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[aprssig] Nuvi messaging

The Bland Ranch root at blandranch.net
Fri Feb 1 23:52:56 UTC 2008


OK Scott....how are you making all this magic happen?

I have a NUVI 650 and would like to use some of thee features with my APRS
stuff.

Chuck
NA6BR

Quoting Scott Miller <scott at opentrac.org>:

> 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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