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[aprssig] d700 minidin question

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Mon Oct 6 14:55:25 UTC 2008


Wes is exactly right.  Some pictures, for those who missed it last time...

http://n1vg.net/images/nmea_converter.jpg
http://n1vg.net/images/nuvi_d7.jpg

Scott
N1VG

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wrote:
> The 350 is the first (lowest) nuvi that has FMI interface.  FMI makes 
> the unit boot into rs232 mode on the usb cable and it'll be in garmin 
> binary mode.  Scott Miller's T2 tracker will talk to the garmin in this 
> mode as will a yet to be released protocol converter.  The procol 
> converter will accept kenwood format data from the d710, and will 
> input/output NMEA.
> 
> Be aware that other models of the nuvi leave an annoying breadcrumb 
> trail of stations when plotting rx'ed stations.  The 350 correctly moves 
> the icon instead of creating one icon for each station's position as 
> they move.  The models that do the "breadcrumb" method will fill up 
> their waypoint memory at an incredible rate.
> 
> Wes
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> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Jack Swift - Swift Hardware 
> <jswift at up.net <mailto:jswift at up.net>> wrote:
> 
>     are you sure that the nuvi series outputs NMEA data?
> 
>     i have a friend interested in a nuvi and can't see NMEA availability
>     advertised as a "feature"...
> 
>     On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com
>     <mailto:wes at ai4px.com>> wrote:
>      >  My situation is that I'd like to hook an external TNC to the
>     d700 for tracking.
> 
>      > The reason for this is that walmart has the garmin nuvi350 on
>     sale for $175 and I want to use it with Scott's T2 tracker.
> 
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