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[aprssig] APRS wish list

Jason Winningham jdw at eng.uah.edu
Wed Aug 16 11:09:37 UTC 2006


On Aug 15, 2006, at 9:12 PM, Bob Burns K4RXR wrote:

> It'd be great if there was a way to let the D700 continue to run in  
> APRS mode and then have a mapping program that pulls the positions  
> from the D700. I haven't seen anything like that out there.

Let the D700 operate APRS as normal (TNC in APRS mode) and use an  
external TNC, a packet decoder, or a sound card interface to decode  
the audio output from the D700 for use by the mapping program.  This  
does not allow the program to transmit, but works quite well otherwise.

I use this frequently on balloon chases; the data stream feeding the  
laptop for logging, mapping, ascent rate/descent rate calculation,  
etc is vital, but I still like to have the data displayed on the D700  
as I'm navigating to the LZ.

-Jason
kg4wsv







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