12885Re: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
- Oct 3, 2011On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_@...> wrote:
> That's my understanding, though I've never used the feature. I wishHere I was being a nice guy letting you show your smarts... of course,
> James or someone more familiar with it would chime in. Here's what
> the UI-View help file says:
had I read the next part of your email, I wouldn't have a copy of the
same information in my clipboard... duh!
Lynn, hopefully the information copied out of the UI-View help files
describes the concept enough.
UI-View just takes the GPS data received on one port, and feeds that
data out a second serial port. The outbound GPS port can be a real
physical port, or a virtual port. To use a virtual serial port, one
needs to run a serial port virtualization tool, such as the ones
One has to have the virtual com port active so that UI-View can find
the virtual port, and use it. To UI-View, a virtual com port looks
just like a real com port. The virtual port can simply reflect that
virtual port back into the machine as yet another virtual serial port
which you can then point a second application at to gather GPS data.
Some virtual serial port drivers can create multiple output streams
from one input feed as well.
All of that is outside of what APRSISCE/32 would need to do, which is
simply take the GPS input strings and feed them back out a second
serial port. It would be up to the user to provide the outgoing serial
port to APRSISCE/32.
Sorry for disappearing on you, but I was tearing the roof off the
neighbor's house on Saturday, and dismantling a tower on Sunday...
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