3553Re: [tracker2] Newbie Questions
- Apr 22, 2008This is the main deficiency with the other Nuvi models - they generate
duplicate waypoints. For the 350, I've never had to clear the memory.
There are only so many stations around here, so after a few days of use
the database size is fairly constant.
Curtis J. Bidulock wrote:
> Using the Nuvi 350 with the OT2, waypoints are updated and not
> duplicated so you still only have one waypoint of the APRS station. Very
> slick setup, and I am very happy that I went this direction.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of James Ewen
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> Subject: Re: [tracker2] Newbie Questions
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Brent Gay <brentgay@...> wrote:
> > In everyday, practical use how do you manage all the waypoints
> building up?
> > Do you go in there after a day/week/month and just delete them all?
> Or every 6 months to a year... if you live in an area where you never
> hear more than 50 or 60 stations total!
> > Also, with a mobile station, does it draw the icon everytime it hears a
> > packet so you could have one station with several icons on the
> screen? Does
> > that create separate waypoints that need top be deleted?
> Totally depends on the GPS unit's implementation of the $GPWPL string.
> Some overwrite, some change the waypoint name and create new
> waypoints. Sometimes this changes in the same unit with firmware
> updates. It's kind of like APRS... there's a defined sentence
> structure, but no defined client implementation, so it's up to the
> people writing the software as to how to display stuff.
> > Thanks again! It looks like the OT2 is the way I will go. I guess the
> > other thing I will need besides the tracker is the data cable for the
> > correct?
> That should get you going. The OpenTracker is the way to go.
> (The previous statement is an advertisement paid for by Argent Data
> Systems. Okay, I can dream, can't I?)
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