Re: Getting out of FMI mode
- Very good questions.
Is their a command that will reset the OT2 to its original state?
I am new to the OT2 as I just received mine today.
Thanks Scott for your promptness.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Vince Walton <rradiohham232@...> wrote:
> I have been using the OT2 for some time now with the Garmin Nuvi 350 and it has been working great. But I would like to know, is how do you get the OT2 out of the Garmin FMI mode, so I can use the computer to maybe reprogram the OT2 with otwincfg.exe.
> I see that once you have it set up in the Garmin FMI mode, you can not reprogram the OT2 with the computer. I know that you can send commands to
> the OT2 from the Nuvi.
> I am only using the OT2 on profile 1, can you send a command from the Nuvi to use profile 2, and would this return to OT2 back so I can use the computer?
> Thanks, Vince, K6BIR
- No USB adapter here.
OK, that is where I am making a mistake. I have the T2 connected to the
serial cable and fire up otwincfg. THEN when I get the message at the
bottom of the communications parameter box saying to reset the Tracker
is when I cycle power to the T2.
Guess I misunderstood the proper procedure.
Scott Miller wrote:
> Were you using a USB to serial adapter? And did you try only plugging
> it in after clicking 'connect'? If otwincfg gets data before the reset,
> it could get confused.
> randy2@... <mailto:randy2%40farmtel.net> wrote:
> > I have the same mobile setup and had a terrible time getting otwincfg to
> > work with my Garmin configured T2.
> > My mobile radio bit the dust and I wanted to make sure my deviation was
> > correct for the new radio. Even after receiving the normal "please
> > reset tracker" and doing a power cycle, I would get the serial port
> > error box on the screen.
> > Tried two different computers and two different null modem cables.
> > Neither would communicate with the T2 in Garmin mode. Rebooting either
> > computer did not work either.
> > Then I could connect either computer or either null modem cable to my T2
> > fixed digi setting on the shelf and connect every time.
> > Magically the T2 in Garmin mode finally connected via otwincfg and all
> > went well after that.
> > Other than that little hurdle to jump through, I love my T2 and Nuvi 350
> > combination!
> > Randy
> > WB0VHB
- On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Keith VE7GDH <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
> So that's AMODE AUTO & BMODE GARMIN and no profile switching?Keith,
I actually have both profiles set this way in case it does switch.
Haven't played around with profile switching much, but leaving AMODE
AUTO and only putting the Nuvi on the B port seems to work really
well. I've hopped in and out of the the otconfig and regular text mode
on the A port while having the Nuvi going on B all the time.
Especially when I was trying to iron out my txd and level settings...
- Randy WF5X wrote...
> ...leaving AMODE AUTO and only putting the Nuvi on the B port seems toThanks for the info! I've passed the AMODE AUTO / BMODE GARMIN
> work really well...
suggestion along to my friend.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"