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[aprssig] Compatible GPS for waypoint upload?

Stephen Peters scpeters at mac.com
Wed Jun 13 20:37:35 UTC 2007


Scott,

I own a Quest, USB port only.  When you plug in the USB cable, the  
GPS still functions fine - however, when you initiate an upload of  
data/maps, I do believe the screen changes suggesting non-gps  
functions.  You can easily upload a waypoint set, but it is just like  
uploading maps, the screen blanks (I think).  I do not know if you  
can just send it a single waypoint, and if that would be different.   
I do know that from Mapsource, when you upload waypoints, it appends  
new waypoints, but doesn't get rid of old ones.  I don't know what it  
does if you upload a waypoint with a new location/same name, e.g.  
append or replace.  I can test it next week, as it's on loan to  
someone until then.

-Steve


On Jun 13, 2007, at 1:00 PM, aprssig-request at lists.tapr.org wrote:

>
> I've got a related question, for those of you with USB only  
> automotive GPS
> receivers.  I know at least some of the Garmins still support waypoint
> uploads (from MapSource?) via USB.  When you plug the device in to  
> USB, what
> happens?  Is the device still usable as usual, or does it display a
> different screen?  In other words, if you had a PC connected to the  
> device
> instead of a tracker, would it be able to plot waypoints in a way  
> that would
> be usable for APRS?
>
> Scott
> N1VG





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