[aprssig] d700 minidin question

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Mon Oct 6 09:07:30 EDT 2008

The 350 is the first (lowest) nuvi that has FMI interface.  FMI makes the
unit boot into rs232 mode on the usb cable and it'll be in garmin binary
mode.  Scott Miller's T2 tracker will talk to the garmin in this mode as
will a yet to be released protocol converter.  The procol converter will
accept kenwood format data from the d710, and will input/output NMEA.
Be aware that other models of the nuvi leave an annoying breadcrumb trail of
stations when plotting rx'ed stations.  The 350 correctly moves the icon
instead of creating one icon for each station's position as they move.  The
models that do the "breadcrumb" method will fill up their waypoint memory at
an incredible rate.

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On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Jack Swift - Swift Hardware
<jswift at up.net>wrote:

> are you sure that the nuvi series outputs NMEA data?
> i have a friend interested in a nuvi and can't see NMEA availability
> advertised as a "feature"...
> On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com> wrote:
> >  My situation is that I'd like to hook an external TNC to the d700 for
> tracking.
> > The reason for this is that walmart has the garmin nuvi350 on sale for
> $175 and I want to use it with Scott's T2 tracker.
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