[aprssig] New GPS ICON support!
bruninga at usna.edu
Mon May 5 09:53:06 CDT 2008
> So did they finally add the symbol to the waypoint
> output string [in the D710] or does this still
> require the user to select the symbol on the AvMap
> display manually?
Im not sure of the details, but the kenwood now generates its
own special kenwood sentence and I guess the Avmap decodes
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
> > Wow!
> > I just received an image of the new AVMAP G5 Kenwood
> > GPS display that is showing color APRS icons! I added the
> > at the top of my APRS localinfo web page since it is also
> > showning a frequency object.
> > http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/localinfo.html
> > The new firmware displays many of the APRS icons. In this
> > example, I can see trucks, boats, cars, joggers, bikes, vans
> > pickups..! Wow...
> > Now my small portable D710 bag doesn't even need a laptop,
> > I can do most of APRS with just the radio and AVMAP display.
> > Now all we need is John Hanson to figure out how to add an
> > external keyboard to the D710 like he did on the D700, and
> > are really in portable business!
> > Bob, WB4APR
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