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[aprssig] Delorme LT-20 - Cart bought before the Horse

Christopher T. Day CTDay at lbl.gov
Thu Apr 13 16:10:51 UTC 2006


UI-view can connect to a GPS on any COM Port below COM9. Since NMEA
output is simple ASCII messages, I'd guess your USB GPS receiver creates
a COM Port when you plug it into the computer and the driver gets loaded
[we're talking Windows here?] You can look up in the device manager -
right click My Computer and select Manage/Device Manager - and look for
a COM Port that is only there when the GPS receiver is plugged in. Aim
UI-view, or whatever, at that COM Port.


	Chris - AE6VK


-----Original Message-----
From: Wes Johnston [mailto:wes at kd4rdb.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 7:31 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Delorme LT-20 - Cart bought before the Horse

I know some commercial mapping programs that would connect to a GPS
directly 
via the USB port, but don't know of any aprs programs, so you have to
fall 
back on providing the aprs programs a com port to talk to.  Seems like
if 
their software could map the USB port to a psuedo comport (ie com8 or
com9), 
then you'd just tell your APRS software to use com8 or com9 as a GPS
port.

Wes
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <w7psk at w7psk.net>
To: <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:55 AM
Subject: [aprssig] Delorme LT-20 - Cart bought before the Horse


> Semi New to this APRS stuff.  have downloaded the software and tried
to do 
> manual position stuff but it doesnt work well.
>
> Have always wanted GPS and for my Birthday the wife bought me a
Earthmate 
> LT-20 (I made sure it was NMEA Compliant before I did)
>
> It is unfortunatley USB.
>
> Now, they do have serial drivers (emulators) but Im not sure how it
all 
> goes together.
>
> Anyone Successfully Run this yet.
>
>
> I noticed a few threads about it, but I couldnt garner from all the 
> branches what the final was.
>
>
>
> So did I get the cart before the horse ?
>
>
> Scotty W7PSK
> Everett, Washington
>
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