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[aprssig] USB GPS receiver

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at jnos.org
Thu Oct 27 17:29:12 UTC 2005


> USB devices WILL ONLY WORK WITH A PC!   USB is a totally "PC-centric" 
> protocol.  There is NO PRACTICAL WAY to make an external USB device work 
> with a serial port on TNCs, TinyTraks, D700s, or anything else OTHER 
> than a USB port on a PC.

It's not an absolute.  They can build a USB reader in a mini-fm 
transmitter and sell it for $25 at Costco.  Not the one in the link but 
similar.

   http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?T1=204+0172

No doubt a thumb drive is simpler then a serial port but still it proves 
that it is possible to build embedded devices that do USB.





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