[aprssig] Track Garmin Rinos in field, display data on Windows Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 26 14:42:18 CST 2012

And YAAC. ;-)

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO
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From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:31:03 
To: <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Track Garmin Rinos in field, display data on Windows
 Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS

And if so, are there any pointers to how to get the data from the Rinos?  Even just the name of the source file that handles this.
 He already admitted that getting xastir going was more of a chore than he'd like to do, but if the I/F is simple enough, this might be a capability worth adding to APRSISCE/32...
 Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
 On 1/26/2012 2:20 PM, Bill Vodall wrote: Doesn't Xastir already do this?
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM, Anthony Mascola <amascola at stanford.edu <mailto:amascola at stanford.edu> > wrote:
Hi All, I posted this on the Garmin Rino Yahoo Group and Bob Bruninga suggested I also post it here.  Thanks for your help. 
Anthony Mascola 
From: garmin-rino at yahoogroups.com <mailto:garmin-rino at yahoogroups.com> [mailto:garmin-rino at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of a_mascola
 Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:13 AM
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 Subject: [garmin-rino] Track Rinos in field, display data on Windows Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS 
Hi All,
 I am a physician and volunteer for the scouts as well as for our neighborhood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). I hope to establish a base station on a Windows PC that can receive and display the location and message packets exchanged with Garmin Rino radios deployed in the field and update these on a moving map tactical display as new information is received from the Rinos. Ideally this software program could integrate packets also from Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) enabled amateur radio stations as well. I hope to use the application for coordination of scouting activities in the backcountry as well as CERT search and rescue operations where a cellular grid may not always be available. It would be great to include position data for each party member using whatever hardware is capable of sending this information including cellular data when available given the largest number of users with this hardware. Ideally a user could have an identifier and if the cell grid went down use GMRS or amateur radio as a backup. I would hope to be able to see the position of each member of the party on a more detailed map with better data entry options than the small display of the rino to allow for more efficient communication. I currently own two Rino 530HCx models and two 530's as well as a Kenwood TH-D72A and Kenwood TM-D710 which have terminal node controllers that allow for use with the Automatic Packet Radio System. I have found Bob Bruninga's APRS to be a brilliant example of ingenuity. I am hoping though to include exchange of data with a broader variety of hardware given that I am interfacing with many persons with a variety of technical backgrounds and equipment in these activities.
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