[aprssig] D700/D710 data port

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Apr 1 23:10:50 EDT 2008

Right, that's what I was talking about.  I was hoping to get more packet 
data so I could parse out additional details (the D700 doesn't provide 
comments, symbols, or altitudes) but it sounds like the D700 won't do that.


Bruce W. Martin wrote:
> 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.
> Bruce
> 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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