[aprssig] Re: GPS/PC/D7A

Alex Carver agcme2002 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 22 08:15:29 CST 2007

Hi Jason,

Just split the serial cable between the computer and
the D7.  I do this very thing with my setup.  I have
Street Atlas 2007 on my iPAQ and built a Y-cable to go
between the single GPS receiver and the D7/D700 plus
handheld.  Street Atlas doesn't need to communicate
back to the GPS receiver so just leave that signal
line disconnected between them.  Two signals (transmit
and receive) between the radio and the GPS receiver
and one signal from the GPS receiver to the computer.

> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:48:07 -0500
> From: "Jason D. Triolo" <jasonacg at citicom.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] GPS/PC/D7A
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Message-ID: <45DB7AA7.50307 at citicom.com>
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> 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.

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