[aprssig] Lowrance HDS-5 Baja Off-Road GPS Chartplotter and APRS

Jeremy McDermond mcdermj at xenotropic.com
Sun Oct 25 15:58:15 EDT 2009

Kent --

On Oct 25, 2009, at 3:37 PM, Kent Olsen wrote:

> Garmin is not an option! I am installing this in a Jeep and need the  
> capability of the Lowrance.
> Are you telling me that APRS will not work with this GPS??

My understanding is that the NMEA 0183 port should allow you to use  
the GPS with a TM-D710A.  The positions from stations heard by the  
D710 will be sent back up to the GPS unit, but since the Lowrance  
doesn't support the proprietary Kenwood sentences, you won't get the  
APRS icons on your GPS, you'll just get a generic waypoint icon.  You  
also won't get all the additional data that the Kenwood sentence  
contains that enable the tactical mode on the AvMap G5, for example.

Jeremy McDermond (NH6Z)
Xenotropic Systems
mcdermj at xenotropic.com

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