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#1 rharter

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 06:23 PM

Hi all,

 

have anyone of you an idea how I can allocate a com port to the gps receiver to install it in Autoslew?

The gps receiver is automatically installed in Win 10 under "sensors" and not on a com port.

Thanks!

 

Ralph



#2 RamaSpaceShip

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:42 PM

Hi Ralph,

 

You need to install GPSComplete  and use GPSReverse. Some info on this site.

 

Good luck.

 

Bernard



#3 rharter

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:37 PM

Hello Bernard,

 

thanks for your hint!

Yes it already installed a com port but unfortunately the original ASA GPS receiver is not found by GPSComplete although the ublox 6 driver is installed and the receiver is active in "sensors". Mayby I have to dive a bit deeper into the manual... ;-)

 

Ralph



#4 andrewlockwood

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

Hi - I had a similar problem. After installing GPScomplete and creating a new com port, Autoslew would not see the new com port.

Instead, in device manager I selected the sensor and used: update driver - browse my computer for driver software - let me pick from a list of available drivers, and selected the bottom one that says USB serial device. Then the GPS showed up in the drivers under ports as "u-blox 6 GPS receiver (COM9)"

If you've had a few goes at getting this to work, you may have multiple drivers installed. You can use the pnputils command in a cmd window to search out and remove all of the u-block .inf files and start again if there are more than one.

I was then able to connect Autoslew to that com port, and after running the synch time to GPS command in autoslew it worked.

 

regards,

Andrew.



#5 w0mbat

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:22 AM

Hi,

Can someone please explain what this is about? I have an ASA GPS stick which works just fine under WIN 10 and with Autoslew. I have never heard of the software mentioned above. Why is it needed? Why don't I seem to need it? What am I missing?

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#6 Waldemar

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

Hi Ian,

As far as I can see this is about a newer GPS device with UBlox 6, The original ASA GPS stick uses UBlox 5.
Apparently a few tricks are needed to get it working. 

 

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#7 andrewlockwood

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:16 AM

If your gps stick driver gets 'upgraded' by Windows10, it will no longer show up as a COM port, but as a 'sensor' in the devices. If this happens Autoslew will no longer recognise it. I also have the older u-blox 5 stick, and got upgraded by stealth. Rolling the driver back has fixed the issue for now.






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