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Technical Q&A » GPS Time Systemwatch » 12/18/2018 1:01 pm

Fergal
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Olli

I've played around with this issue in the past and it seems to be an ongoing challenge.  Each successive version of Windows locks the system down further and further and in general an application under Windows 10 is not expected to change the systemTime.  The application would need Administrator rights.

More specifically it needs SE_SYSTEMTIME_NAME privilege.  You can read more about it here.  
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/api/sysinfoapi/nf-sysinfoapi-setsystemtime

The calling process must have the SE_SYSTEMTIME_NAME privilege. This privilege is disabled by default. TheSetSystemTime function enables the SE_SYSTEMTIME_NAME privilege before changing the system time and disables the privilege before returning. For more information, see Running with Special Privileges=16px.

I'd love if Nick could find a way to implement it reliably but I think it is simply too dependent on the Windows configuration.  If anyone has had any success with this on a recent version of Windows then maybe they could share with the group.
 

General Discussion » Expedition NorthU Webinar Survey » 11/27/2018 5:25 am

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Our good friend, Peter Isler is looking for some input to help him formulate his webinar schedule for the coming year.  He'd love some input from readers of the Expedition Forum.  Please take a few minutes to give him some feedback and have your thoughts heard on NorthU Expedition Webinars.  Click here for the Survey. 

 

General Discussion » Licensing » 5/24/2018 10:51 am

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Schumaam

Yes, you can use a demo version of Expedition to try out much of the functionality without connecting it to your boat system.  Many of us do 'offline' navigation activities in the comfort of our own homes.  Expedition has a simulation mode where you can set location, wind speed and direction as well as marks and courses.  This is a good way to get to know the product and to understand much of the functionality.  You can set start lines and practice start sequences also.  As Nick mentioned above you cannot connect to a data source and cannot run optimizations, but most of the rest of the  functionality is there.  

General Discussion » Larger Font size on Expedition manual? » 5/11/2018 1:47 pm

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Maybe you could download the PDF from the Expedition Marine site and view it a PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat on your choice of device.  I can scale to 800% and probably more using that approach.

http://www.expeditionmarine.com/Downloads/Expedition.pdf

 

Software Releases » 10.7.25 » 4/04/2018 8:43 pm

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10.7.25
Update for Diverse HLA,
Update for B&G H2000 configuration,
Various performance, interface and reliability updates.

10.7.24
Fix for editing basic sail chart.

10.7.23
Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 USB Gateway

10.7.22
NOC Proudman 1.8km UK tidal model,
Updated Actisense for faster NMEA 2000,
Fix for saving tests,
Fix for damping some channels.

 

Ventus Navigation » Sail Racer Display with Ventus » 3/27/2018 10:29 am

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us7070

Have you managed to get SailRacer software working with Expedition?  I downloaded it over the weekend and tried to use it in a race on Saturday.  But I couldn't get any data from Expedition to the software running on an iPad.  I think the software itself has some good potential and is a little more polished (in some ways) than Ventus or NMEARemote.  But it counts for nothing if I cant feed it data.  They don't seem to have implemented the Expedition API so we are limited to using an NMEA 0183 forward.  I tried a number of configs but I couldn't see anything.  Have you or anyone else had any success?  Please share your config details if you can.

And yes, this simple eInk device would be great if it is more visible in sunlight.  I currently use VNC to mirror Expedition to my navigators iPad and to the helmsmans station.  It works well for me but is too much for the skipper.  A simpler view with customizable fields will work better.  I've previously used NMEARemote but it is not being developed fast enough for my needs.

Fergal.

Software Releases » 10.7.20 » 3/08/2018 9:57 am

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10.7.20
Fix for 4D issues on some computers
More NOAA NAM grib options
Plot weather observation data
Option to only use starboard laylines in start numbers
Various performance, interface and reliability updates.

General Discussion » Thinking of Going Back to Win 7 Pro » 2/28/2018 11:37 am

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US7070

Putting on my security hat just for a minute here (I work for a large Security Software company).

You really should allow Windows to do its updates, especially at the moment.  They have what they term Patch Tuesday, a once a month event during which they push out multiple updates addressing security issues.  But they will also push out critical updates in between if deemed urgent.

Earlier this year there was a chip level flaw identified by Intel and other chip manufacturers that could allow a hacker to compromise almost any system.  Microsoft came out with a fix that they thought addressed the issue but it didnt work, so they have been adding incremental updates regularly since.  This might explain the frequency you are seeing.

https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/meltdown-spectre-cpu-bugs

I know its a pain but it doesn't take very long for an operating system to get critically out of date and increasingly vulnerable to hackers and malware.  Even if your Expedition PC doesn't spend much time connected to the internet, it can still be attacked within minutes of any connection.

Hope that helps.

Software Releases » Site code changed once upgraded to ver10.7.19 » 2/28/2018 11:06 am

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Ted

I think you mean the license key?  10.5 required all new license keys.  Old licenses will not work.  You can request new keys from your local dealer or from Nick directly.

And I would junk your Windows Vista system.  Vista was always a troublesome OS and is no longer supported by Microsoft or anyone really.  Upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 10.  Expedition no longer runs on Vista.

Software Releases » 10.7.19 » 2/27/2018 10:33 am

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10.7.19

Send to Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 Wifi gateway,
Fix for Hold TWD,
Updates to Volvo Ocean race scheduler,
Updates for NOAA NAM download,
Various performance, interface and reliability updates.

10.7.18

C-Map 4D performance and reliablity update,
Extend Garmin GND10 custom channels to 16,
Yacht Devices NMEA 2000 Wifi gateway,
Improved Navico radar support,
Various performance, interface and reliability updates.

10.7.17

Fix for B&G H5000 Websocket in 10.7.16,
Timed transmit & standby for Navico radars.

10.7.16

Force sense of leeway from H5000 websocket,
Select multiple Great Circle models for download or email request,
Can save meteogram to image file,
Limited KND Sailchart editing. 

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