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 Unknown error on declare to Swiss Flarm
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jr970
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Posted - 12/04/2018 :  16:23:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just installed LK8000/Oudie in a friends glider. We connected it to his Swiss Flarm unit & it is receiving data OK - I get "FLARM DETECTED" and Barometric altitude and all the FLARM menus are active.

I can also get the Flarm to re-boot OK from the Flarm menu in LK8000, so I think that means communication is two-way.

However when I try to declare a task it fails with "Unknown Error".

I have configured:
Device A as the internal Oudie GPS (Com 1), Generic
Device B as the Flarm (Com 4, 19,200bps). Generic

Any ideas what is causing this ? do I need to have Flarm as Device A? Or could it mean that the Flarm is non-IGC ? ...... glider only just purchased with the Flarm already installed.

Any other ideas ?

AlphaLima
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Posted - 23/04/2018 :  13:22:18  Show Profile  Visit AlphaLima's Homepage  Reply with Quote
As far as I know, non-IGC do not allow Task declarations.
IGC Flarm use to have "IGC approve" stickers on the housing.

You can also find out if it is a IGC Flarm by watching the serial monitor inside LK8000 device Dialog, restart flarm and look init checks written at the serial monitor.
Shuld somehow look like this (IGC + ENL):

Startup: After clean shutdown
o.k. 16 Mbit internal FLASH memory
o.k. ENL
o.k. Obstacles Init
o.k. Logging Init
o.k. UART
o.k. RF subsystem
o.k. Pressure sensor
..........

Edited by - AlphaLima on 23/04/2018 13:56:08
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