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[aprssig] FlashBack!; Sony/RatShack GPS 201-1601

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Sat Aug 20 13:23:11 UTC 2005


At 02:04 AM 8/20/2005 -0700, Matthew Stennett wrote:
 >HELLO ALL:
 >I am BACK;
 >
 >I managed to aquire one of these little babbies
 >through one of my brothers.

http://w5ac.tamu.edu/~kj5o/digi_traveler_mod.html

Discusses a power mod and how it senses if it should turn on.

 >I have it wired to function just fine on
 >laptop/desktop/Win/Mac versions of GPS Applications.
 >I can NOT get it to work through my USB <> Serial
 >Adaptor on my 1st Generation iMac; DV, 400MHz.

I use a "Purple Computing" usb serial adaptor under Windows and it works 
without modification.
 >
 >  How do I go about feeding the GPS signal into the
 >TNC/APRS Program?

It will work with a TNC or Tiny Track or PicE. Build a cable with two and 3 
"flipped" from how you have it now to use with your PC. Connect this null 
modem to your tnc or tracker and it should work. Of course, you would have 
to set the tnc serial port to be looking for GPS - most tnc's have a few 
commands to do this.

 >P.S. I also have the DeLorme Software that came with
 >it, anybody care to utor me through it's use?
 >
I hever bothered, having Street Atlas 9 and Topo USA - the GPS works fine 
with these two, I just specify "NMEA" gps in the program config, specify 
the com port, and off it goes.


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