[aprssig] APRS client for Macbook Air?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Dec 10 07:35:58 EST 2012

That may be true (I can't confirm or deny, not owning a VX8), but NMEA 
isn't APRS.  You might get posits and most or all of the comment, but 
many times the symbol is changed.  And other APRS data simply doesn't 
have an NMEA equivalent.  And NMEA might display on a suitably featured 
GPS, but APRS clients will be expecting full APRS packets.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 12/10/2012 3:54 AM, Morten Johansen wrote:
> Lynn,
> If I'm not entirely mistaken, the VX-8G will output standard NMEA 
> waypoints on it's serial jack if you configure the radio to do so.
> Den 10. des. 2012 kl. 00.40 skrev Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr):
>> The Yaesu VX8 is their APRS-capable handheld, but it is an entirely 
>> closed device.  There's no input or output of APRS information to any 
>> external device or program.  What you see on the screen and can do 
>> with the knobs and keypad are all you get.
> -- 
> Morten Johansen
> morten at bzzt.no <mailto:morten at bzzt.no>
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