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Networking Issues » connect to Zeus 3? » 7/25/2021 4:28 am

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Nick wrote:

Does the Zeus not have Wifi?

yes - it does

i guess my question is; what kind of network data connection between expedition and the triton instrument system is going to be possible through the zeuss 3?



 

Networking Issues » connect to Zeus 3? » 7/24/2021 4:41 am

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on a boat with a basic Triton 2 system - no Go Free/Wifi 1.., is it possible to make any kind of wireless connection between expedition and a Zeus 3?
 

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Change Color of Mark Text label and Symbol » 6/09/2021 8:51 am

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If I could make the text pink or something it might stand out more...

also, an option to maybe make the symbols a different color than black.., and maybe even bigger might help.

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Ping and Edit? » 5/31/2021 4:50 pm

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Nick wrote:

Done for the next update.

thanks - i just had to ping and name about 40 marks...

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Ping and Edit? » 5/31/2021 3:47 am

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Probably about 90% of the time I use the right click context menu to ping a new mark, I then need to edit it - to name it, lock it.., whatever...

As it is, I have to ping the mark, then select it and choose edit

Maybe the default behaviour should be to open the edit window after pinging? If you don't want to edit, you just have to hit enter on the keyboard..., which is easy.

Alternately.., perhaps a new context menu command for right-clicking: Ping and Edit, just under Ping Mark
 

General Discussion » Expedition closes unexpectedly » 5/14/2021 6:42 am

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This is probably not your issue.., but i'll mention it anyway

i had an NGT-1 that seemed to be working fine with expedition.

then i changed my win10 user account to require a password - so i could use RDP, which requires that the remote user enter a password.., RDP won't work if the win 10 user acct has no password.

after doing that, expedition started shutting down - usually after a few seconds

I reinstalled the NGT-1 driver, and for now everything seems fine again - i still have the win 10 user password

I don't know.., but it might be that the NGT-1 driver installation is sensitive to win 10 settings

did you change anything after installing the NGT-1 driver?
  

Ventus Navigation » Ventus Pro crashing... » 5/05/2021 6:31 am

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I have had very inconsistent luck with ventus

mostly it's been connection issues, not the app actually closing

I had basically stopped using it.., but this weekend i tried it again, and it mostly worked. This was on an iphone with the latest ios version.

Questions about Expedition features » satellite phone » 5/05/2021 5:18 am

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The Go and the handset have the same native data speed - 2.4kb/sec

you will see an "effective" rate of 9.6kb/sec advertised for both - with compression...

The fact is that most of what you will download is already compressed - gribs are already compressed, and do not benefit from further compression.

I think email is the best way to get files over both devices.

in addition to providing grib files by return email, saildocs will also send any of the noaa weatherfax images. if you get them from saildocs, they are about half the size they are on the noaa website - typically less than 20kb

get one of the email services that restarts interrupted downloads

a good external antenna helps a lot for both devices - these are sold as a "fixed mast antenna".., or just "mast antenna", but they do not generally go on the mast. they usually go on the aft rail. I think the term "mast" here refers to the shape of the antenna...
 

Suggestions for new features and capabilities » Optimal Route - Display First/Second Leg Only » 5/05/2021 4:52 am

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I know there is an option to optimize only the fist leg - i use it often.

One reason I use it is if i want to display something like "winds across course" for a race that goes out and comes back over more or less the same water.

So I end up with lots of optimizations; the first leg.., and, then as a separate optimization, the second leg starting whenever the first optimization says i will get to the turning mark. That makes two for each weather model, or polar % or whatever.

It would be great if I could do just one optimization.., and limit the display to one leg of the optimization at a time so that, for example, the winds across course do not get confused.

I realize that there is potentially a large number of legs in a race, but my experience is that the problem often arises when the 2nd leg returns to the starting point.

So, this feature could suit most cases with just the option to display only legs 1 or 2  - at least to start...
 

Networking Issues » Actisense NGT-1 Problem » 5/05/2021 4:23 am

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there is only one paddlewheel

i will check with the diagnostic tool next time i am on the boat

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