[aprssig] Win APRS Mobile

Randy Allen ka0azs at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 1 19:50:32 CDT 2005

I'm not familiar with the particulars on WINAPRS or that GPS, but using 
a D700:

The GPS (I use Garmins, GPS II+ and Streetpilot) stays plugged in to the 
D700.  Hook the Laptop up to the serial port on the front of the radio 
body. Use a straight through cable, NOT a null modem.

Sent the radio's TNC to "PKT"  This bypasses the internal APRS firmware 
and turns control of the internal TNC to the software.

Ensure the sofware uses a TNC initalization file for the Kenwood radios.

The GPS feeds data to the radio which is passed through the serial port 
to the APRS software.

I've been very successful in this using APRS DOS and APRS+SA.

Good luck and 73

Ron wrote:

> At present I am using a D7 and a D700 for mobiles.  I would like to use 
> my GPS (RS Digitraveler & Delorme) for APRS and a laptop for both local 
> tracking and mail.  Has any one used this combination and can a single 
> serial port on the laptop be made to work this way?  What are the min. 
> requirements for the computer (233mhz, Win 95, 98, ME ???).

Randy Allen, KAƘAZS

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