[aprssig] APRS wish list
jdw at eng.uah.edu
Wed Aug 16 06:09:37 CDT 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.
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