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[aprssig] Garmin Rino Basestation

Paul Vittorino wizeight+aprssig at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 19:04:38 UTC 2012


Tom,

This is better than Xastir polling the device. The device sends
updates to the PC as they are received.
http://info.aprs.net/index.php?title=Garmin_Basestation_Mode

Paul

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:
>> Tom,
>>
>> I think it might be Garmin "BaseCamp".
>>
>> http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/basecamp
>>
>> Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
>> RPC Electronics, LLC
>> www.rpc-electronics.com
>
> Ah, I have this software. I find it a bit cumbersome to use, so I
> haven't used it much. I don't have a Rino unit to test the realtime
> features, but BaseCamp can download waypoint and track data from most
> all Garmin GPS units. It's my understanding that the Rinos just store
> unit positions as waypoints, so I'm not surprised they have the
> ability to download these for display on a computer.
>
> Xastir does the same thing. If you attach a Garmin Rino to a computer
> with Xastir, it can periodically poll the Rino for unit position data,
> and display that along with the APRS data. Not having a Rino unit,
> that's about the extend of my knowledge.
>
> Tom KD7LXL
>
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