[aprssig] Anyone using an old Garmin III (not "street pilot III") with a D700?
russo at bogodyn.org
Sun Apr 26 09:54:07 CDT 2009
On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 09:07:55AM -0400, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net> flavor, containing:
> There was an issue that I remember affecting these older GPS units. It had to
> do with a specific character (or characters) in the objet's name. Perhaps it
> was a period or hyphen?
It's looking that way.
The repeater objects all have periods in them (e.g. 147.26+ML) and many of
the objects I was sending yesterday had mixed case in them. Some had hyphens.
I'll give him a call today and see if we can pin down what sort of characters
> On Sun, April 26, 2009 1:05 am, Tom Russo wrote:
> > On a SAR DF practice today, I was sending out DF bearing objects from Xastir,
> > and one of the field guys who was using an ancient Garmin III GPS with his
> > D700 was having fits.
> > Apparently, this GPS, or at least the one he has, is rejecting every single
> > waypoint the D700 sends him for *any* objects. It's not just the ones I was
> > sending --- he's getting the same problem for any object that comes in to his
> > D700, including the repeater objects being sent out by some of our local
> > digis.
> > The GPS reports "Invalid Waypoint" and makes him hit the enter button before
> > it'll do anything else. He's had this problem for as long as our local digis
> > have been sending out repeater objects, but it was really bothering him today
> > since I was sending out lots of objects all day.
> > This is very clearly an issue with that GPS, not with the objects sent out.
> > At
> > first we thought it might have been an invalid character in the waypoint name,
> > but when I sent out an object named "Actual" (at the actual location of
> > the transmitter after it was located), the GPS complained about that one,
> > too.
> > So does anyone out there know what the difference might be between the NMEA
> > waypoint sentence sent by the D700 for an object and that for a regular
> > station? And does anyone else use an old GPS III who has an experience that
> > differs from this one? Anyone know how to fix it (short of telling this
> > fellow "get a new GPS!" --- which will not go down well)?
Tom Russo KM5VY SAR502 DM64ux http://www.swcp.com/~russo/
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