RE: [aprsisce] Feature request: GPS data pass-through to virtual COM port
- Yep, but once is it out, the solution I use works well.I actually have done a few different things. For starters, I have split Garmin Protocol data between two devices. I have also done the hardware splitting of NEMA data. And, lastly used a virtual splitter. I have many skinless cats now.Sometime ago I sent a mixed data set to one software package I use and it didn't get upset. It was looking for properly formatted NEMA sentences and everything was garbage which it nicely ignored. But in every case, mileage may vary. :)The feature would still be nice to add.Best regards,Fred, N7FMH
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bob Burns W9RXR
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 17:37
Subject: RE: [aprsisce] Feature request: GPS data pass-through to virtual COM port
Quoting Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>:
>There are a few virtual COM port tool available.
Fred, in the scenario I described, the data coming down the pipe from
the D710 is the NMEA strings from the GPS receiver plus all of the
APRS position reports that the D710 is receiving. As James pointed
out, some, heck, probably most, programs won't like that. They will be
looking for NMEA strings only and may get hung up by APRS reports.
That's why there needs to be a piece of software that strips out the
APRS reports and just passes NMEA strings.