APIC Support - Bluetooth GPS Setup

   

 

1) Pair Bluetooth Device with computer or PDA.

2) Open the Settings/Connections menu in APIC and configure it with the correct COM port and baud rate. Reset the connections by clicking the reset button next to the GPS baud rate, then click ok.

3) APIC will then wait for GPS to acquire satellites and then will output navigation data.

 

Occasionally the file APICStoredData.txt corrupted, and can make GPS configuration in APIC impossible. to solve this do the following:
  1. Open the file where you installed APIC to your computer.  It is usually c:\Program Files\Approach\APIC\Data
  2. Locate the File APICStoredData.txt
  3. Delete the File (APIC will create a new file when you open it again)
  4. Run APIC. 
  5. Reconfigure your GPS Settings in the Connections menu, using GPS COM 5 and 4800 Baud.

 

This should get everything working ok.  In the event that it doesn't work, you may have to manually edit that file doing the following:

  1. Open the file where you installed APIC to your computer.  It is usually c:\Program Files\Approach\APIC\Data
  2. Locate the File APICStoredData.txt
  3. Open the file with a text editor
  4. Locate the line that reads: GpsConnection=
  5. Change this value so it reads GpsConnection= (the GPS Com Port)
  6. Make sure that GpsSpeed= (2 for 4800, or 3 for 9600)
  7. Save the File
  8. Run APIC

 

For more details on connecting your Bluetooth GPS to APIC, see the Bluetooth Setup PowerPoint.