[aprssig] D700/D710 data port

Bruce W. Martin aprs at almostanywhere.com
Tue Apr 1 19:55:52 EDT 2008

Ok, I guess I misunderstood. I read that you wanted to create a  
protocol converter from Garmen to NMEA and then NMEA to Garmin so that  
the D700 could use a Nuvi or other Garmin GPS that did not support  
NMEA format.


On Apr 1, 2008, at 5:15 PM, Scott Miller wrote:

> Only in NMEA format.  I'm talking about models like the Nuvi and  
> StreetPilot series that don't have any NMEA output or input.
> Scott
> N1VG
> Bruce W. Martin wrote:
>> On Mar 31, 2008, at 1:39 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
>>> Since I've had several requests, I'm considering building a Garmin  
>>> protocol converter for the D700/D710 after all.  I don't have one  
>>> myself, though, and it's not clear from the manual what the data  
>>> port does when it's in APRS mode.
>>> I could have it act as just a dumb GPS data translator, using only  
>>> the GPS jack, but that wouldn't support waypoint symbols and  
>>> comment text.
>> I don't understand why this is. I have a Garmin GPSMAP 276 and my  
>> D700 receives data and sends waypoints to the Garmin.
>> You might look at the Specialized Communications manual for the D700:
>> <http://inform3.kenwoodusa.com/Manuals%5CTM-D700A%20Specialized.pdf>
>> Bruce

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