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

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 06:22:02 UTC 2012

Ah yes.  Google brings up your RadioActive work.  Nice.
  I wish I had all the time in the world, but being retired now I have no no more time off. (;-)
 73, Steve, K9DCI  

--- On Thu, 1/26/12, Byon Garrabrant <byon at byonics.com> wrote:

> From: Byon Garrabrant <byon at byonics.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Track Garmin Rinos in field, display data on Windows Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11:15 PM
> I've actually done a fair bit of
> research on the Rino over the air
> protocol in the past, and have it mostly parsed, so was
> planning to
> eventually release a special firmware for the TinyTrak4
> which would
> listen to Rino audio from any radio/scanner, and output APRS
> format
> serial strings to be plotted via any APRS application.  I
> wasn't sure
> if there was an interest in this, but perhaps there is, and
> I should
> bump that project's priority.
> Byon
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >   Hmmm.  Thoughts.
> > Seems like a digi that can do Rhino -->  APRS
> objects would put them on the local APRS net and provide all
> the features of APRS for both the Rhinos and APRS - and, I
> think be ok for special ops rather than full time.  This
> would be third party traffic, no?; and the Digi op would be
> in 'control'.  If done on the regional APRS freq, then it
> is also on the net.  I'd have to think about going APRS
> --> Rhino; that's an even more sticky legal wicket.  I
> do not know the capabilities of gpsman or xastir.
> >   If xastir also does digi can understand Rhino, it
> would "easily" be able to output them in APRS, no...?
> >
> > Although an APRS client with Rhino input would what is
> being asked for, but getting the rhino over in the APRS
> domain gets all the APRS features.
> >
> > --
> > 73, Steve, K9DCI
> >
> >
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