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[aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter and APRS

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Tue Oct 27 16:25:25 UTC 2009


No internet access needed, but can be done via mobile phone etc if need
be.   You have much more flexibility over there in that department.
But, you're then tied to "infrastructure"...

You have free mapping data in the US, that we can only dream of.  Here
(UK) we have to pay through the nose for any decent digital mapping.
Look at the OziExplorer mapping package, I think several people in the
US have got that working with US sourced digital mapping.   I believe
(at least I think I heard it can be done) that there is a way to
integrate that into some APRS software, so your "resources" can show up
on the map, much like UiView.

Or, use UiView, and whatever digital mapping you can get to work with
it.  Again, that is much more successfull in the US from what I read on
this list, than what we end up with, though I think there is a way to
"Hack" things, so AutoRoute Europe/UK map data, can be used in some way
with UiView, but I've never understood exactly how.

Some of the recent "NetBook" mini laptop PC's are extremely capable and
ludicrously rugged, the size of the internal solid state disk's just
keeps on growing.  You can of course also use an external (mounted in a
shock/vibration isolating mount) conventional disk drive if needed too.
We use some in our 4x4 responce club for live mapping with Memory Map
software (expensive!)  No APRS use, not enough licenced members, thogh I
can do that with this laptop if needed.

If you go the Linux route, again, there is lots of help via this list,
with getting things like Xastir up and working, and that has all sorts
of neat features.  I think it's that that can(may?) be interfacable with
OziExplorer, not 100% sure though.

Someone on here will know..

Lastly, your snorkle inlet is facing the wrong way.  If you hit a big
puddle at speed with that, Bang!  Expensive engine repairs needed.
Nice looking truck though, even if it is not a Land Rover!  ;-)

Regards.

Dave G0WBX.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Olsen [mailto:ridgerunner at dslextreme.com] 
> Sent: 26 October 2009 15:04
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS 
> Chartplotter and APRS
> 
> Yeah,  but the software I would think would cost a lot not to 
> mention the laptop is a larger item and my jeep cockpit is 
> rather small. Wouldn't you need internet access also??
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Baxter" <dave at uk-ar.co.uk>
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:09 AM
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS 
> Chartplotter and APRS
> 
> 
> > I'd have thought a laptop on a RAM mount, would have been 
> less cost, 
> > more flexible, and with a solid state disk, rugged too.
> >
> > Dave G0WBX.
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Kent Olsen [mailto:ridgerunner at dslextreme.com]
> >> Sent: 25 October 2009 19:37
> >> To: jason at ke4nyv.com; TAPR APRS Mailing List
> >> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS 
> Chartplotter 
> >> and APRS
> >>
> >> Garmin is not an option! I am installing this in a Jeep 
> and need the 
> >> capability of the Lowrance.
> >>
> >> Are you telling me that APRS will not work with this GPS??
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Jason Rausch" <jason at ke4nyv.com>
> >> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> >> Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 8:44 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS 
> Chartplotter 
> >> and APRS
> >>
> >>
> >> Depending on the price, it might be worth looking at a 
> similar Garmin 
> >> model.
> >> If you go with a refurb unit, you might get somthing even 
> better for 
> >> the same price or at least close to it.
> >>
> >> Jason KE4NYV
> >> RPC Electronics, LLC
> >> www.rpc-electronics.com
> >>
> >>
> >> --- On Sun, 10/25/09, Kent Olsen 
> <ridgerunner at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > From: Kent Olsen <ridgerunner at dslextreme.com>
> >> > Subject: [aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS
> >> Chartplotter and
> >> > APRS
> >> > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> >> > Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009, 8:01 AM
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > This is the GPS
> >> > I plan on getting in the next month and was wondering if it
> >> >
> >> > will work with a
> >> > Kenwood TM-D710A?
> >> > http://www.lowrance.com/Products/Automotive/HDS-5-Baja/
> >> >
> >> > Under the specs it says it
> >> > has:
> >> > NMEA 0183
> >> > Input
> >> > NMEA 0183 Interface up to 38,400 baud NMEA 2000 Pending 
> >> > Certification NMEA Output 0183/2000 Connectors NMEA 
> 2000(r), NMEA 
> >> > 0183 and Ethernet
> >> >
> >> > One question I have is can I upload info from the radio to
> >> the GPS to
> >> > show someone's location as an Icon??
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Ken
> >> > KF6PLH
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
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