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  • Jerry
    Steve, I have used this VSP with windows 7. And the price is right (free). http://www.hw-group.com/products/hw_vsp/index_en.html
    Message 1 of 21 , Oct 4, 2011
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      Steve,

      I have used this VSP with windows 7.  And the price is right (free).

      http://www.hw-group.com/products/hw_vsp/index_en.html 

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Daniels" <steve@...> wrote:
      >
      > I will just note that UI-View has a GPS pass though, and sets up a com port
      > for it, well it would I guess if I was using window 95 or something.
      >
      >
      >
      > URGENT: how good is position ambiguity! Lynn's missile here >.< or here
      > ----->.
      >
      >
      >
      > Just setting up UI-View to have a test environment.
      >
      >
      >
      > Steve Daniels
      >
      > G6UIM
      >
      > Torbay Freecycle Moderator
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Steve Daniels
      > Sent: 03 October 2011 15:07
      > To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > All I really wanted to do was feed the GPS that's attached to G6UIM through
      > to my G6UIM-6 instance. I have looked and have yet to find a virtual com
      > port that works on windows 7 x64.
      >
      > Or allow it to access gpsd which would accomplish that a a lot more.
      >
      > But I do understand if that's not going to happen
      >
      >
      >
      > Steve Daniels
      >
      > G6UIM
      >
      > Torbay Freecycle Moderator
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com [mailto:aprsisce@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      > Of Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
      > Sent: 03 October 2011 14:52
      > To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Haven't tried it, and may not get to it, but any driver from 2005 that is
      > unsupported by the author is highly unlikely to work in Windows 7 64bit or
      > any other Operating System version that requires signed device drivers.
      >
      > Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
      > (Avoiding such dependencies but simply not going there and leaving something
      > for other developers to handle)
      >
      >
      > On 10/3/2011 9:14 AM, Rob Giuliano wrote:
      >
      >
      > The about says it is N8VB vCOM Virtual Serial Port Driver.
      >
      > It also seems to be around SDR websites
      >
      >
      >
      > Although I never found a direct answer, it appears to be free.
      >
      > There is reference to "unsupported by Author - N8VB Phip A. Covington".
      >
      > That was 2005!
      >
      >
      >
      > Robert Giuliano
      > KB8RCO
      >
      > ---------------------------------------------
      >
      > --- On Mon, 10/3/11, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <mailto:kj4erj@...
      > kj4erj@... wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) <mailto:kj4erj@... kj4erj@...
      > Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
      > To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, October 3, 2011, 7:47 AM
      >
      >
      >
      > 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)
      > <http://us.mc1601.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=kj4erj@...
      > kj4erj@... wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
      > <http://us.mc1601.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=kj4erj@...
      > kj4erj@...
      > Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Request GPS sharing
      > To: aprsisce@yahoogroups.com
      > <http://us.mc1601.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=aprsisce@yahoogroups.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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