Time, latitude, longitude, speed, heading, and date. It usually just works. The baud rate can also be set to , or To get to the Communication Menu press the Menu button , select the Adv. It is typically used to display a current position on a map. Then select Baud and choose

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When NMEA is selected, the host operating system will detect a virtual modem and create a serial port to go with that. The device will be announced in the system log visible in dmesg when it’s found.

Magellan Explorist ™ FAQ: Tracking

Features option, select the Communications option. NMEA sentences will then show up on that serial port every few seconds.

Not for general support. The Com Port number of these Serial Ports is not always known or obvious. Select the COM port number you are using, and ensure the Baud rate is set to When you send a track to the GPS, it may get truncated if there are too many trackpoints.

For the Explorist and OziExplorer to communicate the correct communication mode must be specified in the Exploristthis is done by using the Communications Menu. Configuring a Magellan Explorist for use by OziExplorer.


You will hear the familiar “ding dong” when it successfully attaches. GPS receiver operating mode, satellites used in the navigation solution.

Magellan GPS Tracker User Manual: Nmea Data Messages

To print the manual completely, please, download it. Then select Baud and choose There are several NMEA output message sets, each with a slightly different appli. GPS-derived latitude, longitude, and time of fix.

The Explorist is seen as a disk drive by the PC.

The driver will create a COM port for you, but will not tell you where it is. The unit now reports position every second or two. Revised autopilot message contains all of the nmeq plus: The supplied driver may not work with Vista but a Vista driver is available on the Magellan web site.

Connecting a Magellan GPS

Software on the computer must recognize the device and present it as a virtual serial port to the application. When you send a route to the Magelln, if the number of waypoints exceeds this limit, it is sent as a number of separate routes, each containing the maximum number of waypoints. If you experience problems importing tracks or sometimes exporting routestry this: Page of Go.


OziExplorer requires this mode for transferring waypoints and tracks.

For almost all programs, answer “V2. Track magnetic and true and groundspeed knots and KPH. Nmea Data Messages Magellan gps tracker user manual. What is realtime tracking? You may have to modprobe cdc-acm. To get to the Communication Menu press the Menu buttonselect the Adv.

A Serial Port is also known as a Com Port and both names are used throughout this document. Communication with a Magellan is bi-directional, and you can use the software to program waypoints and routes into the GPS, and retrieve a track log from the GPS, as well as plot your current position. Got it, continue to print.