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  • Fred Hillhouse
    Hi Scott, I see a new revision for the OT3 as well. With a quick peak at the configurations, I see GPSDATA OFF. If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS
    Message 1 of 25 , Jul 1, 2013
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      Hi Scott,

      I see a new revision for the OT3 as well. With a quick peak at the
      configurations, I see GPSDATA OFF.

      If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS sentences through the USBKISS port?
      What sentences are sent?

      Thanks!

      Best regards,
      Fred N7FMH



      _____

      From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Scott Miller
      Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 15:34
      To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com; opentracker@yahoogroups.com; TAPR APRS Mailing
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      Subject: [tracker2] T3-Micro released




      Hi all,

      The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
      (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
      on-board GPS receiver.

      The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
      plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
      operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.

      Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
      non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
      APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
      receiver and TNC simultaneously.

      For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
      adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
      There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
      be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
      test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
      some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.

      You can buy it in our store for $65:

      https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170

      More information is available on the wiki:

      http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro

      We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
      we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.

      73,

      Scott
      N1VG
    • Tony VE6MVP
      Sweet! Tony
      Message 2 of 25 , Jul 1, 2013
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        Sweet! 

        Tony

        At 03:41 PM 2013-07-01, Scott Miller wrote:
        >Already being tested.  I grafted a Bluetooth module onto a
        T3-Mini and
        >it's working fine.  Kind of a pain to pair with my phone, but
        APRSDroid
        >worked fine and I can access it using my desktop adapter.
        >
        >Scott
        >
        >On 7/1/2013 1:58 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
        >> Scott
        >>
        >> Nice stuff on the T3 Micro.   I'd like to see devices
        with Bluetooth
        >> capability as well so I can use my Android devices to
        receive/send data.
        >>
        >> Tony
        >>
        >>
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      • Tony VE6MVP
        Scott Just for my curiosity and you don t need to answer the question. What s the approximate price of the Bluetooth modules in reasonable quantities of, say,
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          Scott

          Just for my curiosity and you don't need to answer the question.  What's the approximate price of the Bluetooth modules in reasonable quantities of, say, 100?  I ask because you can buy a USB Bluetooth module on eBay for about $1 or $2 and yet Yaesu wants about $100 for the add-on for the FTM-350.

          Tony


          At 03:41 PM 2013-07-01, Scott Miller wrote:
          >Already being tested.  I grafted a Bluetooth module onto a
          T3-Mini and
          >it's working fine.  Kind of a pain to pair with my phone, but
          APRSDroid
          >worked fine and I can access it using my desktop adapter.
          >
          >Scott
          >
          >On 7/1/2013 1:58 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
          >> Scott
          >>
          >> Nice stuff on the T3 Micro.   I'd like to see devices
          with Bluetooth
          >> capability as well so I can use my Android devices to
          receive/send data.
          >>
          >> Tony
          >>
          >>
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        • Tony VE6MVP
          Scott Just for my curiosity and you don t need to answer the question. What s the approximate price of the Bluetooth modules in reasonable quantities of, say,
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            Scott

            Just for my curiosity and you don't need to answer the question.  What's the approximate price of the Bluetooth modules in reasonable quantities of, say, 100?  I ask because you can buy a USB Bluetooth module on eBay for about $1 or $2 and yet Yaesu wants about $100 for the add-on for the FTM-350.

            Tony


            At 03:41 PM 2013-07-01, Scott Miller wrote:
            >Already being tested.  I grafted a Bluetooth module onto a
            T3-Mini and
            >it's working fine.  Kind of a pain to pair with my phone, but
            APRSDroid
            >worked fine and I can access it using my desktop adapter.
            >
            >Scott
            >
            >On 7/1/2013 1:58 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
            >> Scott
            >>
            >> Nice stuff on the T3 Micro.   I'd like to see devices
            with Bluetooth
            >> capability as well so I can use my Android devices to
            receive/send data.
            >>
            >> Tony
            >>
            >>
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          • Scott Miller
            Under $10, but if it requires FCC certification in the end product that s going to affect the final price. Scott
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              Under $10, but if it requires FCC certification in the end product that's going to affect the final price.

              Scott

              On 7/1/2013 11:13 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
               

              Scott

              Just for my curiosity and you don't need to answer the question.  What's the approximate price of the Bluetooth modules in reasonable quantities of, say, 100?  I ask because you can buy a USB Bluetooth module on eBay for about $1 or $2 and yet Yaesu wants about $100 for the add-on for the FTM-350.

              Tony


              At 03:41 PM 2013-07-01, Scott Miller wrote:
              >Already being tested.  I grafted a Bluetooth module onto a T3-Mini and
              >it's working fine.  Kind of a pain to pair with my phone, but APRSDroid
              >worked fine and I can access it using my desktop adapter.
              >
              >Scott
              >
              >On 7/1/2013 1:58 PM, Tony VE6MVP wrote:
              >> Scott
              >>
              >> Nice stuff on the T3 Micro.   I'd like to see devices with Bluetooth
              >> capability as well so I can use my Android devices to receive/send data.
              >>
              >> Tony
              >>
              >>
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            • Broncus
              Hi Scott, After a quick read, which could easily be my problem, I figured I would try passing NMEA through KISS on my OT3. Before getting too far along, should
              Message 6 of 25 , Jul 2, 2013
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                Hi Scott,


                After a quick read, which could easily be my problem, I figured I would try passing NMEA through KISS on my OT3.

                Before getting too far along, should this work in the OT3? If I have jumped the gun, tell me now.

                If you are still reading, I guess I didn't, so ...

                With a terminal application, there is no NMEA sentences in the KISS data stream. I see the wacky data from received beacons so the data path is good to the application.

                Using the latest OTWINCFG (updated 7/2/13) and the latest beta build 56474 in the OT3, I added check to :
                USBKISS (I am using the USB port)
                NMEA P/T
                HT PTT (checked and unchecked)
                GPS Quality (checked and unchecked)

                The GPS is connected to Port A but I have also tried Port B. The baud rate is 4800. The green LED flashes once a second. And, my position has been updated on the APRS-IS servers. I am suspicious of the 4800 baud since the T3-Micro requires 9600 but the GPS is out of my control.

                After Ctrl-C * 3, typing NMEAPASS results were confirmed to be ON.

                Any hints?

                Thanks!

                Best regards,
                Fred N7FMH



                --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hi all,
                >
                > The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
                > (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
                > on-board GPS receiver.
                >
                > The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
                > plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
                > operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
                >
                > Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
                > non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
                > APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
                > receiver and TNC simultaneously.
                >
                > For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
                > adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
                > There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
                > be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
                > test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
                > some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
                >
                > You can buy it in our store for $65:
                >
                > https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
                >
                > More information is available on the wiki:
                >
                > http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro
                >
                > We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
                > we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
                >
                > 73,
                >
                > Scott
                > N1VG
                >
              • Scott Miller
                ... GPSDATA is for reporting HDOP and number of satellites in the status text. Did you check out the wiki page for the micro? The command you re looking for
                Message 7 of 25 , Jul 2, 2013
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                  > If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS sentences through the USBKISS port?
                  > What sentences are sent?

                  GPSDATA is for reporting HDOP and number of satellites in the status
                  text. Did you check out the wiki page for the micro? The command
                  you're looking for is NMEAPASS ON. It'll pass GPRMC and GPGGA.

                  Scott
                • Broncus
                  I re-read it again and that smacked me right between the eyes. Somewhere in the queue, I have a follow-up. Thanks! Best regards, Fred N7FMH
                  Message 8 of 25 , Jul 2, 2013
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                    I re-read it again and that smacked me right between the eyes. Somewhere in the queue, I have a follow-up.

                    Thanks!

                    Best regards,
                    Fred N7FMH

                    --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > > If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS sentences through the USBKISS port?
                    > > What sentences are sent?
                    >
                    > GPSDATA is for reporting HDOP and number of satellites in the status
                    > text. Did you check out the wiki page for the micro? The command
                    > you're looking for is NMEAPASS ON. It'll pass GPRMC and GPGGA.
                    >
                    > Scott
                    >
                  • Broncus
                    Hi Scott, Verifying with a terminal application, there are no NMEA sentences in the KISS data stream. I see other data from received beacons so the data path
                    Message 9 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                      Hi Scott,


                      Verifying with a terminal application, there are no NMEA sentences in the KISS data stream.
                      I see other data from received beacons so the data path is good to the application.

                      Using the latest OTWINCFG (7/1/13) and the latest beta build 56474 in the OT3, I added check marks to:
                      USBKISS (I am using the USB port)
                      NMEA P/T

                      I tried with:
                      HT PTT (checked or unchecked)

                      The GPS is connected to Port A but I have also tried Port B. The baud rate is 4800. The green LED flashes once a second. And, my position has been updated on the APRS-IS (GPS FIX is required to transmit). I am suspicious of the 4800 baud since the T3-Micro requires 9600.


                      Any additional hints?

                      Thanks!

                      Best regards,
                      Fred N7FMH


                      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Broncus" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > I re-read it again and that smacked me right between the eyes. Somewhere in the queue, I have a follow-up.
                      >
                      > Thanks!
                      >
                      > Best regards,
                      > Fred N7FMH
                      >
                      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > > If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS sentences through the USBKISS port?
                      > > > What sentences are sent?
                      > >
                      > > GPSDATA is for reporting HDOP and number of satellites in the status
                      > > text. Did you check out the wiki page for the micro? The command
                      > > you're looking for is NMEAPASS ON. It'll pass GPRMC and GPGGA.
                      > >
                      > > Scott
                      > >
                      >
                    • Scott Miller
                      First, you ll need to be running the latest beta firmware, but it sounds like you ve got that if it s saying NMEAPASS ON. Second, I ve only tested this over
                      Message 10 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                        First, you'll need to be running the latest beta firmware, but it sounds
                        like you've got that if it's saying NMEAPASS ON. Second, I've only
                        tested this over USB so far. It *should* work with port A, but I
                        haven't tried it and you'll definitely want to keep the baud rate above
                        4800 baud.

                        Scott

                        On 7/2/2013 10:21 AM, Broncus wrote:
                        > Hi Scott,
                        >
                        > After a quick read, which could easily be my problem, I figured I would
                        > try passing NMEA through KISS on my OT3.
                        >
                        > Before getting too far along, should this work in the OT3? If I have
                        > jumped the gun, tell me now.
                        >
                        > If you are still reading, I guess I didn't, so ...
                        >
                        > With a terminal application, there is no NMEA sentences in the KISS data
                        > stream. I see the wacky data from received beacons so the data path is
                        > good to the application.
                        >
                        > Using the latest OTWINCFG (updated 7/2/13) and the latest beta build
                        > 56474 in the OT3, I added check to :
                        > USBKISS (I am using the USB port)
                        > NMEA P/T
                        > HT PTT (checked and unchecked)
                        > GPS Quality (checked and unchecked)
                        >
                        > The GPS is connected to Port A but I have also tried Port B. The baud
                        > rate is 4800. The green LED flashes once a second. And, my position has
                        > been updated on the APRS-IS servers. I am suspicious of the 4800 baud
                        > since the T3-Micro requires 9600 but the GPS is out of my control.
                        >
                        > After Ctrl-C * 3, typing NMEAPASS results were confirmed to be ON.
                        >
                        > Any hints?
                        >
                        > Thanks!
                        >
                        > Best regards,
                        > Fred N7FMH
                        >
                        > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                        > Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Hi all,
                        > >
                        > > The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
                        > > (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
                        > > on-board GPS receiver.
                        > >
                        > > The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
                        > > plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
                        > > operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
                        > >
                        > > Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
                        > > non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
                        > > APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
                        > > receiver and TNC simultaneously.
                        > >
                        > > For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
                        > > adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
                        > > There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
                        > > be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
                        > > test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
                        > > some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
                        > >
                        > > You can buy it in our store for $65:
                        > >
                        > > https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
                        > >
                        > > More information is available on the wiki:
                        > >
                        > > http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro
                        > >
                        > > We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
                        > > we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
                        > >
                        > > 73,
                        > >
                        > > Scott
                        > > N1VG
                        > >
                        >
                        >
                      • Scott Miller
                        Dang it, when I switched from the development build to the main build I forgot to switch to the new NMEA parser. I ve fixed it and version 56476 is available
                        Message 11 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                          Dang it, when I switched from the development build to the main build I
                          forgot to switch to the new NMEA parser. I've fixed it and version
                          56476 is available for download now.

                          Scott

                          On 7/3/2013 3:34 AM, Broncus wrote:
                          > Hi Scott,
                          >
                          > Verifying with a terminal application, there are no NMEA sentences in
                          > the KISS data stream.
                          > I see other data from received beacons so the data path is good to the
                          > application.
                          >
                          > Using the latest OTWINCFG (7/1/13) and the latest beta build 56474 in
                          > the OT3, I added check marks to:
                          > USBKISS (I am using the USB port)
                          > NMEA P/T
                          >
                          > I tried with:
                          > HT PTT (checked or unchecked)
                          >
                          > The GPS is connected to Port A but I have also tried Port B. The baud
                          > rate is 4800. The green LED flashes once a second. And, my position has
                          > been updated on the APRS-IS (GPS FIX is required to transmit). I am
                          > suspicious of the 4800 baud since the T3-Micro requires 9600.
                          >
                          > Any additional hints?
                          >
                          > Thanks!
                          >
                          > Best regards,
                          > Fred N7FMH
                          >
                          > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                          > "Broncus" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > I re-read it again and that smacked me right between the eyes.
                          > Somewhere in the queue, I have a follow-up.
                          > >
                          > > Thanks!
                          > >
                          > > Best regards,
                          > > Fred N7FMH
                          > >
                          > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                          > Scott Miller <scott@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > > If I set GPSDATA ON, will this pass GPS sentences through the
                          > USBKISS port?
                          > > > > What sentences are sent?
                          > > >
                          > > > GPSDATA is for reporting HDOP and number of satellites in the status
                          > > > text. Did you check out the wiki page for the micro? The command
                          > > > you're looking for is NMEAPASS ON. It'll pass GPRMC and GPGGA.
                          > > >
                          > > > Scott
                          > > >
                          > >
                          >
                          >
                        • Fred Hillhouse
                          Hi Scott, If I had a 9600 baud GPS I would try it. What happens if the GPS is 4800? That seems to be all that is left since I am using USB, Port A and NMEAPASS
                          Message 12 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                            Hi Scott,

                            If I had a 9600 baud GPS I would try it.

                            What happens if the GPS is 4800?

                            That seems to be all that is left since I am using USB, Port A and NMEAPASS
                            is ON.

                            Thanks!

                            Best regards,
                            Fred N7FMH




                            > -----Original Message-----
                            > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                            > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Miller
                            > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:48
                            > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                            > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: T3-Micro released
                            >
                            > First, you'll need to be running the latest beta firmware,
                            > but it sounds like you've got that if it's saying NMEAPASS
                            > ON. Second, I've only tested this over USB so far. It
                            > *should* work with port A, but I haven't tried it and you'll
                            > definitely want to keep the baud rate above 4800 baud.
                            >
                            > Scott
                            >
                          • Scott Miller
                            The GPS can be any speed, but your console port should be faster than the GPS port to keep things from getting backed up. Scott
                            Message 13 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                              The GPS can be any speed, but your console port should be faster than
                              the GPS port to keep things from getting backed up.

                              Scott

                              On 7/3/2013 10:59 AM, Fred Hillhouse wrote:
                              > Hi Scott,
                              >
                              > If I had a 9600 baud GPS I would try it.
                              >
                              > What happens if the GPS is 4800?
                              >
                              > That seems to be all that is left since I am using USB, Port A and NMEAPASS
                              > is ON.
                              >
                              > Thanks!
                              >
                              > Best regards,
                              > Fred N7FMH
                              >
                              > > -----Original Message-----
                              > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                              > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>]
                              > On Behalf Of Scott Miller
                              > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:48
                              > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                              > > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: T3-Micro released
                              > >
                              > > First, you'll need to be running the latest beta firmware,
                              > > but it sounds like you've got that if it's saying NMEAPASS
                              > > ON. Second, I've only tested this over USB so far. It
                              > > *should* work with port A, but I haven't tried it and you'll
                              > > definitely want to keep the baud rate above 4800 baud.
                              > >
                              > > Scott
                              > >
                              >
                              >
                            • Fred Hillhouse
                              Great! I ll try it on the way home tonight. Thanks for the great response! Best regards, Fred N7FMH
                              Message 14 of 25 , Jul 3, 2013
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                                Great! I'll try it on the way home tonight.

                                Thanks for the great response!

                                Best regards,
                                Fred N7FMH


                                > -----Original Message-----
                                > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Scott Miller
                                > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 13:57
                                > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: T3-Micro released
                                >
                                > Dang it, when I switched from the development build to the
                                > main build I forgot to switch to the new NMEA parser. I've
                                > fixed it and version
                                > 56476 is available for download now.
                                >
                                > Scott
                                >
                                > On 7/3/2013 3:34 AM, Broncus wrote:
                                > > Hi Scott,
                                > >
                                > > Verifying with a terminal application, there are no NMEA
                                > sentences in
                                > > the KISS data stream.
                              • Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)
                                above 4800 baud I assume means for the computer port. The GPS should be fine at 4800, right? It d probably be good practice to be at least 4 times the GPS
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                                  "above 4800 baud" I assume means for the computer port. The GPS should
                                  be fine at 4800, right?

                                  It'd probably be good practice to be at least 4 times the GPS speed on
                                  the PC port, whichever you're using as which.

                                  Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
                                  (and still not sure which Trace Log is going to show this information,
                                  so keep using the terminal emulator until you see NMEA sentences
                                  interleaved with packet payloads. Of course the AX.25 headers on the
                                  packets will be gibberish, for those that aren't familiar with KISS).

                                  On 7/3/2013 12:48 PM, Scott Miller wrote:
                                  > First, you'll need to be running the latest beta firmware, but it sounds
                                  > like you've got that if it's saying NMEAPASS ON. Second, I've only
                                  > tested this over USB so far. It *should* work with port A, but I
                                  > haven't tried it and you'll definitely want to keep the baud rate above
                                  > 4800 baud.
                                  >
                                  > Scott
                                  >
                                  > On 7/2/2013 10:21 AM, Broncus wrote:
                                  >> Hi Scott,
                                  >>
                                  >> After a quick read, which could easily be my problem, I figured I would
                                  >> try passing NMEA through KISS on my OT3.
                                  >>
                                  >> Before getting too far along, should this work in the OT3? If I have
                                  >> jumped the gun, tell me now.
                                  >>
                                  >> If you are still reading, I guess I didn't, so ...
                                  >>
                                  >> With a terminal application, there is no NMEA sentences in the KISS data
                                  >> stream. I see the wacky data from received beacons so the data path is
                                  >> good to the application.
                                  >>
                                  >> Using the latest OTWINCFG (updated 7/2/13) and the latest beta build
                                  >> 56474 in the OT3, I added check to :
                                  >> USBKISS (I am using the USB port)
                                  >> NMEA P/T
                                  >> HT PTT (checked and unchecked)
                                  >> GPS Quality (checked and unchecked)
                                  >>
                                  >> The GPS is connected to Port A but I have also tried Port B. The baud
                                  >> rate is 4800. The green LED flashes once a second. And, my position has
                                  >> been updated on the APRS-IS servers. I am suspicious of the 4800 baud
                                  >> since the T3-Micro requires 9600 but the GPS is out of my control.
                                  >>
                                  >> After Ctrl-C * 3, typing NMEAPASS results were confirmed to be ON.
                                  >>
                                  >> Any hints?
                                  >>
                                  >> Thanks!
                                  >>
                                  >> Best regards,
                                  >> Fred N7FMH
                                  >>
                                  >> --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                  >> Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                                  >> >
                                  >> > Hi all,
                                  >> >
                                  >> > The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
                                  >> > (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
                                  >> > on-board GPS receiver.
                                  >> >
                                  >> > The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
                                  >> > plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
                                  >> > operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
                                  >> >
                                  >> > Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
                                  >> > non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
                                  >> > APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
                                  >> > receiver and TNC simultaneously.
                                  >> >
                                  >> > For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
                                  >> > adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
                                  >> > There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
                                  >> > be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
                                  >> > test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
                                  >> > some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
                                  >> >
                                  >> > You can buy it in our store for $65:
                                  >> >
                                  >> > https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
                                  >> >
                                  >> > More information is available on the wiki:
                                  >> >
                                  >> > http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro
                                  >> >
                                  >> > We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
                                  >> > we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
                                  >> >
                                  >> > 73,
                                  >> >
                                  >> > Scott
                                  >> > N1VG
                                  >> >
                                  >>
                                  >>
                                  >
                                  > ------------------------------------
                                  >
                                  > Yahoo! Groups Links
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                  >
                                • Scott Miller
                                  ... Yes. ... You can just leave it set at 115200. But it s only passing GPRMC and GPGGA, so it s not going to totally overwhelm the channel. Scott
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                                    On 7/3/2013 1:03 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
                                    > "above 4800 baud" I assume means for the computer port. The GPS should
                                    > be fine at 4800, right?

                                    Yes.

                                    > It'd probably be good practice to be at least 4 times the GPS speed on
                                    > the PC port, whichever you're using as which.

                                    You can just leave it set at 115200. But it's only passing GPRMC and
                                    GPGGA, so it's not going to totally overwhelm the channel.

                                    Scott
                                  • Fred Hillhouse
                                    Good news! The OT3m NMEA pass-through is working. Scott released new firmware today (7/3/2013). Thanks Scott! I am using the USB port which is fixed at 9600.
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                                      Good news! The OT3m NMEA pass-through is working. Scott released new
                                      firmware today (7/3/2013). Thanks Scott!


                                      I am using the USB port which is fixed at 9600. (At least I don't see a way
                                      to change it.)

                                      GPS on Port A works at 4800. I will try Port B later since I have a Port A/B
                                      splitter and would rather connect the GPS to B.

                                      My APRSIS32 OT3m port shows the NMEA data. I did not look at the NMEA log
                                      yet. It was a quick test.

                                      Only RMC and GGA are passed through. The satellite indicators at the bottom
                                      of APRSISCE/32 won't have data since I think that relies on the GSV sentence
                                      which has that data. I am going to miss that.

                                      This now allows me to remove my FTDI 4-port serial adapter and only have one
                                      cable to the OT3m and one on to the GPS. I am liking it!

                                      Thanks Scott and Lynn for adding this feature to the OT3m and APRSISCE/32!


                                      Best regards,
                                      Fred N7FMH
                                    • smolesbrede
                                      Hi Scott, An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it? I was thinking of a board without the
                                      Message 18 of 25 , Jul 4, 2013
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                                        Hi Scott,

                                        An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?

                                        I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.

                                        73 de Martin M0MJU




                                        --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > Hi all,
                                        >
                                        > The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
                                        > (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
                                        > on-board GPS receiver.
                                        >
                                        > The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
                                        > plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
                                        > operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
                                        >
                                        > Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
                                        > non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
                                        > APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
                                        > receiver and TNC simultaneously.
                                        >
                                        > For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
                                        > adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
                                        > There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
                                        > be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
                                        > test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
                                        > some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
                                        >
                                        > You can buy it in our store for $65:
                                        >
                                        > https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
                                        >
                                        > More information is available on the wiki:
                                        >
                                        > http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro
                                        >
                                        > We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
                                        > we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
                                        >
                                        > 73,
                                        >
                                        > Scott
                                        > N1VG
                                        >
                                      • Scott Miller
                                        I don t think you d get more than a few mA that way, and it needs around 50 mA. I m working on a battery-powered design that would be more suitable. Scott
                                        Message 19 of 25 , Jul 4, 2013
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                                          I don't think you'd get more than a few mA that way, and it needs around 50 mA.  I'm working on a battery-powered design that would be more suitable.

                                          Scott

                                          On 7/4/2013 10:54 AM, smolesbrede wrote:
                                           

                                          Hi Scott,

                                          An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?

                                          I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.

                                          73 de Martin M0MJU

                                          --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                                          >
                                          > Hi all,
                                          >
                                          > The T3-Micro is now available for beta testing. This is a full Tracker3
                                          > (including digipeating capability) in a USB dongle form factor with an
                                          > on-board GPS receiver.
                                          >
                                          > The only external connections are the USB connector and the 3.5mm TRRS
                                          > plug for the radio interface, so you can't use it for Garmin FMI
                                          > operation, but it makes a very compact standalone tracker or basic TNC.
                                          >
                                          > Thanks to the new pass-through option for NMEA data, you can use it with
                                          > non-APRS applications as a USB GPS receiver, and applications like
                                          > APRSISCE/32 that support NMEA within KISS frames can use it as a GPS
                                          > receiver and TNC simultaneously.
                                          >
                                          > For mobile applications you can run it from a cigarette lighter USB
                                          > adapter, and for portable use it'll run off of a USB battery pack.
                                          > There's no enclosure for it yet, and I can't guarantee there will ever
                                          > be one that fits this version, but at least for the duration of the beta
                                          > test period you get a GPS receiver and tracker/TNC for less than what
                                          > some places charge for a USB GPS receiver alone.
                                          >
                                          > You can buy it in our store for $65:
                                          >
                                          > https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=170
                                          >
                                          > More information is available on the wiki:
                                          >
                                          > http://wiki.argentdata.com/index.php?title=T3-Micro
                                          >
                                          > We've only got a handful of these boards ready to go right now, but
                                          > we'll have another batch done in a couple of weeks.
                                          >
                                          > 73,
                                          >
                                          > Scott
                                          > N1VG
                                          >


                                        • caanuck
                                          What he said X2! I am looking to re create the yaesu GPS external microphone unit for use with another ht radio. This size (and with gps included) unit would
                                          Message 20 of 25 , Jul 5, 2013
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                                            What he said X2!
                                            I am looking to re create the yaesu GPS external microphone unit for use with another ht radio. This size (and with gps included) unit would work very well, what are the power requirements for the micro?

                                            --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "smolesbrede" <martinju@...> wrote:
                                            >
                                            > Hi Scott,
                                            >
                                            > An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?
                                            >
                                            > I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.
                                            >
                                            > 73 de Martin M0MJU
                                          • smolesbrede
                                            Yes, only 3.5mA. The first reference I found was miles out!! Ok so now it looks like a little internal modification to my Wouxun to get some power out. I would
                                            Message 21 of 25 , Jul 6, 2013
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                                              Yes, only 3.5mA. The first reference I found was miles out!! Ok so now it looks like a little internal modification to my Wouxun to get some power out. I would still like to have a go, so would I be able to order one without the USB plug?

                                              73 de Martin M0MJU.



                                              --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                                              >
                                              > I don't think you'd get more than a few mA that way, and it needs around
                                              > 50 mA. I'm working on a battery-powered design that would be more suitable.
                                              >
                                              > Scott
                                              >
                                              > On 7/4/2013 10:54 AM, smolesbrede wrote:
                                              > >
                                              > > Hi Scott,
                                              > >
                                              > > An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack
                                              > > of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?
                                              > >
                                              > > I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an
                                              > > enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs
                                              > > straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS
                                              > > handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.
                                              > >
                                              > > 73 de Martin M0MJU
                                            • Scott Miller
                                              You can make a note of that on the order, but you ll have to wait until we build another batch, which could be a couple of weeks. Scott
                                              Message 22 of 25 , Jul 7, 2013
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                                                You can make a note of that on the order, but you'll have to wait until we build another batch, which could be a couple of weeks.

                                                Scott

                                                On 7/6/2013 10:30 AM, smolesbrede wrote:
                                                 

                                                Yes, only 3.5mA. The first reference I found was miles out!! Ok so now it looks like a little internal modification to my Wouxun to get some power out. I would still like to have a go, so would I be able to order one without the USB plug?

                                                73 de Martin M0MJU.

                                                --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, Scott Miller <scott@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > I don't think you'd get more than a few mA that way, and it needs around
                                                > 50 mA. I'm working on a battery-powered design that would be more suitable.
                                                >
                                                > Scott
                                                >
                                                > On 7/4/2013 10:54 AM, smolesbrede wrote:
                                                > >
                                                > > Hi Scott,
                                                > >
                                                > > An amazingly small unit. Would there be enough power on the mic jack
                                                > > of a Kenwood/Wouxun handheld to run it?
                                                > >
                                                > > I was thinking of a board without the USB plug and TRRS socket in an
                                                > > enclosure with Kenwood type plug and USB micro socket that plugs
                                                > > straight into a handheld. Given the price of Icom/Kenwood/Yaesu APRS
                                                > > handhelds I thought it might be worth a try.
                                                > >
                                                > > 73 de Martin M0MJU


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