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

scott at opentrac.org scott at opentrac.org
Thu Apr 13 16:23:42 UTC 2006


If you're running a laptop, you don't need the GPS data to go directly to
the KPC-3.  The APRS program on the laptop generates the messages that get
sent to the TNC.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of w7psk at w7psk.net
> Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 9:19 AM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: RE: RE: [aprssig] Delorme LT-20 - Cart bought before 
> the Horse
> 
> Now the Trick Being.
> 
> How does one then get it to my KPC3 in the mobile (Yes I know 
> Id have to leave the laptop running). 
> 
> Ive only USB on the laptop, but run the KPC via a 232/Usb 
> converter cord.
> 
> 
> Scotty W7PSK
> 
> 
> >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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