Re: ftm-350 without GPS

Colin Catlin

Hi Lynn,

I think NMEA in/out would be a useful option, I could then use an HP iPaq as a straight swap for my Garmin 60CSx rather than having to swap cables over from the GPS to the PC port on the TH-D7 (something I have been known to either forget to do or get wrong when out in the Fells). I might also be able to persuade Liz to use her newly acquired TH-D7 with APRSISCE if it is just a matter of pluging the iPaq into the GPS Port the same as she would do with a GPS.


On 22/11/2012 01:26, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:


Does it support GPS In and APRS out as independent settings?  My suspicion is that it's an either/or mode, not a both/and.

Eventually I may put in some sort of GPS passthrough, but there's virtual serial drivers out there that will do that also with no modifications of my code, although there may be port sharing issues with that approach.  The only platform I see this being useful on is Windows Mobile where I can take the internal GPSapi feed and generate NMEA output.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile And Win32

On 11/21/2012 6:09 PM, Brian Evans wrote:
The radio does support GPS in via the serial link with newer firmware.  But you did answer my question.  Is there any plans on supporting GPS out to radios?


--- On Wed, 11/21/12, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:

From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] ftm-350 without GPS
To: aprsisce@...
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 2:59 PM


If you're asking for the GPS information to flow along the existing
serial cable to the FTM-350, I don't believe the radio supports that.
The FTM-350 is, IMHO, a very closed platform. We're lucky to be able to
get the decoded APRS packets out of it!

Besides, currently APRSISCE/32 doesn't provide any GPS data output.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ -Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 11/21/2012 5:36 PM, speedyguru2000 wrote:
> I have a laptop connected to a FTM-350 and APRSIS32 setup to plot the packets from the radio. My laptop gets GPS info from a bluetooth GPS. Is there a way for APRSIS32 to output the GPS information back to the FTM-350? I know the radio supports serial GPS info.
> Thanks,
> Brian

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