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[aprssig] GPS/PC/D7A

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Tue Feb 20 22:57:24 UTC 2007


I haven't, but then I haven't tried very hard.  I took the brute force route
and used separate GPS receivers, with a USB adapter for the one on the
laptop.  There are definitely advantages to having big bins of GPS receivers
on hand.  =]

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Jason D. Triolo
> Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:48 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: [aprssig] GPS/PC/D7A
> 
> I will be out of town next month, and will be running my D7A as my 
> primary unit, along with GPS. I also have my notebook 
> computer running 
> Street Atlas 2007.
> 
> When I'm home, I have no problem running both, thanks to the 
> dual serial 
> outputs on the GPS receiver. However, when I rent a car, my portable 
> unit limits me to one.
> 
> So my question is...Has anybody had success in making the GPS 
> data pass 
> through the D7 while it's in APRS mode? I don't have APRS+SA or other 
> similar software for the notebook (yet), so for now, I have to hope 
> there's a trick that makes it possible to leave the HT in 
> APRS mode for 
> beaconing, and pass GPS data to Street Atlas for navigation.
> 
> Thanks.
> 73 de Jason, KD4ACG
> 
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