[aprssig] Reccomend GPS for Kenwood TM-D710

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Mar 28 20:14:42 EDT 2008

Earl Needham wrote:
>         This looks interesting, but I don't know what protocol the 
> TM-D710 requires -- this device outputs NMEA 0183 at 4800 bps --
>         <http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=MS-GD-03&cat=GPS>
>         7 3
>         Earl

This is a brain-dead device that depends on a massive software stack 
running on a PC to do the actual GPS processing. The device itself is 
only the RF receiver part of a GPS powered by, and communicating 
through, a USB port.  The "4800 baud NMEA" is a simulated (virtual)  
serial port created by software  for use by other programs.     This 
device is absolutely useless without a Windows PC host.   It *WILL NOT* 
work with standalone devices like Kenwood radios, TinyTraks, etc. 

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