[aprssig] USB and Rs-232 GPS's
Robbie - WA9INF
mwrobertson at comcast.net
Fri Jul 30 15:13:16 EDT 2004
I found an Etak USB for 20 bucks at a hamfest.. It shows up on my laptop
as port #3, I flipped the switch for NMEA and let UI-View32 run my D-700
in KISS mode.. Works like a charm, so I am tracking and I am able to see
all the APRS traffic and WX around me, providing I catch WX bulletins
from an I-Gate...
I seem to remember using WinAPRS with my D-700 in the car, and hitting
Cntrl E to make the GPS data come out the serial port into WinAPRS.. The
D-700 will spit the data out the RS-232 port while WinAPRS is running
the TNC. Not in APRS mode...
It can be done...
Chuck Gooden wrote:
> Could some one tell me if a hockey puck GPS that has a USB can
> be converted to use RS-232. I have heard USB is just a serial
> protocol that can supply power and ground but I did not think it had
> the same voltage levels as RS-232. Is this correct?
> I have seen some USB GPS's on ebay and am considering buying
> one to use with my D700 for aprs but it is USB instead of RS-232
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