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[aprssig] APRS in Garmin

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Jun 30 21:39:06 UTC 2009

Why doesnt garmin just make an aprs terminal and be done with it

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Carey" <michaelcarey at internode.on.net>
To: <ab9fx at aprs.pl>; "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRS in Garmin

>I sent an email to Garmin about the APRS integration issue some months
> ago, I have a GPSMAP60CS which has the duplicate/multiple waypoint issue.
> The $GPRMW is a waypoint update sentence, you still need to create the
> waypoint first.
> This can be done when the APRS receiving system you are using first
> powers up and receives an APRS station frame (my HamHUD does this very
> well), but what happens when that "new" waypoint still exists in the GPS
> from a previous session? Will there be a duplicate waypoint created
> which will then be updated with the $GPRMW message?
> And then you will still need to delete old information somehow, is there
> a delete waypoint message? Can a waypoint be created with a time limit?
> This would be ideal as your GPS display would then only keep relevant
> and recent received APRS info in it's memory.
> Michael.
> Andy AB9FX wrote:
>> It seems that finally, APRS is discovered by Garmin
>> http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/trail-tech/
>> 73
>> Andy
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