[aprssig] Re: D700A gps interface problem

KC2MMi kc2mmi at verizon.net
Tue Jul 20 14:06:18 EDT 2004

By comparison here's a log snippet from my DeLuo:


and then those repeat. If I only could remember.<G> I think I turned off
several strings that APRS doesn't use, like the $GPGLL (which means $string,
GPglobalpositioning, LLlat/lon) and I'd expect Scott is right about the "V"
flag in yours. That's why GPSManager was recommended to me, btw, because it
allows you to program the hockey-pucks that have no interface software with

Does your GPS have a clear sky view? Even with a 30-degree wide view up at
the sky, that's not enough for a GPS lock most of the time. A good 90-degree
view of the sky, all around, is about the minimum to expect a good lock
with. And on first powr-up, or if the unit's internal memory has gone flat,
the new ones can take 5+ minutes to get the first lock. Older models (like a
1987 Magellan) could take 45 minutes to get first lock!

If you have any GPS-interactive software running, most of it will have some
screen that shows GPS performance, i.e. "poor-fair-good" or "no satellites"
etc., in human-friendly form.


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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: D700A gps interface problem

Here are the output strings from 4 gps after acquiring the sats. I think I
got a full cycle. All 4 work with the 2 old D700A, and all except the deluo
works with the new D700A I bought last month. I do not know what this stuff
means. A few things I notice about the deluo that are different from all of
the others:
1. Only the deluo has a "V" in the $GPRMC string.
2. All except the deluo has a $GPGLL string.
I have checked the cable and am getting a good signal at the stereo plug.
The same cable works fine with the other 2 D700A.
Thanks for all the input so far.


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