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3553Re: [tracker2] Newbie Questions

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  • Scott Miller
    Apr 22, 2008
      This 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: tracker2@yahoogroups.com on behalf of James Ewen
      > Sent: Tue 22/04/2008 6:53 PM
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > 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
      > only
      > > other thing I will need besides the tracker is the data cable for the
      > Nuvi,
      > > 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?)
      > James
      > VE6SRV
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