The default settings for all our engine boards is 4800,8,n,1 as follows: 4800 Baud, 8 bits, no parity bit, and 1 stop bit.
To be able to check if the device is in SiRF Binary or NMEA, you can utilize a program called SiRFDemo: (http://www.falcom.de/uploads/media/setupSiRFDemo3.87.zip
). Extract the file and install the application.
Open up the program, select the com port, and choose the correct baud rate. Go to Action > Open Data Source.
If you see scrolling data in the Error View window, go to Action > Synchronize Protocol & Baud Rate.
If you see scrolling data in the Response View window, it means the device is in SiRF Mode. Go to Action > Switch to NMEA Protocol. Choose the 4800 baud rate under the Baud Rate and click Send.
If you see scrolling data in the Debug View window, the device is in NMEA Mode.
You can also perform a reset with this device. Go to Action > Initialize Data Source. In the Receiver Initialization window, select Factory Reset and click Send.
Unfortunately, there is no reset pin on the engine board. Since the device is not in your possession, you can perform a hardware reset by unplugging the engine board for about 12 hours. When power is removed, the backup capacitor is drained.
Let us know if you have further questions. Thanks.