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[aprssig] RE: APRS and the Garmin Rino

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Jul 6 12:46:17 UTC 2005


Decoding the GARMIN RINO's for APRS:

Maybe its time to start working on decoding
the Garmin RINO GPS/FRS radios again for APRS.
As everyone recalls, there were people on this sig 
that squashed the effort claiming it would be illegal 
to try to figure out the proprietary on-air format 
used by Garmin for receiving and display into APRS
via a sound-card.  And that pretty well stopped all work.

But reading below, it seems that Garmin is well
aware of our efforts and even refers people to
our project web page...

 http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/APRSrino.html

>>> "KC0NKP" <kc0nkp at mchsi.com> 07/05/05 10:37 PM >>>
>I sent an e-mail to Garmin tech support and they 
>sent me a link to your website as their only 
>response, so I don't think they would be against
>it.  They certainly didn't tell me that it wasn't allowed.

Seems such a waste not to be able to plot these 
radios just as if they were APRS...

de Wb4APR, Bob






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