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[aprssig] D710 GPS Port

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 15 07:40:56 UTC 2007


With GPS modules so small and cheap, why wasn't one just built into the 
control head (like a the old PL boards)?  Since the head is positioned in 
view, the new SiRF chips should have no problem seeing the sats.

Greg  KO6TH


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Bill Vodall WA7NWP" <wa7nwp at gmail.com>
Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] D710 GPS Port
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 07:12:26 -0700

 > > I think the TNC and APRS functions are in the control head so that is 
where the GPS needs to plug in.


GPS "plugs in"??


How 1990's...


Bluetooth is so ..   wireless.


Even if it comes to using a Bluetooth GPS with a Parani dongle,
connecting to the control head is a step backwords.

   <http://sena.com/products/industrial_bluetooth/bluetooth_serial_adapter/>


Bill - WA7NWP

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