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

Jerry Wyatt n7qvu at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 14:00:59 UTC 2012


Byon
 
Count me in also.
 
I have a Garmin Astro(dog tracker) and I think it uses the same protocol as the Rhino. It looks almost identical.
 
Jerry - N7QVU
TT4 & Astro owner


>________________________________
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
>To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org> 
>Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 6:45 AM
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Track Garmin Rinos in field, display data on Windows Laptop, hopefully merge with APRS
>  
>I'm all for it!  I have 3 Rinos.  Bob, WB4APR
>
>-----Original Message-----
>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.
>
>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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