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

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Jan 27 13:45:34 UTC 2012

I'm all for it!  I have 3 Rinos.  Bob, WB4APR

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From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Byon Garrabrant
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 12:16 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Track Garmin Rinos in field, display data on Windows
Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS

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.


On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Steve Noskowicz <noskosteve at yahoo.com>
>   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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