Marine Electronics Forum - Managing Waypoints on Furuno Navnet 2
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06-07-2007, 10:10 AM
How are you guys entering a lot of waypoints into your Navnet2 units? I have a lot that I want to enter on my computer and then upload them to the unit. Is this possible with the little memory cards? I have used the PC cable in the past and its a fight to get it to work properly.
06-08-2007, 09:28 AM
I was just told by my installer to use an sd card. I wanted to exchange info between two units. Just download from one unit onto card and plug into second unit and use data install area. You can use a reader for your PC.
06-08-2007, 09:31 AM
Thanks, but I need to enter all my points on my computer and then easily transfer them to my Furuno unit. Don't I need some type of software to do this?
06-08-2007, 11:06 AM
Furuno vx2 manual, section 6.2 shows how to format your waypoints into NMEA183 strings. Download the NMEA183 file directly to a vx2 via a serial port set at 4800 bps, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, etc.
If you want to enter your waypoints on a computer charting program, something like Navionics NavPlanner will allow you to locate waypoints on a chart with a mouse. Then just follow directions in NavPlanner to transfer them to an SD card which is compatible with your vx2. (I qould assume C-Map has something similar.) Remember, vx2 takes 1000 waypoints but ~7000 'marks'. Post here if you need more info.
06-08-2007, 12:10 PM
josko, is there a way to save the waypoints (NMEA183 format) onto a memory card and then upload them?
06-08-2007, 12:19 PM
Format that NavPlanner uses to write to SD charts is NOT NMEA. It may be possible to read an NMEA file from an SD card, but it's not documented in Furuno manuals. I expect the answer is 'no', but that's a question for Furuno product support.
06-08-2007, 03:23 PM
I hired a guy in North Carolina to enter more than 1000 of my loran numbers, convert and save onto a memory card that I just stuck in and loaded in about 1/2 of a second. He also made me some nice laminated 81/2 x 11 plots showing number locations. I think it was "procharts". Let me know if you need his phone number.
He can be trusted not to share your numbers.