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[aprssig] Garmin GPS35

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Wed Sep 28 18:17:06 UTC 2005


And Another that tells you the signal strength and number of sats



On Thursday 29 September 2005 00:33, Curt, WE7U wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, VE7GDH wrote:
> 
> > I don't know if you would learn more from the $GPGSV sentence, but
> > your GPS35 doesn't seem to be outputting that sentence.
> 
> There's another sentence that the GPS35 puts out that has the health
> info in it.  It comes out something like once per minute, but if
> he's turned off some sentences, perhaps that one doesn't come out
> either?
> 
> Anyway, when my first GPS-35 stopped working, I used that sentence
> to discover that the temp sensor in the unit had stopped working.  I
> sent the unit back to Garmin for replacement at their fixed rate and
> am on my second unit now.
> 
> Here:
> 
>     ftp://ftp.eskimo.com/u/a/archer/gps/gps.pl/
> 
> is a program that a friend and I wrote in Perl that will decode many
> of the GPS sentences.  It runs on DOS and Linux.  There's a
> description of that sentence in there:  $PGRMT
> 
> Check that sentence to see if the GPS itself thinks that it is
> healthy.
> 
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