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[aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPSand InstallQuestions- Nuvi

David W. Barrow III DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com
Mon Feb 4 23:31:22 UTC 2008


Brian,

    I would certainly recommend Bluetooth for the phone.  On 1/10/08 my van 
tumbled into a ditch in a snowstorm.  My cell phone was stripped from the 
holster and disappeared.  I was able to call for help using the Bluetooth. 
Definitely worth having!

Dave
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David W. Barrow III, d/b/a Stonewall Computer Center
Email: DavidBarrow at wi.rr.com
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Webster" <bwebster at wirelessmapping.com>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 12:47 PM
Subject: RE: [aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPSand 
InstallQuestions- Nuvi


> I'm going to get one without a doubt. I had really wanted one anyway but
> hesitated for lack of usefulness with APRS. Recent developments have 
> changed
> that obviously. Now I'm just trying to decide if I want Bluetooth for my
> phone with this or not.
>
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> Thank You,
> Brian N2KGC
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Scott Miller
> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 1:35 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and
> InstallQuestions- Nuvi
>
>
> Sounds like it comes from MSN.  Presumably there's some software support
> in there for drawing the areas, but it may not be possible to get at it.
>
> I'm probably bugging the heck out of my Garmin rep already.  I'm trying
> to ration my inquiries so he doesn't get totally fed up with me.
>
> Now, if everyone promises to buy a Nuvi or a StreetPilot and I can give
> him some estimates on incremental sales relating to software
> improvements, I'm sure he'll pay more attention.  =]
>
> Scott
> N1VG
>
> Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>> Scott Miller wrote:
>>>
>>>> Just wondering if it is a one or the other operation. I was also
>>>> wondering
>>>> if you can get the mapping display to show polygons like warning
>>>> areas or
>>>> NWS polygons on the map. Not that it's a big deal but that would
>>>> really put
>>>
>>
>> My Street Pilot C580 already receives weather advisories, watches and
>> warnings and can light up shape files on the map.
>> A thundercloud icon appears on top of the the on-screen map
>> periodically.  Tapping this  icon produces a text summary of the
>> advisory/watch/warning. A second tap displays the map with a translucent
>> colored overlay of the warning area, just like the NWS shape overlays in
>> UIview or APRSplus.
>>
>> I'm not clear if this is something in the MSN information services
>> feature included on some Garmins or whether it comes from somewhere else
>> (is WAAS also including basic WX info perhaps???).     All I know is
>> that I am receiving these WX alerts but have NOT activated the optional
>> subscription MSN information services that include realtime weather,
>> traffic, gas prices, etc.   Or is some basic level of WX data from the
>> MSN service available even without subscribing?   (The manual makes no
>> mention of weather data without subscription.)
>>
>>
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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
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>> 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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