Ship Sim Pro, with NMEA 0183 I/O

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Eric Horton says:

    Ben I wrote a little program that allows you to set a lat and lon, COG and SOG depth values then the program outputs RMC, HDG and DBT sentences on a serial port which can control a plotter etc. The key controls allow you to trun left or right, hold position and changes any of the above nav values at anytime. It is written in good old QBasic as a DOS .exe file and can only use port 1 or 2 but most PC’s/laptops can assign one of those port settings to a USB/serial adapter. It allows me to go anywhere in the plotter’s charts and view the 3D screens as if the boat were really there. If interested I could send you a copy, it uses only key strokes for commands.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, Eric, but I use NEMA Talker for 0183 simulations.
    However the pricing just went up today, and thus there may be others who’d appreciate your kind offer.
    I do understand that NEMA Talker is being completely rewritten, though, and that could be good. What I lust for, however, is a NMEA 2000 data simulator, or at least a translator that would put all of NEMA Talker’s sentences into proper N2K PGNs.

  3. Ger Rietman says:

    I am willing to keep the old price of NemaTalker for another 4 weeks at the 29 euro level for the Panbo readers.
    /Ger Rietman
    Author of NemaTalker

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    That’s a Panbo first, I think. Thanks, Ger!

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