[aprssig] APRS Icons on Garmin Receivers

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at kd4rdb.com
Thu Feb 8 16:09:51 CST 2007

While it's a neat idea..... packet audio is muted for use with voice alert.
Also, you forfeit the smart beaconing of the T2.  Not that either of these
are deal breakers....  You know, sometimes when I plug my d700 in, it comes
on, and other times it does not... something in the PM modes, but I'm just
not sure what.  Sure would be nice if the T2 power switch option would auto
turn on my d700 at the power jack as soon as my GPS gets a fix.


On 2/8/07, Jason Winningham <jdw at eng.uah.edu> wrote:
> On Feb 8, 2007, at 12:57 PM, william.diaz at comcast.net wrote:
> > IOW, can it be used with an existing TNC or D7/D700?
> It's a replacement for an existing TNC or D7/700.
> IMO, if it had messaging capability it would be superior to the APRS
> application in the D7/700 when it is used in conjunction with a
> mapping GPS. As a digipeater it's already superior to any device you
> can name, except maybe a digi_ned installation.
> All Scott's stuff, hardware and software, are open source (this is
> the reason to buy an OT and not a TT).  Someone sufficiently
> determined could take the work Scott has made available and create
> the system you describe.
> Hmmm, now that I think about it, you can feed the APRS audio out from
> your D700 to the T2 and split the TX and RX lines to the GPS, routing
> them to the D700 and T2 respectively, and that would do it.  I may
> have just found a new project for the evening. (:
> -Jason
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