16483Re: [tracker2] GPS units that do not have duplicate waypoint issue?
- Apr 8, 2014In my experience the 60CS worked fine when used with Garmin protocol,
but not NMEA.
On 4/8/2014 4:36 AM, Barry Lankford wrote:
> On 4/6/2014 5:15 PM, Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> > I thought when I used my (old) Garmin GPSMAP 60C with the tracker2,
> > they waypoints behaved correctly.
> > I'm hacking out some software of my own that generates waypoints, and
> > it seems a) multiple GPWPL sentences with the same name results is a
> > waypoint trail, and b) this old unit doesn't speak PGRMW. I guess the
> > good behavior I saw with the T2 was a result of Garmin binary mode?
> > Or maybe I just don't remember correctly? (nah, couldn't be that....)
> > Anyway, does anyone have suggestions for handheld (e.g.
> > trail/hiking/etc style) mapping units that handle multiple waypoints
> > correctly? Or units that have the problem so I know what to avoid?
> > Ideally I'd like to use it with a T3, D7, xastir, my own software,
> > etc.
> > thanks,
> > Jason
> > kg4wsv
> Hey Jason,
> Your GPSMAP60C probably *did* work correctly -- once upon a time. You
> probably fell victim to "unnecessary upgrade temptation." My GPSMAP76CS
> (same firmware) still does work correctly because I didn't apply the
> updated firmware that Garmin put out that 'broke' it (and I knew what you
> meant by 'behaving correctly' when I read the first sentence). It was
> several years ago, and may have even been the very last firmware update
> that Garmin did for the GPSMAP60/76C(S) series that broke it. Seems like,
> IIRC, the only thing that 'upgrade' did was fix some foreign language
> thing, like maybe the handling of text for double-byte languages (I always
> read the "what's new" part of the revision history, if one is provided).
> I figured I would probably never need to use double-byte languages, and I
> definitely preferred my waypoints to move rather than leave a trail, so I
> let that one pass me by (and I don't think there were any more). I don't
> recall what the 'last good update' was called (version number), and I don't
> know if I still have a copy of the file for that version, but if you can
> find it, you can almost certainly go back to the good one.
> My GPSMAP76CS doesn't have batteries in it right now, and I'm not exactly
> sure where the power/data cable is at the moment either, so I can't readily
> power it up and read the version in the splash screen. But, maybe later
> today I'll have a chance to try to do that.
> Also, I think that version came out when I was using different computers
> than I am now (and those old computers no longer work/exist), so I'm not
> even sure I still have a copy of the 'good' firmware, but I'll try to look
> around for that later, too.
> I think I remember that there was a 3rd party GPS site that had several
> versions of firmware for that series, but I can't think of the URL or even
> a good search term to Google for it. Maybe it'll come to me later.
> PS, I thought the 60C/76C series *did* speak PGRMW. Are you certain it
> doesn't? Also, Garmin released a specification for their proprietary
> command/response protocol several years ago that surely provides greater
> control than NMEA waypoint sentences do. You might even be able to specify
> the symbol and delete waypoints that way.
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