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[aprssig] Sierra wireless 881 pc card gps Winaprs 2.7.5 with XP

Floyd Rodgers kc5qbc at swbell.net
Thu Jul 16 21:42:38 UTC 2009

Rich Garcia wrote:
> WOW the first 23 are all used ? For real ? I know many of mine APPEAR used
> over the years from various software and such but actually there are usually
> a couple that still can be re-assigned. Does a wireless network card really
> take up a com port ? I know bluetooth can depending on it's intended use.
> I have not really followed the new PC's and software since Win2000 so don't
> know much else, but someone I am sure will be able to help once you let us
> know what flavor of APRS software you use.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Floyd Rodgers [mailto:kc5qbc at swbell.net]
> Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 1:11 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Sierra wireless 881 pc card gps
> Thanks for all the pointers. A little more info:
> Sadly running XP. Comm ports up to 23 are all ready mapped to other toys
> since this laptop has bluetooth and wireless networking cards.
> Does anyone know the range of comm ports APRS will accept?
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Eventually I'll get the full config out. Running XP with WinAPRS 2.7.5
I can change to some other flavor of APRS software if that will help. 
The OS has to stay XP for now.

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