[aprssig] Waypoints to GPS Receiver: Navigation

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Fri Aug 24 03:29:40 CDT 2007

I believe this was discussed at length on this (or another APRS list)
some time ago, it's a "Feature" of the GPS receiver in question, and the
way it handles incoming waypoint data.  I can't remember if there was a
way round it.

That functionality was originally intended for loading waypoints and
routes etc from a PC and mapping/route planing program, so you could
navigate from one to another, etc.  If you have multiple waypoints with
the same name, it would not know where you want to go, if you asked it
to navigate to WA1XYZ-15 for example!   

After all, Garmin never envisaged you would send waypoint data to it
time and time again, with the same, similar or different co-ords and the
same name!   So it's only trying to show them in the best way it knows


Dave G0WBX. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gerheim at cox.net [mailto:gerheim at cox.net] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 4:56 PM
> To: bruninga at usna.edu; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Waypoints to GPS Receiver: Navigation
> ---- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote: 
> > > (GPSmap 60) attempts to uniquely name each waypoint it receives, 
> > > even if they come from the same station/SSID.
> > > 
> > > For example, waypoints from WA1XYZ-15 may be named "WA1XYZ 151", 
> > > "WA1XYZ 154", etc...
> > 
> > Try reducing the number of characters sent over by the radio?
> > 
> > 
> I tried reducing the number of digits (9, then 8 etc... 6).  
> It deleted characters from the beginning of the callsigns.  
> No help.  
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