12862Re: Request GPS sharing
- Oct 3, 2011I utilize Franson GPSGate V18.104.22.1682 http://gpsgate.com/products/gpsgate_client
This allows me to use Garmin, BT GPS, NMEA GPS input on a USB port, or a serial device to feed many virtual com ports.
I haven't had a chance to try it with the Delorme earthmate that I just picked up yet so I was reluctant to share it, but here it is anyway.
There are many options for input and output with this, and I'm only running the free version that still works after the 14 day trial period (as far as I've been able to get it to work anyway)
Here is the comparison for the Standard (pay) Vs Express (free) versions
Works for what I need, which is APRSIS32 and DeLorme Topo North America 9.0.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> Is it their own or a freely available driver that they simply bundled
> into their distribution? If the latter, you can always go get that one
> and install it yourself, or install HRD and use it for anything.
> Anyone that can handle the complex configurations that become possible
> with virtual port drivers can probably handle the acquisition and
> installation of that driver separately from APRSISCE/32 which I really
> want to keep focused.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 10/2/2011 11:11 PM, Rob Giuliano wrote:
> > Ham Radio Deluxe comes with a virtual com port driver.
> > As for additional NMEA ports, I think GPSd could supply GPS data to
> > multiple devices through TCP/IP. I see that is one of the port
> > options for NMEA. I'll have to connect a GPS to one of Linux machines
> > (maybe OpenWRT) and give that a try. Unfortunately, it'll have to
> > wait until morning.
> > Robert Giuliano
> > KB8RCO
> > ---------------------------------------------
> > --- On *Sun, 10/2/11, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) /<kj4erj@...>/* wrote:
> > From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <kj4erj@...>
> > Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
> > To: email@example.com
> > Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 9:30 PM
> > On 10/2/2011 9:22 PM, Bob Burns W9RXR wrote:
> > >
> > > Or NMEA over a virtual COM port. With that, I could run my mapping
> > > program concurrently with APRSIS/32 and the mapping program
> > could get
> > > lat/lon from the GPS via APRSIS/32.
> > >
> > > Bob...
> > >
> > > P.S. NMEA over a virtual COM port is another UI-View feature.
> > Please define a "virtual COM port". To me it means that UI-View
> > includes drivers that create additional COMn devices within
> > Windows that
> > when a program opens one of those "virtual COM ports", NMEA data is
> > magically there. I suspect that's not what you mean by the same term.
> > More likely, UI-View's feature is just what was originally request, a
> > new port type in APRSISCE/32 that can be configured as any one of my
> > three (currently) physical ports (TCP/IP, Bluetooth, and COMn)
> > such that
> > wherever APRSISCE/32 is getting it's GPS data from, NMEA data is sent
> > out to the new port type in a fashion similar to a downstream APRS-IS
> > server.
> > Now, if an enterprising person were to install a third-party "virtual
> > COM port" driver, and subsequently configure one of those truly
> > virtual
> > ports in APRSISCE/32 to be an NMEA feed port, you'd have some
> > inside-the-PC NMEA sharing capability between concurrently executing
> > applications.
> > I'm all interested to learn just what UI-View's "virtual COM port"
> > really does, but I suspect it simply opens a COMn port and pumps NMEA
> > data out via that port and any "virtualization" is up to other
> > software.
> > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
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