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[aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and Install Questions

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Feb 4 06:06:25 UTC 2008


Scott Miller wrote:
>
> I don't know if you've seen my posts over the last few days, but I've 
> got the Tracker2 working with the Garmin Nuvi 350, and presumably the 
> same code should work with the higher-end models, including some of 
> the StreetPilots.  Some of those match the AvMap units for screen size.
>
>
>
> The Tracker2, used with any supported Garmin unit (and some Magellans 
> too) will choose appropriate symbols out of the available set (plus 
> custom symbols for some models), and will set comment text and 
> altitude for each station.  The Nuvi and StreetPilot models with fleet 
> management support can also do text messaging.
>
> I think I only posted this to the Tracker2 group, but I've now got the 
> command interface for the T2 working through the FMI messaging as 
> well.  To send a command to the TNC, you just tap 'create message', 
> and type the command, prefixing it with '!'.  For example, '!alias 1 
> wide' would set alias 1 to 'wide'.  Send '!info' and it sends back a 
> message showing voltage, temperature, packets received, packets 
> digipeated, buffer errors, and so forth.
>
> What I'm going with myself is a T2-135 (Tracker2 internal board for 
> the Alinco DR-135T) hooked straight to the Nuvi 350.  That's about 
> $500, total.  For another $400 you can buy a TM-V71A or FT-8800R and 
> have a full-featured dual bander (no need to sacrifice a VFO to APRS) 
> and still be $300 under the cost of a D710 and G5.  And it's easier to 
> type on and read, too.
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
>
> __


What's the chance once you get this going,  of a spinoff device that 
would replace the TX/RX audio in/out of the T2 with a serial port?

I'm thinking of what would essentially be a protocol converter that 
could go inline between an existing D710/D700/TH-D7 or a KPC3 and the 
Nuvi, allowing the Nuvi to act as an intelligent terminal for existing 
TNCs.   I'm thinking that the existing board layout could be re-used 
with the on-board radio-interface DB9 connector re-purposed to be a 
RS-232 serial interface instead.     Or does the CPU only have one 
hardware serial port? 




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Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net

NEW!   World Digipeater Map
  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps

JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm

"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
Symbols Set for UI-View,
UIpoint and APRSplus:





--

Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
EchoLink Node:      14400    [Think bottom of the 2M band]
Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.com  --OR--   http://wa8lmf.net

NEW!   World Digipeater Map
  http://wa8lmf.net/APRSmaps

JavAPRS Filter Port 14580 Guide
  http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/JAVaprsFilters.htm

"APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
  http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths

Updated "Rev H" APRS            http://wa8lmf.net/aprs
Symbols Set for UI-View,
UIpoint and APRSplus:






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