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  • dhiren_kf5fpp
    I am using a GPS serial emulator in windows called Franson GPS Gate. It is free. I think this will solve your problem. 73 de KF5FPP
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 24, 2013
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      I am using a GPS serial emulator in windows called Franson GPS Gate. It is free. I think this will solve your problem.

      73 de KF5FPP

      --- In aprsisce@yahoogroups.com, Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_@...> wrote:
      >
      > At 06:45 AM 11/22/2012, Colin XSD wrote:
      >
      > >I think NMEA in/out would be a useful option...
      >
      > I agree and I've mentioned it in this group before. That led to a
      > discussion of virtual serial ports, but Lynn had hotter irons in the
      > fire at the time.
      >
      > The problem I have is that while mobile, I run both APRSIS/32 to
      > interact with the APRS world through a Kenwood TM-D710 and I run a
      > mapping program (Delorme TopoUSA). I have a GPSr connected to the
      > D710 and the D710 is connected to a laptop computer. Lynn's fine
      > program can read the GPS sentences coming through the D710 so it
      > knows where it is. But, TopoUSA is in the dark. My current solution
      > is to split the data line coming from the GPSr--one side goes to the
      > D710 and the other side goes to a serial port and eventually to the computer.
      >
      > But, if APRSIS/32 could pass the GPS sentences out to a virtual
      > serial port in the Windows OS, I could eliminate having to
      > electrically split the GPS data.
      >
      > Bob...
      >
    • Guilford Jones
      Franson gpsGate works GREAT! ... -- - gil - Musings and Meanderings at captainjustice.net {that s NEW} (has a link where you can subscribe to scintillating
      Message 2 of 10 , Mar 24, 2013
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        Franson gpsGate works GREAT!

        On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM, dhiren_kf5fpp <triathlete956@...> wrote:
        I am using a GPS serial emulator in windows called Franson GPS Gate. It is free. I think this will solve your problem.
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        - gil -
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