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[aprssig] Nuvi messaging

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Fri Feb 1 20:27:48 UTC 2008


Scott,
	Do you know how it will handle bulletins and objects?



Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Scott Miller
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 2:53 PM
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Subject: [aprssig] Nuvi messaging


How cool is this?

http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-inbox.jpg

I got the Nuvi into fleet management mode, and it adds menu items for 
messaging.  Shown here is my D7A sending a text message to the T2 (via 
an old Alinco DJ-F1T that's not shown).

Here's the messaging menu:

http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-messaging.jpg

And the message composition screen:

http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi-compose.jpg

It's going to have to take a destination callsign in the message text, 
though.  I think I'm going to make the default behavior to be 'reply', 
so if you don't include a destination, it'll just send the message to 
whoever sent the last message it received.

And when I get a chance, I'll see about tying it all into the T2's 
command processor, so you can reconfigure it from the Nuvi's message 
interface.

For the receive side, I think this beats the D700/D710 for usability 
already.  When you tap a message summary, you get a whole page to view 
the text (200 characters max, I think) and it's a very clear, 
daylight-readable display with a simple interface.  Can't wait to try it 
out on one of the big StreetPilots.

Scott
N1VG


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