15984Re: [tracker2] Nuvi 350 slow to send msg/command to Tracker2
- Oct 18, 2013Make sure you've got the latest firmware on the nuvi. If you still have
trouble, you could try the 'erase all user data' option - I've seen some
kind of corrupted message in the outbox keep the nuvi from being able to
send anything. Also make sure you've got the latest T2 firmware.
On 10/17/2013 8:08 PM, Teak wrote:
> I'm using a Nuvi 350 and Tracker 2, interfaced with the Garmin FMI cable
> and connected to a Yaesu 1900 with the Byonics M5S cable, which provides
> PTT, data to radio and 8v of power through the mic jack and audio from
> the radio speaker jack.
> When I try to send a message using -CALLSIGN or a command using
> --COMMAND, it takes a long time for the tracker to receive the data. The
> Nuvi continues to display Sending... in the Outbox.
> By a long time, I mean 5 minutes or 1/2 hour or more. There does not
> seem to be a set time, but it's generally not immediate.
> I've confirmed that the Serial Ports in the configuration are set to
> 9600 and Garmin (I know they don't both need to be, and that Garmin
> automatically sets the baud, but I set it just to be sure).
> Perhaps related: the ACT light blinks 3 times in about 2 seconds, then
> pauses, then blinks 3 times in 2 seconds, and repeats. When the light
> blinks, I hear a faint beep. The beep only occurs in the vehicle,
> whether the engnine is running or not, and not in the shack, where I
> tested on an FT-7900 and using the same Byonics cable.
> The system seems work otherwise by sending position packets in
> accordance to the Smartbeaconing settings and plotting on the GPS screen
> received packets. I can read the packet data in the "locations" menu. I
> have not yet attempted to receive message packets.
> Any thoughts?
> Teak Phillips
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