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I have a wind instrument at masthead, coming in as NMEA 0183 serial and appearing in SignalK on openplotter. However I am unable to select Wind in pypilot.

Running op 1.1 alpha with pypilot updated from github today.

Sorry, I see this in another post and will try:

You can assign serial ports to pypilot. If they have wind or gps, they will also be relayed over tcp to other programs like opencpn on port 20220. This is ideal because the autopilot gets the data with minimum latency.

You can also send the nmea data to pypilot via port 20220. So if opencpn has wind/gps already, then make a connection to tcp port 20220, and make sure it is marked for output. This will add latency to the measurement, but still works in practice.
The wind data isn't getting to pypilot. You either need:

1) a serial connection with nmea0183 wind data assigned to pypilot
2) send the nmea0183 wind data to tcp port 20220. This can be from kplex, or opencpn.

If you get wind data in opencpn, you can add the tcp connection to 20220 (if it isn't already) and ensure the "output on this port" is checked (not by default)

Also consider upgrading the pypilot plugin from git, as well as watchdog which now has pypilot specific alarms.