in on any of them. Ironically, the UTC is being displayed, but only the time, no date.

                              I'm baffled!

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