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  • Fred Hillhouse
    I don t know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because maybe the
    Message 1 of 28 , Sep 3, 2008
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      I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
       
      Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
       
      Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
       
      best regards,
      Fred
       
       
       From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Barry L. Lankford
      Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
      To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

      Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range" a
      Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
      presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
      (or both).

      If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
      restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
      LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
      receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
      which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
      Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
      binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
      delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
      distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
      commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.

      But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
      updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
      the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
      GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
      on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
      to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
      manually delete waypoints.

      Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
      you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
      like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
      end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.

      I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
      capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
      capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
      balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
      each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
      This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
      GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
      method.

      Barry N4MSJ

      Fred Hillhouse wrote:
      > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
      >
      > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular range.
      >
      > _____
      >
      > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup s.com] On Behalf
      > Of Margie and Dave
      > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
      > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
      >
      >
      > Hi Guys,
      > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
      > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
      >
      > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
      >
      > A search of the group did not find a fix.
      >
      > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
      >
      > 73's
      > Dave
      > VA3DK
      >

    • Brent Gay
      The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi is a T2 feature...I believe the command is maxrange if I remember correctly. I use
      Message 2 of 28 , Sep 3, 2008
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        The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi is a T2 feature...I believe the command is "maxrange" if I remember correctly.

        I use the Garmin Mappoint to manage my waypoints, so if I need to do a fresh reload I hook it up and just reload my saved favorites. I hardly ever do this though. I never do it due to full memories because I have maxrange set appropriately for my area.

        It works really well, and I am very happy with the product and the service Scott provides. You will be happy with the T2/Nuvi combo. Be careful though...I think the only Nuvi that is fully-functional at this point is the Nuvi 350. The other models may leave breadcrumbs as stations as they move. Search the posts for a listing of compatabilty. Besides you can get some very good deals on the 350 now anyways.

        Brent, KF4JZY

        On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

        I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
         
        Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
         
        Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
         
        best regards,
        Fred
         
         
         From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Barry L. Lankford
        Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
        To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

        Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range" a
        Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
        presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
        (or both).

        If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
        restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
        LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
        receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
        which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
        Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
        binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
        delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
        distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
        commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.

        But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
        updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
        the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
        GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
        on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
        to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
        manually delete waypoints.

        Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
        you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
        like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
        end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.

        I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
        capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
        capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
        balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
        each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
        This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
        GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
        method.

        Barry N4MSJ

        Fred Hillhouse wrote:
        > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
        >
        > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular range.
        >
        > _____
        >
        > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
        > Of Margie and Dave
        > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
        > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
        >
        >
        > Hi Guys,
        > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
        > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
        >
        > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
        >
        > A search of the group did not find a fix.
        >
        > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
        >
        > 73's
        > Dave
        > VA3DK
        >


      • Scott Miller
        ... It s the MAXRANGE command on the T2. ... Only there ARE no delete waypoint commands. I ve been begging for one for years now. ... 10 callsigns would
        Message 3 of 28 , Sep 3, 2008
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          > Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range" a
          > Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't

          It's the MAXRANGE command on the T2.

          > distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
          > commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.

          Only there ARE no 'delete waypoint' commands. I've been begging for one
          for years now.

          > I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
          > capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
          > capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
          > balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
          > each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
          > This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
          > GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
          > method.

          10 callsigns would take up about 70 bytes of configuration space. The
          T2 has 512 bytes of configuration space, split between two profiles.
          It's a feature I'd like to add, but it's not a trivial amount of space.
          It'll also require a new command to edit the list, but maybe it could
          be shared with the AUTHLIST handler.

          Scott
        • Margie and Dave
          Tnx Fred, Some success here... You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the Nuvi350 I have to delete from My Favorites each location
          Message 4 of 28 , Sep 3, 2008
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            Tnx Fred,
            Some success here...
            You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
            Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
            individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
            error message tho...
            Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
            before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
            Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
            Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
            sighted Nuvi?
            So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
            Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
            D710's do. Any suggestions?
            Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
            Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
            plug and pray tho...
            Beacons OK!
            After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
            mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
            probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
            checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
            cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
            the former non FMI mode.
            Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
            protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
            go yet...
            Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
            Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
            in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

            Lots to learn and apply.
            73's
            Dave.


            --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
            >
            > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
            > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
            >
            > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
            maps. I
            > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
            will play
            > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
            > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
            >
            > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
            don't
            > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
            >
            > Best regards,
            > Fred
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > _____
            >
            > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
            Behalf
            > Of Margie and Dave
            > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
            > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
            > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
            >
            >
            >
            > Tnx for the suggestion.
            >
            > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
            >
            > If so how do you do this?
            > TIA.
            >
            > Dave.
            >
            > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
            s.com, "Fred
            > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
            > >
            > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
            > >
            > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
            > range.
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > _____
            > >
            > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
            > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
            s.com] On
            > Behalf
            > > Of Margie and Dave
            > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
            > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
            > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > Hi Guys,
            > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
            > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
            > >
            > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
            > >
            > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
            > >
            > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
            > >
            > > 73's
            > > Dave
            > > VA3DK
            > >
            >
          • Brent Gay
            Try the Garmin Mappoint software to manage your favs. As far as sending a message to people on the Internet, would an email work? If so, try -email
            Message 5 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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              Try the Garmin Mappoint software to manage your favs.

              As far as sending a message to people on the Internet, would an email work? If so, try -email <email@address> message.

              Brent

              On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

              Tnx Fred,
              Some success here...
              You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
              Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
              individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
              error message tho...
              Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
              before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
              Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
              Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
              sighted Nuvi?
              So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
              Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
              D710's do. Any suggestions?
              Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
              Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
              plug and pray tho...
              Beacons OK!
              After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
              mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
              probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
              checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
              cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
              the former non FMI mode.
              Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
              protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
              go yet...
              Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
              Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
              in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

              Lots to learn and apply.
              73's

              Dave.

              --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
              >
              > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
              > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
              >
              > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
              maps. I
              > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
              will play
              > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
              > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
              >
              > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
              don't
              > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
              >
              > Best regards,
              > Fred
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > _____
              >
              > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
              Behalf
              > Of Margie and Dave
              > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
              > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
              > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
              >
              >
              >
              > Tnx for the suggestion.
              >
              > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
              >
              > If so how do you do this?
              > TIA.
              >
              > Dave.
              >
              > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

              s.com, "Fred
              > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
              > >
              > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
              > range.
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > _____
              > >
              > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
              > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

              s.com] On
              > Behalf
              > > Of Margie and Dave
              > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
              > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com

              > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Hi Guys,
              > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
              > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
              > >
              > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
              > >
              > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
              > >
              > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
              > >
              > > 73's
              > > Dave
              > > VA3DK
              > >
              >


            • john paterson jr
              Dave, Re: EasyGPS I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
              Message 6 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                Dave,

                Re: EasyGPS

                I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

                Good luck,

                John Paterson
                KC5LAA

                On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                Tnx Fred,
                Some success here...
                You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                error message tho...
                Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                sighted Nuvi?
                So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                D710's do. Any suggestions?
                Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                plug and pray tho...
                Beacons OK!
                After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                the former non FMI mode.
                Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                go yet...
                Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
                Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

                Lots to learn and apply.
                73's
                Dave.

                --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
                >
                > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
                > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                >
                > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                maps. I
                > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                will play
                > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
                > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                >
                > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                don't
                > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                >
                > Best regards,
                > Fred
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > _____
                >
                > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
                Behalf
                > Of Margie and Dave
                > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                >
                >
                >
                > Tnx for the suggestion.
                >
                > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                >
                > If so how do you do this?
                > TIA.
                >
                > Dave.
                >
                > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                s.com, "Fred
                > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                > >
                > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                > >
                > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                > range.
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > _____
                > >
                > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
                > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                s.com] On
                > Behalf
                > > Of Margie and Dave
                > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
                > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > Hi Guys,
                > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                > >
                > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                > >
                > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                > >
                > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                > >
                > > 73's
                > > Dave
                > > VA3DK
                > >
                >


              • Fred Hillhouse
                John, It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc. I have to have my GPS
                Message 7 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                  John,
                   
                  It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc.
                   
                  I have to have my GPS (Garmin GPS V) set to 'Garmin' in ExpertGPS. I suspect EasyGPS is the same.
                   
                  Thanks!
                  Fred
                   
                   


                  From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john paterson jr
                  Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:40
                  To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

                  Dave,

                  Re: EasyGPS

                  I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                  I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

                  Good luck,

                  John Paterson
                  KC5LAA

                  On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@yahoo. ca> wrote:

                  Tnx Fred,
                  Some success here...
                  You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                  Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                  individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                  error message tho...
                  Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                  before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                  Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                  Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                  sighted Nuvi?
                  So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                  Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                  D710's do. Any suggestions?
                  Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                  Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                  plug and pray tho...
                  Beacons OK!
                  After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                  mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                  probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                  checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                  cables are removed. Very interesting. ..I thought it would fall back
                  the former non FMI mode.
                  Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                  protocol not standard NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                  go yet...
                  Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints )?
                  Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                  in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

                  Lots to learn and apply.
                  73's
                  Dave.

                  --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ ...> wrote:
                  >
                  > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
                  > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                  >
                  > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                  maps. I
                  > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                  will play
                  > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
                  > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                  >
                  > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                  don't
                  > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                  >
                  > Best regards,
                  > Fred
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > _____
                  >
                  > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup s.com] On
                  Behalf
                  > Of Margie and Dave
                  > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                  > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                  > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Tnx for the suggestion.
                  >
                  > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                  >
                  > If so how do you do this?
                  > TIA.
                  >
                  > Dave.
                  >
                  > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com>
                  s.com, "Fred
                  > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                  > >
                  > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                  > range.
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > _____
                  > >
                  > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com> s.com
                  > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com>
                  s.com] On
                  > Behalf
                  > > Of Margie and Dave
                  > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                  > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogro ups.com> s.com
                  > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > Hi Guys,
                  > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                  > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                  > >
                  > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                  > >
                  > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                  > >
                  > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                  > >
                  > > 73's
                  > > Dave
                  > > VA3DK
                  > >
                  >


                • john paterson jr
                  Fred, The help file says the Garmin GPSs must NOT be in NMEA mode. As far as I know there is no way to change that setting in the Nuvi 350. Also, the only
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                    Fred, The help file says the Garmin GPSs must NOT be in NMEA mode. As far as I know there is no way to change that setting in the Nuvi 350. Also, the only settings I can find in EasyGPS are under "Edit", "Preferences", which brings up the window for selection of the Nuvi 350. When the Nuvi 350 is selected, there is a "Settings" button, but that only allows selection of COM port or USB. The Nuvi 350 onlly has USB port, so that was an easy selection. Sorry my previous explanation was incomplete.

                    John
                    KC5LAA

                    On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:

                    John,
                     
                    It might be useful if the EasyGPS settings were added as well as the mode the Nuvi was in, for example, Garmin vs. NMEA, USB, etc.
                     
                    I have to have my GPS (Garmin GPS V) set to 'Garmin' in ExpertGPS. I suspect EasyGPS is the same.
                     
                    Thanks!
                    Fred
                     
                     


                    From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john paterson jr
                    Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:40
                    To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                    Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

                    Dave,

                    Re: EasyGPS

                    I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view all the waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right click. You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make "delete waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I don't have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                    I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected "GPS", then "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's, Garmin 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again, Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi 350 and clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the screen in the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.

                    Good luck,

                    John Paterson
                    KC5LAA

                    On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                    Tnx Fred,
                    Some success here...
                    You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                    Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                    individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                    error message tho...
                    Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                    before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                    Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                    Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                    sighted Nuvi?
                    So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                    Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                    D710's do. Any suggestions?
                    Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                    Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                    plug and pray tho...
                    Beacons OK!
                    After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                    mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                    probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                    checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                    cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                    the former non FMI mode.
                    Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                    protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                    go yet...
                    Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted locations(waypoints)?
                    Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                    in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...

                    Lots to learn and apply.
                    73's
                    Dave.

                    --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Fred Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I delete all
                    > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                    >
                    > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                    maps. I
                    > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                    will play
                    > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I don't
                    > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                    >
                    > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                    don't
                    > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                    >
                    > Best regards,
                    > Fred
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On
                    Behalf
                    > Of Margie and Dave
                    > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                    > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Tnx for the suggestion.
                    >
                    > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                    >
                    > If so how do you do this?
                    > TIA.
                    >
                    > Dave.
                    >
                    > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                    s.com, "Fred
                    > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                    > >
                    > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                    > range.
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > _____
                    > >
                    > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
                    > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                    s.com] On
                    > Behalf
                    > > Of Margie and Dave
                    > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                    > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> s.com
                    > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                    > >
                    > >
                    > >
                    > > Hi Guys,
                    > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                    > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                    > >
                    > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                    > >
                    > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                    > >
                    > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                    > >
                    > > 73's
                    > > Dave
                    > > VA3DK
                    > >
                    >



                  • EM Sharp
                    Hi All: I am using a NUVI 650 which is a bit different from the 350, but in many ways similar as far a adding and deleting favorites is concerned. The only
                    Message 9 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                      Hi All:
                      I am using a NUVI 650 which is a bit different from the 350, but in
                      many ways similar as far a adding and deleting "favorites" is concerned.

                      The only ways I have been successful in deleting waypoints is :
                      1) select the individual way point in favorites and edit/delete it
                      individually manually -- it takes many key entries per waypoint, 5 to
                      many depending on where it is in the list.
                      2) a "RESET" of all user data, including waypoints can be done by
                      pressing the upper left corner (or on some units the lower left
                      corner) of the display when turning the unit on. This leads to a start
                      up in maintenance mode where "Clear Waypoints" is an option, but this
                      also resets all other user entered options and restores the unit to
                      the "factory shipped" state (also removing the unit from FMI mode).
                      What a pain to restore the personal options individually/manually!

                      I have tried EasyGPS. I have been able to read out the GPS data and
                      delete waypoints from the PC display, but I too have not been
                      successful in sending this info back to the NUVI and having it replace
                      the Favorites stored in it. I hope this is my blunder and not a
                      property of the program or the NUVI.

                      Elmer


                      --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Dave,
                      > Re: EasyGPS
                      >
                      > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                      all the
                      > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                      click.
                      > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                      "delete
                      > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                      don't
                      > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                      > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                      "GPS", then
                      > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                      Garmin
                      > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                      > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                      350 and
                      > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                      screen in
                      > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                      >
                      > Good luck,
                      >
                      > John Paterson
                      > KC5LAA
                      >
                      > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > > Tnx Fred,
                      > > Some success here...
                      > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                      > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                      > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                      > > error message tho...
                      > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                      > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                      > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                      > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                      > > sighted Nuvi?
                      > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                      > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                      > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                      > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                      > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                      > > plug and pray tho...
                      > > Beacons OK!
                      > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                      > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                      > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                      > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                      > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                      > > the former non FMI mode.
                      > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                      > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                      > > go yet...
                      > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                      locations(waypoints)?
                      > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                      > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                      > >
                      > > Lots to learn and apply.
                      > > 73's
                      > > Dave.
                      > >
                      > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                      > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                      > > >
                      > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                      delete all
                      > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                      > > >
                      > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                      > > maps. I
                      > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                      > > will play
                      > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                      don't
                      > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                      > > >
                      > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                      > > don't
                      > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                      > > >
                      > > > Best regards,
                      > > > Fred
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > _____
                      > > >
                      > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                      > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On
                      > > Behalf
                      > > > Of Margie and Dave
                      > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                      > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                      > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > >
                      > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                      > > >
                      > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                      > > >
                      > > > If so how do you do this?
                      > > > TIA.
                      > > >
                      > > > Dave.
                      > > >
                      > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                      <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > >
                      > > s.com, "Fred
                      > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                      > > > >
                      > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                      particular
                      > > > range.
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > _____
                      > > > >
                      > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                      <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                      > > s.com
                      > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                      <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                      > > >
                      > > s.com] On
                      > > > Behalf
                      > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                      > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                      > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                      <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                      > > s.com
                      > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Hi Guys,
                      > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                      the "My
                      > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                      message.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                      > > > >
                      > > > > 73's
                      > > > > Dave
                      > > > > VA3DK
                      > > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • Margie and Dave
                      Hi John, Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again. I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
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                        Hi John,
                        Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.

                        I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                        adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.

                        That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                        APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                        was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK

                        It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                        were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                        Dave


                        --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Dave,
                        > Re: EasyGPS
                        >
                        > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                        all the
                        > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                        click.
                        > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                        "delete
                        > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                        don't
                        > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                        > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                        "GPS", then
                        > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                        Garmin
                        > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                        > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                        350 and
                        > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                        screen in
                        > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                        >
                        > Good luck,
                        >
                        > John Paterson
                        > KC5LAA
                        >
                        > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > > Tnx Fred,
                        > > Some success here...
                        > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                        > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                        > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                        > > error message tho...
                        > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                        > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                        > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                        > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                        > > sighted Nuvi?
                        > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                        > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                        > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                        > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                        > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                        > > plug and pray tho...
                        > > Beacons OK!
                        > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                        > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                        > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                        > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                        > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                        > > the former non FMI mode.
                        > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                        > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                        > > go yet...
                        > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                        locations(waypoints)?
                        > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                        > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                        > >
                        > > Lots to learn and apply.
                        > > 73's
                        > > Dave.
                        > >
                        > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                        > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                        delete all
                        > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                        > > >
                        > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                        > > maps. I
                        > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                        > > will play
                        > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                        don't
                        > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                        > > >
                        > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                        > > don't
                        > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                        > > >
                        > > > Best regards,
                        > > > Fred
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > _____
                        > > >
                        > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                        > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On
                        > > Behalf
                        > > > Of Margie and Dave
                        > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                        > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                        > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                        > > >
                        > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                        > > >
                        > > > If so how do you do this?
                        > > > TIA.
                        > > >
                        > > > Dave.
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                        <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > >
                        > > s.com, "Fred
                        > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                        > > > >
                        > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                        particular
                        > > > range.
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > _____
                        > > > >
                        > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                        <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                        > > s.com
                        > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                        <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                        > > >
                        > > s.com] On
                        > > > Behalf
                        > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                        > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                        > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                        <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                        > > s.com
                        > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Hi Guys,
                        > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                        the "My
                        > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                        message.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                        > > > >
                        > > > > 73's
                        > > > > Dave
                        > > > > VA3DK
                        > > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        > >
                        >
                      • john paterson jr
                        Hi, Dave, No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the data port of the Nuvi. It worked just fine! Have fun! John
                        Message 11 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                          Hi, Dave,

                          No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the data port of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!

                          Have fun!

                          John

                          On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                          Hi John,
                          Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.

                          I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                          adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.

                          That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                          APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                          was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK

                          It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                          were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                          Dave


                          --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Dave,
                          > Re: EasyGPS
                          >
                          > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                          all the
                          > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                          click.
                          > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                          "delete
                          > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                          don't
                          > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                          > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                          "GPS", then
                          > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                          Garmin
                          > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS again,
                          > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                          350 and
                          > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                          screen in
                          > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                          >
                          > Good luck,
                          >
                          > John Paterson
                          > KC5LAA
                          >
                          > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > > Tnx Fred,
                          > > Some success here...
                          > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                          > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location (waypoint)
                          > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                          > > error message tho...
                          > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the file setup
                          > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux creation?
                          > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory again.
                          > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                          > > sighted Nuvi?
                          > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                          > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet like the
                          > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                          > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                          > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                          > > plug and pray tho...
                          > > Beacons OK!
                          > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                          > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                          > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                          > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even after the
                          > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall back
                          > > the former non FMI mode.
                          > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                          > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint deletions to
                          > > go yet...
                          > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                          locations(waypoints)?
                          > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists I had
                          > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location memory tho...
                          > >
                          > > Lots to learn and apply.
                          > > 73's
                          > > Dave.
                          > >
                          > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred

                          > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                          delete all
                          > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints back in.
                          > > >
                          > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and without
                          > > maps. I
                          > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and ExpertGPS
                          > > will play
                          > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                          don't
                          > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                          > > >
                          > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management function. I
                          > > don't
                          > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                          > > >
                          > > > Best regards,
                          > > > Fred
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > > _____
                          > > >
                          > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                          > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On

                          > > Behalf
                          > > > Of Margie and Dave
                          > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                          > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

                          > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                          > > >
                          > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                          > > >
                          > > > If so how do you do this?
                          > > > TIA.
                          > > >
                          > > > Dave.
                          > > >
                          > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                          <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>

                          > > >
                          > > s.com, "Fred
                          > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                          > > > >
                          > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                          particular
                          > > > range.
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > _____
                          > > > >
                          > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                          <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>

                          > > s.com
                          > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                          <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>

                          > > >
                          > > s.com] On
                          > > > Behalf
                          > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                          > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                          > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                          <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com<tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>

                          > > s.com
                          > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Hi Guys,
                          > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                          the "My
                          > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                          message.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                          > > > >
                          > > > > 73's
                          > > > > Dave
                          > > > > VA3DK
                          > > > >
                          > > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          >


                        • Margie and Dave
                          Hi John, I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also. I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected the Display GPS
                          Message 12 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                            Hi John,
                            I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.

                            I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                            the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.

                            My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                            not connected to the data port on the side.

                            I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                            EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                            back into the regular non FMI mode?

                            The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                            on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                            4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                            undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.

                            Dave.





                            --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Hi, Dave,
                            > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                            data port
                            > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                            >
                            > Have fun!
                            >
                            > John
                            >
                            > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > > Hi John,
                            > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                            > >
                            > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                            > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                            > >
                            > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the outdated
                            > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                            > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact location OK
                            > >
                            > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of tags that
                            > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                            > > Dave
                            > >
                            > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john
                            > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > > Dave,
                            > > > Re: EasyGPS
                            > > >
                            > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                            > > all the
                            > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                            > > click.
                            > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                            > > "delete
                            > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any because I
                            > > don't
                            > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                            > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                            > > "GPS", then
                            > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two gps's,
                            > > Garmin
                            > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                            again,
                            > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                            > > 350 and
                            > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                            > > screen in
                            > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                            > > >
                            > > > Good luck,
                            > > >
                            > > > John Paterson
                            > > > KC5LAA
                            > > >
                            > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > > > Tnx Fred,
                            > > > > Some success here...
                            > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                            > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                            (waypoint)
                            > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                            > > > > error message tho...
                            > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                            file setup
                            > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                            creation?
                            > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                            again.
                            > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a short
                            > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                            > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                            > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                            like the
                            > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                            > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS guys.
                            > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not quite a
                            > > > > plug and pray tho...
                            > > > > Beacons OK!
                            > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go into FMI
                            > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                            > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a spell
                            > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                            after the
                            > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                            back
                            > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                            > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                            > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                            deletions to
                            > > > > go yet...
                            > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                            > > locations(waypoints)?
                            > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                            I had
                            > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                            memory tho...
                            > > > >
                            > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                            > > > > 73's
                            > > > > Dave.
                            > > > >
                            > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                            <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                            > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                            > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                            > > delete all
                            > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                            back in.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                            without
                            > > > > maps. I
                            > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                            ExpertGPS
                            > > > > will play
                            > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work fine. I
                            > > don't
                            > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                            function. I
                            > > > > don't
                            > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Best regards,
                            > > > > > Fred
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > _____
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                            <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                            > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                            > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%
                            > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                            > > > > Behalf
                            > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                            > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                            > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                            <tracker2%
                            > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                            > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                            > > > > > TIA.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > Dave.
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                            > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > s.com, "Fred
                            > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                            > > particular
                            > > > > > range.
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > _____
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                            > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                            > > > > s.com
                            > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                            > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > > > >
                            > > > > s.com] On
                            > > > > > Behalf
                            > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                            > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                            > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                            > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                            > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                            > > > > s.com
                            > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                            > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                            > > the "My
                            > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                            > > message.
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > > > 73's
                            > > > > > > Dave
                            > > > > > > VA3DK
                            > > > > > >
                            > > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            >
                          • EM Sharp
                            Hi Dave, I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints. Elmer - ...
                            Message 13 of 28 , Sep 4, 2008
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                              Hi Dave,
                              I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                              your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                              Elmer
                              -
                              -- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > Hi John,
                              > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                              >
                              > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                              > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                              >
                              > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                              > not connected to the data port on the side.
                              >
                              > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                              > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                              > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                              >
                              > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                              > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                              > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                              > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                              >
                              > Dave.
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > Hi, Dave,
                              > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                              > data port
                              > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                              > >
                              > > Have fun!
                              > >
                              > > John
                              > >
                              > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > > Hi John,
                              > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                              > > >
                              > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                              > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                              > > >
                              > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                              outdated
                              > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                              > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                              location OK
                              > > >
                              > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                              tags that
                              > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                              > > > Dave
                              > > >
                              > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john
                              > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Dave,
                              > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                              > > > >
                              > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to view
                              > > > all the
                              > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a right
                              > > > click.
                              > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will make
                              > > > "delete
                              > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                              because I
                              > > > don't
                              > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                              > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                              > > > "GPS", then
                              > > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two
                              gps's,
                              > > > Garmin
                              > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                              > again,
                              > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected the Nuvi
                              > > > 350 and
                              > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared on the
                              > > > screen in
                              > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Good luck,
                              > > > >
                              > > > > John Paterson
                              > > > > KC5LAA
                              > > > >
                              > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                              > > > >
                              > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                              > > > > > Some success here...
                              > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but with the
                              > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                              > (waypoint)
                              > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to stop the
                              > > > > > error message tho...
                              > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                              > file setup
                              > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                              > creation?
                              > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                              > again.
                              > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                              short
                              > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                              > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                              > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                              > like the
                              > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                              > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                              guys.
                              > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                              quite a
                              > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                              > > > > > Beacons OK!
                              > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                              into FMI
                              > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called "DESPATCH"
                              > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                              spell
                              > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                              > after the
                              > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                              > back
                              > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                              > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                              > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                              > deletions to
                              > > > > > go yet...
                              > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                              > > > locations(waypoints)?
                              > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                              > I had
                              > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                              > memory tho...
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                              > > > > > 73's
                              > > > > > Dave.
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                              > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                              > > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                              > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                              > > > delete all
                              > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                              > back in.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                              > without
                              > > > > > maps. I
                              > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                              > ExpertGPS
                              > > > > > will play
                              > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                              fine. I
                              > > > don't
                              > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                              > function. I
                              > > > > > don't
                              > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Best regards,
                              > > > > > > Fred
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > _____
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                              > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                              > > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                              > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%
                              > > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                              > > > > > Behalf
                              > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                              > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                              > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                              > <tracker2%
                              > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                              > > > > > > TIA.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > Dave.
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                              > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                              > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                              > > > particular
                              > > > > > > range.
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > _____
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                              > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                              > > > > > s.com
                              > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                              > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > > s.com] On
                              > > > > > > Behalf
                              > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                              > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                              > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                              > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                              > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                              > > > > > s.com
                              > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                              > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got
                              > > > the "My
                              > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                              > > > message.
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > > > 73's
                              > > > > > > > Dave
                              > > > > > > > VA3DK
                              > > > > > > >
                              > > > > > >
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > >
                              > > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > >
                              >
                            • Barry L. Lankford
                              I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running EasyGPS. See
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                                I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them
                                in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running
                                EasyGPS. See comments below:

                                Scott Miller wrote:
                                >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range" a
                                >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                                >
                                > It's the MAXRANGE command on the T2.
                                >
                                >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                                >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                                >
                                > Only there ARE no 'delete waypoint' commands. I've been begging for one
                                > for years now.
                                >

                                I was afraid of that. In fact, before I sent the post, I had intended to
                                change that sentence to read something like: "If there is a Garmin 'delete
                                waypoint' command, the T2 could do that by deleting each waypoint as the
                                waypoint passes beyond the user set limit." But my train of thought wasn't
                                long enough, and I forgot to change it. I have a copy of the Garmin
                                protocol document around here somewhere but wasn't able to find out where
                                I've saved it (I've got 4 old computers that still work).

                                Since there is apparently no "delete command" in either Garmin protocol or
                                NMEA, then it seems to me that the current discussion about using EasyGPS
                                to delete Nuvi waypoints is futile. If a Tracker2 can't do it, I can't see
                                how ANY external program or device can do it.

                                Too bad about the lack of the command. Seems like it'd be a natural for
                                the command set.

                                >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                                >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                                >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                                >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                                >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                                >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                                >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                                >> method.
                                >
                                > 10 callsigns would take up about 70 bytes of configuration space. The
                                > T2 has 512 bytes of configuration space, split between two profiles.
                                > It's a feature I'd like to add, but it's not a trivial amount of space.
                                > It'll also require a new command to edit the list, but maybe it could
                                > be shared with the AUTHLIST handler.
                                >

                                Just a couple more thoughts:

                                Is there sufficient (volatile) RAM memory that could hold the list of
                                allowed (or disallowed) callsigns as long as power is maintained? Seems
                                like there'd have to be a good bit of RAM used as buffer space in the KISS
                                TNC mode that might not be used in the Tracker mode. Non-volatile
                                configuration memory would be best, but I could live with temporary. FWIW,
                                I figured it'd actually take more like 90 bytes to hold 10 callsign/SSIDs
                                (6 for the callsign + 3 for the SSID x 10 callsigns = 90 bytes). I suppose
                                you could use a hashing method to save a little space.

                                I still haven't located a copy of the Garmin protocol document, so I don't
                                know the format of the command that adds new waypoints or changes existing
                                ones, but is it possible that one of these commands could actually delete
                                waypoints by use of a specific way of passing the parameters of the
                                command? For example, If you entered zero's for latitude and longitude in
                                the waypoint command, you'd place a waypoint off the west coast of Africa
                                on the equator, but if you entered nulls (00h), is it possible that would
                                have the effect of deleting the waypoint? Seems like if something that
                                simple would do it, Garmin would say so in the spec, but I gotta ask!

                                I need to find that document or download another copy!

                                Barry N4MSJ
                              • Barry L. Lankford
                                ... I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I d like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams, then
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                                  Brent Gay wrote:
                                  > The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi
                                  > is a T2 feature...I believe the command is "maxrange" if I remember
                                  > correctly.
                                  >
                                  > I use the Garmin Mappoint to manage my waypoints, so if I need to do a fresh
                                  > reload I hook it up and just reload my saved favorites. I hardly ever do
                                  > this though. I never do it due to full memories because I have maxrange set
                                  > appropriately for my area.
                                  >
                                  > It works really well, and I am very happy with the product and the service
                                  > Scott provides. You will be happy with the T2/Nuvi combo. Be careful

                                  I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I'd
                                  like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams,
                                  then I'm sure I would not be happy with it. Balloons have an annoying way
                                  of traveling outside any reasonable "maxrange" limit, even if you are
                                  attempting to keep up with it in a car.

                                  I already have a TH-D7ag and a GPSMAP76CS. The TH-D7ag, which has the "POS
                                  LIMIT" feature (apparently equivalent to the Tracker2 "maxrange" feature),
                                  and the GPSMAP76CS, which in this application (tracking moving targets on a
                                  map) is the equal to the Nuvi 350. Well, to put it simply, they don't do
                                  it for me.

                                  Furthermore, I once read a review of the TH-D7ag, and the reviewer pointed
                                  out that the "POS LIMIT" feature was of very limited value as it didn't (or
                                  wasn't able to) delete the waypoints as they pass outside the range set by
                                  the user. He wrote that you'll severely limit your ability to display APRS
                                  beacons, but will still end up with your waypoint memory full, albeit at a
                                  slightly slower rate, and a "circle of waypoints" will be left on your
                                  display at the set "POS LIMIT" value.

                                  In my own use of the function on my TH-D7ag, I've found that to be
                                  absolutely true. Even more, if you are using the combo in a moving car,
                                  your GPS leaves a trail of non-updated waypoints behind you as they pass
                                  outside the "POS LIMIT" due to your own movement *even* for those waypoints
                                  from stationary trackers along your way.

                                  Also, the accumulation of unwanted waypoints, besides getting co-mingled
                                  with (and difficult to delete from) your own non-APRS waypoints, add
                                  additional clutter to the display and slow up the screen refresh.

                                  If I have access to my laptop wherever I'm doing my tracking, I can do as
                                  you suggest, backup (and restore) my own mostly non-APRS waypoints, but it
                                  is yet another aggravation that I'd like to avoid, and doesn't address the
                                  issue of display clutter and slowdown. BTW, there are other workarounds
                                  such as using APRS Group Names or using a particular waypoint symbol for
                                  waypoints from the TH-D7 (or Tracker2) so that a group "delete by symbol"
                                  can quickly delete them, but these workarounds, like nearly all
                                  workarounds, all have irritations and/or disadvantages of their own.

                                  > though...I think the only Nuvi that is fully-functional at this point is the
                                  > Nuvi 350. The other models may leave breadcrumbs as stations as they move.

                                  Yeah, I suspected that. That is true of other Garmin GPS models as well,
                                  even some handheld models. It is actually dependent on firmware version in
                                  some models. The firmware version I'm using in my GPSMAP76CS (v4.00 I
                                  think) updates existing waypoints with the new position, and doesn't leave
                                  the trail, essentially "moving" the waypoint. I think there have been two
                                  updates to the firmware beyond the version I'm using. According to a
                                  poster in another forum, the newer versions cause a trail of the old
                                  waypoints (with appended sequence numbers) left behind so I haven't
                                  uploaded them. Fortunately for me, the other changes added to those newer
                                  versions, I believe, only affect treatment of names in some foreign
                                  languages, so I don't need them. Some newer models don't have earlier
                                  firmware versions that handled updated waypoints in the way the Nuvi 350
                                  does. Apparently Garmin's programmers had a change of philosophy with
                                  regard to the method of handling duplicate waypoint names 2 or 3 years ago.
                                  I think it was a mistake.

                                  > Search the posts for a listing of compatabilty. Besides you can get some
                                  > very good deals on the 350 now anyways.
                                  >
                                  > Brent, KF4JZY
                                  >
                                  > On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>wrote:
                                  >
                                  >> I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the
                                  >> communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because
                                  >> maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs
                                  >> updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be
                                  >> nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
                                  >>
                                  >> Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
                                  >>
                                  >> Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled
                                  >> with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I
                                  >> have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running
                                  >> XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
                                  >>

                                  Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                                  two laptops. IIRC, the first two generations of the eeePC have a number of
                                  limitations to reduce cost and size, so I'd be carful to confirm that it
                                  has the hardware resources to run a useable installation of XASTIR before
                                  plunking down the cash. For example, what source of mapping does XASTIR
                                  use? Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or
                                  sufficient mass memory to hold a good collection of maps? If I remember
                                  correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux, and I believe the first
                                  versions of the eeePC also run Linux, so you'd probably be OK in that
                                  regard, but I'd check it to be sure.

                                  Barry N4MSJ

                                  >> best regards,
                                  >> Fred
                                  >>
                                  >>
                                  >> *From:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] *On
                                  >> Behalf Of *Barry L. Lankford
                                  >> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
                                  >> *To:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                  >> *Subject:* Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                  >>
                                  >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range"
                                  >> a
                                  >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                                  >> presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
                                  >> (or both).
                                  >>
                                  >> If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
                                  >> restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
                                  >> LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
                                  >> receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
                                  >> which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
                                  >> Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
                                  >> binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
                                  >> delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
                                  >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                                  >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                                  >>
                                  >> But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
                                  >> updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
                                  >> the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
                                  >> GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
                                  >> on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
                                  >> to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
                                  >> manually delete waypoints.
                                  >>
                                  >> Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
                                  >> you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
                                  >> like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
                                  >> end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.
                                  >>
                                  >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                                  >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                                  >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                                  >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                                  >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                                  >>
                                  >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                                  >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                                  >> method.
                                  >>
                                  >> Barry N4MSJ
                                  >>
                                  >> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
                                  >>> Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                  >>>
                                  >>> This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                                  >> range.
                                  >>> _____
                                  >>>
                                  >>> From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                                  >> tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf
                                  >>> Of Margie and Dave
                                  >>> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                  >>> To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                  >>> Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                  >>>
                                  >>>
                                  >>> Hi Guys,
                                  >>> i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                                  >>> Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                  >>>
                                  >>> Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                                  >>>
                                  >>> A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                  >>>
                                  >>> Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                  >>>
                                  >>> 73's
                                  >>> Dave
                                  >>> VA3DK
                                  >>>
                                  >>
                                  >>
                                  >
                                • Fred Hillhouse
                                  I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running EasyGPS. You
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                                    "I suspect that when you delete waypoints in EasyGPS, it only deletes them
                                    in EasyGPS, but *not* from the GPS connected to the computer running
                                    EasyGPS."

                                    You are correct about EasyGPS. There is no way to delete waypoints in most,
                                    if not all Garmin GPS units. All EasyGPS does is provide a storage for the
                                    waypoints you mostly always want. I would take the GPS to the PC, delete all
                                    waypoints, then connect and reload my regular waypoints.

                                    Now Magellan does have GPS receives with a software controlled delete to the
                                    best of my knowledge. If I had one connected to ExpertGPS, the delete option
                                    is available.

                                    "Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                                    two laptops."

                                    I understand completely! I don't have a laptop so the EeePC appears to make
                                    sense, since I only would like a laptop for mobile use. It is a cheap,
                                    rugged unit. My brother has a 4G model with WinXP. He has loaded Mapsource
                                    for trip planning an such. He also runs the units with the top closed as an
                                    MP3 player on his motorcycle. He recently completed a trip from New
                                    Hampshire to Malibu, CA and back with many others points in between. In
                                    fact, it ran all the way across the desert along I-15.

                                    "What source of mapping does XASTIR use?"

                                    I think the question is more like, how many types are enough? It appears to
                                    support just about everything. I think I even saw the kitchen sink in there.

                                    "Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or sufficient
                                    mass memory to hold a good collection of maps?"

                                    Your definition of a good collection is certainly subjective. However, the
                                    EeePC has a USB port that an external hard drive or DVD drive can be
                                    connected to.

                                    "If I remember correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux"

                                    True, but it does run under VMWare in Windows.

                                    "and I believe the first versions of the eeePC also run Linux"

                                    Yes, there are both flavors; Linux and Windows.

                                    The EeePC comes in a 2G, 4G (Linux & WinXP), 12G (WinXP), 20G (GNU Linux)
                                    Version. The 12G and 20G I believe are 4G drives and a second drive for the
                                    difference.

                                    For XASTIR, I recommend their group: http://www.xastir.org Someone maybe
                                    soon working on documentation (Wiki) for an install onto the EeePC.


                                    Best regards,
                                    Fred
                                  • Brent Gay
                                    I understand your dilemma. Hopefully you can find a product that will meet your needs. Let us know what you come up with in case others need the same
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                                      I understand your dilemma. Hopefully you can find a product that will meet your needs. Let us know what you come up with in case others need the same capabilities.

                                      73,
                                      Brent, KF4JZY

                                      On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:15 AM, Barry L. Lankford <BarryL@...> wrote:

                                      Brent Gay wrote:
                                      > The ability to set the range of stations (in miles) that populate the Nuvi
                                      > is a T2 feature...I believe the command is "maxrange" if I remember
                                      > correctly.
                                      >
                                      > I use the Garmin Mappoint to manage my waypoints, so if I need to do a fresh
                                      > reload I hook it up and just reload my saved favorites. I hardly ever do
                                      > this though. I never do it due to full memories because I have maxrange set
                                      > appropriately for my area.
                                      >
                                      > It works really well, and I am very happy with the product and the service
                                      > Scott provides. You will be happy with the T2/Nuvi combo. Be careful

                                      I think I have to disagree. Since I mentioned in my previous post that I'd
                                      like to use the Tracker2/Nuvi 350 combo to track balloons and chase teams,
                                      then I'm sure I would not be happy with it. Balloons have an annoying way
                                      of traveling outside any reasonable "maxrange" limit, even if you are
                                      attempting to keep up with it in a car.

                                      I already have a TH-D7ag and a GPSMAP76CS. The TH-D7ag, which has the "POS
                                      LIMIT" feature (apparently equivalent to the Tracker2 "maxrange" feature),
                                      and the GPSMAP76CS, which in this application (tracking moving targets on a
                                      map) is the equal to the Nuvi 350. Well, to put it simply, they don't do
                                      it for me.

                                      Furthermore, I once read a review of the TH-D7ag, and the reviewer pointed
                                      out that the "POS LIMIT" feature was of very limited value as it didn't (or
                                      wasn't able to) delete the waypoints as they pass outside the range set by
                                      the user. He wrote that you'll severely limit your ability to display APRS
                                      beacons, but will still end up with your waypoint memory full, albeit at a
                                      slightly slower rate, and a "circle of waypoints" will be left on your
                                      display at the set "POS LIMIT" value.

                                      In my own use of the function on my TH-D7ag, I've found that to be
                                      absolutely true. Even more, if you are using the combo in a moving car,
                                      your GPS leaves a trail of non-updated waypoints behind you as they pass
                                      outside the "POS LIMIT" due to your own movement *even* for those waypoints
                                      from stationary trackers along your way.

                                      Also, the accumulation of unwanted waypoints, besides getting co-mingled
                                      with (and difficult to delete from) your own non-APRS waypoints, add
                                      additional clutter to the display and slow up the screen refresh.

                                      If I have access to my laptop wherever I'm doing my tracking, I can do as
                                      you suggest, backup (and restore) my own mostly non-APRS waypoints, but it
                                      is yet another aggravation that I'd like to avoid, and doesn't address the
                                      issue of display clutter and slowdown. BTW, there are other workarounds
                                      such as using APRS Group Names or using a particular waypoint symbol for
                                      waypoints from the TH-D7 (or Tracker2) so that a group "delete by symbol"
                                      can quickly delete them, but these workarounds, like nearly all
                                      workarounds, all have irritations and/or disadvantages of their own.


                                      > though...I think the only Nuvi that is fully-functional at this point is the
                                      > Nuvi 350. The other models may leave breadcrumbs as stations as they move.

                                      Yeah, I suspected that. That is true of other Garmin GPS models as well,
                                      even some handheld models. It is actually dependent on firmware version in
                                      some models. The firmware version I'm using in my GPSMAP76CS (v4.00 I
                                      think) updates existing waypoints with the new position, and doesn't leave
                                      the trail, essentially "moving" the waypoint. I think there have been two
                                      updates to the firmware beyond the version I'm using. According to a
                                      poster in another forum, the newer versions cause a trail of the old
                                      waypoints (with appended sequence numbers) left behind so I haven't
                                      uploaded them. Fortunately for me, the other changes added to those newer
                                      versions, I believe, only affect treatment of names in some foreign
                                      languages, so I don't need them. Some newer models don't have earlier
                                      firmware versions that handled updated waypoints in the way the Nuvi 350
                                      does. Apparently Garmin's programmers had a change of philosophy with
                                      regard to the method of handling duplicate waypoint names 2 or 3 years ago.
                                      I think it was a mistake.


                                      > Search the posts for a listing of compatabilty. Besides you can get some
                                      > very good deals on the 350 now anyways.
                                      >
                                      > Brent, KF4JZY
                                      >
                                      > On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 8:04 AM, Fred Hillhouse <fmhillhouse@...>wrote:
                                      >
                                      >> I don't know how if many GPS units allow deleting waypoints from the
                                      >> communication port. It appears Garmin mostly does not. I say mostly because
                                      >> maybe the newer ones do. That is the first obstacle. The GPS firmware needs
                                      >> updating. Once the GPS is updated, setting a waypoint age limit would be
                                      >> nice. I like the time function on APRS.FI.
                                      >>
                                      >> Range limit, BUDLIST, etc are all nice features.
                                      >>
                                      >> Maybe the best option is a Asus EeePC [cheaper than many GPS units] coupled
                                      >> with the T2, running XASTIR. The mapping options far outstrip every GPS I
                                      >> have ever seen. This is the direction I am heading. Since I am not running
                                      >> XASTIR yet, I don't know if the above features have been implemented.
                                      >>

                                      Too expensive for my pocketbook since I already have a good mapping GPS and
                                      two laptops. IIRC, the first two generations of the eeePC have a number of
                                      limitations to reduce cost and size, so I'd be carful to confirm that it
                                      has the hardware resources to run a useable installation of XASTIR before
                                      plunking down the cash. For example, what source of mapping does XASTIR
                                      use? Is it on a CD/DVD? If so, does the eeePC have a CD/DVD reader or
                                      sufficient mass memory to hold a good collection of maps? If I remember
                                      correctly, XASTIR runs natively under Linux, and I believe the first
                                      versions of the eeePC also run Linux, so you'd probably be OK in that
                                      regard, but I'd check it to be sure.

                                      Barry N4MSJ


                                      >> best regards,
                                      >> Fred
                                      >>
                                      >>
                                      >> *From:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] *On
                                      >> Behalf Of *Barry L. Lankford
                                      >> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 03, 2008 07:46
                                      >> *To:* tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                      >> *Subject:* Re: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                      >>
                                      >> Is the capability to "only display waypoints within a particular range"
                                      >> a
                                      >> Tracker2 capability or a Nuvi350 capability? I ask because I don't
                                      >> presently have either device, but am considering getting one or the other
                                      >> (or both).
                                      >>
                                      >> If this feature is a T2 feature similar to the Kenwood TH-D7ag's setting to
                                      >> restrict positions outside a particular range (APRS Menu item 2-7: "POS
                                      >> LIMIT"), then that might not fix the problem of filling up your GPS
                                      >> receiver's waypoint memory. If the T2 uses the Garmin binary protocol,
                                      >> which I assume it does since it is my understanding the Fleet Management
                                      >> Interface (FMI) with the Nuvi GPSes is essentially an extension of Garmin
                                      >> binary protocol, then it seems like it would be possible for the T2 to
                                      >> delete waypoints from the Nuvi when they fall outside the user set position
                                      >> distance limit. The T2 could do that by issuing Garmin "delete waypoint"
                                      >> commands when the waypoints pass beyond the user set limit.
                                      >>
                                      >> But my question is, does it actually do that? Or does it simply stop
                                      >> updating a waypoint when it passes beyond the user set limit? That's all
                                      >> the TH-D7ag does, and it doesn't really fix the problem of filling up the
                                      >> GPS's waypoint memory. It can help the situation slightly by cutting back
                                      >> on the total number or waypoints sent to the GPS receiver during a period
                                      >> to time, but eventually the GPS would likely still require the user to
                                      >> manually delete waypoints.
                                      >>
                                      >> Another problem with this capability is that it can't be used if the target
                                      >> you want to track is a good ways away, such as a balloon. I would also
                                      >> like a way to minimize the number of Tracker generated waypoints that'll
                                      >> end up being mixed up with those I've saved and want to keep.
                                      >>
                                      >> I've tried to convince both Scott and Byon to add a "callsign/SSID filter"
                                      >> capability to their Tracker2 and TT4 (similar to the BUDLIST and LCALLS
                                      >> capability of a full-blown TNC). This would be very handy for tracking a
                                      >> balloon and the chase teams, maybe up to 8 or 10 callsign/SSIDs of 9 bytes
                                      >> each, but as far as I know, neither of them as implemented that capability.
                                      >>
                                      >> This would also allow easier use of the waypoint output capability with
                                      >> GPSes that can't use Garmin binary protocol and must use the NMEA $GPWPL
                                      >> method.
                                      >>
                                      >> Barry N4MSJ
                                      >>
                                      >> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
                                      >>> Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                      >>>
                                      >>> This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a particular
                                      >> range.
                                      >>> _____
                                      >>>
                                      >>> From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                                      >> tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf

                                      >>> Of Margie and Dave
                                      >>> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                      >>> To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>

                                      >>> Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                      >>>
                                      >>>
                                      >>> Hi Guys,
                                      >>> i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now and got the "My
                                      >>> Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                      >>>
                                      >>> Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error message.
                                      >>>
                                      >>> A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                      >>>
                                      >>> Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                      >>>
                                      >>> 73's
                                      >>> Dave
                                      >>> VA3DK
                                      >>>
                                      >>
                                      >>
                                      >


                                    • Margie and Dave
                                      Hi Elmer, Tnx for the reset info. It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to the Maintenance Mode . The Nuvi is back to factory
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                                        Hi Elmer,

                                        Tnx for the reset info.

                                        It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                        the "Maintenance Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                        again, but now with a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                        that works.

                                        Thanks again.

                                        Dave

                                        --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                        >
                                        > Hi Dave,
                                        > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                                        > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                                        > Elmer
                                        > -
                                        > -- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                        > >
                                        > > Hi John,
                                        > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                                        > >
                                        > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                        > > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                                        > >
                                        > > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                        > > not connected to the data port on the side.
                                        > >
                                        > > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                        > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                        > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                        > >
                                        > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                                        > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                                        > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                                        > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                        > >
                                        > > Dave.
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Hi, Dave,
                                        > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                                        > > data port
                                        > > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Have fun!
                                        > > >
                                        > > > John
                                        > > >
                                        > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                        > > >
                                        > > > > Hi John,
                                        > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                        > > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                                        > outdated
                                        > > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                        > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                        > location OK
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                        > tags that
                                        > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                        > > > > Dave
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                        "john
                                        > > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Dave,
                                        > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to
                                        view
                                        > > > > all the
                                        > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a
                                        right
                                        > > > > click.
                                        > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will
                                        make
                                        > > > > "delete
                                        > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                        > because I
                                        > > > > don't
                                        > > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                        > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                                        > > > > "GPS", then
                                        > > > > > "Display GPS Information". In that dialog box, I added my two
                                        > gps's,
                                        > > > > Garmin
                                        > > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                        > > again,
                                        > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected
                                        the Nuvi
                                        > > > > 350 and
                                        > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared
                                        on the
                                        > > > > screen in
                                        > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > Good luck,
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > John Paterson
                                        > > > > > KC5LAA
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                                        > > > > > > Some success here...
                                        > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but
                                        with the
                                        > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                        > > (waypoint)
                                        > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to
                                        stop the
                                        > > > > > > error message tho...
                                        > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                                        > > file setup
                                        > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                        > > creation?
                                        > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                        > > again.
                                        > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                                        > short
                                        > > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                                        > > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                                        > > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                        > > like the
                                        > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                        > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                        > guys.
                                        > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                        > quite a
                                        > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                        > > > > > > Beacons OK!
                                        > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                        > into FMI
                                        > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                        "DESPATCH"
                                        > > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                                        > spell
                                        > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                        > > after the
                                        > > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting...I thought it would fall
                                        > > back
                                        > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                        > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                                        > > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(..lots of manual waypoint
                                        > > deletions to
                                        > > > > > > go yet...
                                        > > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                        > > > > locations(waypoints)?
                                        > > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                        > > I had
                                        > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                                        > > memory tho...
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                        > > > > > > 73's
                                        > > > > > > Dave.
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                        > > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                                        > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>, "Fred
                                        > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                                        > > > > delete all
                                        > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                                        > > back in.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                                        > > without
                                        > > > > > > maps. I
                                        > > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                        > > ExpertGPS
                                        > > > > > > will play
                                        > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                        > fine. I
                                        > > > > don't
                                        > > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                                        > > function. I
                                        > > > > > > don't
                                        > > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                        > > > > > > > Fred
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > _____
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
                                        > > <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com><tracker2%
                                        > > > > 40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:
                                        > > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                        <tracker2%
                                        > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>] On
                                        > > > > > > Behalf
                                        > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                        > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                        > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com <tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > <tracker2%
                                        > > > > 40yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                        Full"
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                                        > > > > > > > TIA.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > Dave.
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                        > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                        > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@> wrote:
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                                        > > > > particular
                                        > > > > > > > range.
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > _____
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                        > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                                        > > > > > > s.com
                                        > > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroup
                                        > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > s.com] On
                                        > > > > > > > Behalf
                                        > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                        > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                        > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                        > > > > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoogroups.com>>
                                        > > > > > > s.com
                                        > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                        > > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                        and got
                                        > > > > the "My
                                        > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                                        > > > > message.
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > > > 73's
                                        > > > > > > > > Dave
                                        > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                        > > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > > >
                                        > > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > >
                                        >
                                      • Elmer Sharp
                                        Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I sure wish Garmin
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                                          Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big
                                          string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I
                                          sure wish Garmin would listen to our woes and do something about it. OR
                                          do you have the NUVI 350 which is the only one that currently cleans up
                                          the crumbs-- if so consider yourself lucky, but my 650 screen is a lot
                                          nicer. I have used both 350 with a Red Cross project and my personal
                                          NUVI is a 650 so I get to see both.

                                          Elmer

                                          Margie and Dave wrote:
                                          >
                                          > Hi Elmer,
                                          >
                                          > Tnx for the reset info.
                                          >
                                          > It was holding the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                          > the "Maintenance Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                          > again, but now with a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                          > that works.
                                          >
                                          > Thanks again.
                                          >
                                          > Dave
                                          >
                                          > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                          > "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                          > >
                                          > > Hi Dave,
                                          > > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to address
                                          > > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted waypoints.
                                          > > Elmer
                                          > > -
                                          > > -- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>,
                                          > "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Hi John,
                                          > > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my XP sp2 also.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                          > > > the "Display GPS Information" from the Menu.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > My Nuvi stays in FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                          > > > not connected to the data port on the side.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > I think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                          > > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                          > > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                          > > >
                                          > > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is not
                                          > > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed to be in
                                          > > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have found an
                                          > > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                          > > >
                                          > > > Dave.
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Hi, Dave,
                                          > > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and mini USB at the
                                          > > > data port
                                          > > > > of the Nuvi. It worked just fine!
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > Have fun!
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > John
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                          > > > >
                                          > > > > > Hi John,
                                          > > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS again.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > I assume you connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                          > > > > > adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map screen of the
                                          > > outdated
                                          > > > > > APRS tags. I left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                          > > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                          > > location OK
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > It would be neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                          > > tags that
                                          > > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                          > > > > > Dave
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> ,
                                          > "john
                                          > > > > > paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > Dave,
                                          > > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350 this morning. I was able to
                                          > view
                                          > > > > > all the
                                          > > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete function appears on a
                                          > right
                                          > > > > > click.
                                          > > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click will
                                          > make
                                          > > > > > "delete
                                          > > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                          > > because I
                                          > > > > > don't
                                          > > > > > > have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                          > > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I selected
                                          > > > > > "GPS", then
                                          > > > > > > "Display GPS Information" . In that dialog box, I added my two
                                          > > gps's,
                                          > > > > > Garmin
                                          > > > > > > 76C and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                          > > > again,
                                          > > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS Information, then selected
                                          > the Nuvi
                                          > > > > > 350 and
                                          > > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi waypoints appeared
                                          > on the
                                          > > > > > screen in
                                          > > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > Good luck,
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > John Paterson
                                          > > > > > > KC5LAA
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@> wrote:
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > Tnx Fred,
                                          > > > > > > > Some success here...
                                          > > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function but
                                          > with the
                                          > > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                          > > > (waypoint)
                                          > > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a few to
                                          > stop the
                                          > > > > > > > error message tho...
                                          > > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but need to understand the
                                          > > > file setup
                                          > > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                          > > > creation?
                                          > > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                          > > > again.
                                          > > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas tho.... Hmmmm a
                                          > > short
                                          > > > > > > > sighted Nuvi?
                                          > > > > > > > So now I can message to and from other APRS on VHF OK.
                                          > > > > > > > Have not found a way to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                          > > > like the
                                          > > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                          > > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                          > > guys.
                                          > > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                          > > quite a
                                          > > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                          > > > > > > > Beacons OK!
                                          > > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                          > > into FMI
                                          > > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                          > "DESPATCH"
                                          > > > > > > > probably their programming was by an off shore guy without a
                                          > > spell
                                          > > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                          > > > after the
                                          > > > > > > > cables are removed. Very interesting. ..I thought it would
                                          > fall
                                          > > > back
                                          > > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                          > > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in "Garmin"
                                          > > > > > > > protocol not standard NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint
                                          > > > deletions to
                                          > > > > > > > go yet...
                                          > > > > > > > Does anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                          > > > > > locations(waypoints )?
                                          > > > > > > > Did use the Garmin POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                          > > > I had
                                          > > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on Location
                                          > > > memory tho...
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                          > > > > > > > 73's
                                          > > > > > > > Dave.
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                          > > > <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                          > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>, "Fred
                                          > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is easy. First, I
                                          > > > > > delete all
                                          > > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the waypoints
                                          > > > back in.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint management. EasyGPS is free and
                                          > > > without
                                          > > > > > > > maps. I
                                          > > > > > > > > also have an older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                          > > > ExpertGPS
                                          > > > > > > > will play
                                          > > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                          > > fine. I
                                          > > > > > don't
                                          > > > > > > > > believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do the same waypoint management
                                          > > > function. I
                                          > > > > > > > don't
                                          > > > > > > > > know. I have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                          > > > > > > > > Fred
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > _____
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
                                          > > > <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                          > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com> [mailto:
                                          > > > > > > > tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                          > <tracker2%
                                          > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>] On
                                          > > > > > > > Behalf
                                          > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                          > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                          > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                          > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                          > > > <tracker2%
                                          > > > > > 40yahoogroups. com>
                                          > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                          > Full"
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Tnx for the suggestion.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > If so how do you do this?
                                          > > > > > > > > TIA.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > Dave.
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                          > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                          > groups.com>
                                          > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                          > > > > > > > > Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > Have you tried deleting waypoints?
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying waypoints within a
                                          > > > > > particular
                                          > > > > > > > > range.
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > _____
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                          > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                          > groups.com>
                                          > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                          > > > > > > > s.com
                                          > > > > > > > > [mailto:tracker2@ yahoogroup
                                          > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                          > groups.com>
                                          > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > s.com] On
                                          > > > > > > > > Behalf
                                          > > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                          > > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                          > > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                          > > > > > <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                          > groups.com>
                                          > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                          > > > > > > > s.com
                                          > > > > > > > > > Subject: [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                          > > > > > > > > > i have been running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                          > and got
                                          > > > > > the "My
                                          > > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is Full" message this morning.
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > Tried powering down, resetting etc but still get the error
                                          > > > > > message.
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > > > 73's
                                          > > > > > > > > > Dave
                                          > > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                          > > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > > >
                                          > > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > > >
                                          > > > >
                                          > > >
                                          > >
                                          >
                                          >
                                        • Randy Love
                                          Well, maybe it s just my Nuvi 360, but I don t have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints. The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found
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                                            Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                            The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the waypoints by going here:
                                             
                                            Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                             
                                            and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand corner.
                                             
                                            Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance Menu and is a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                            I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my messages or other settings.
                                            Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                             
                                            I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It doesn't ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                            Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                             
                                            73,
                                            Randy
                                            WF5X
                                             
                                            Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 10:56 PM
                                            Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"

                                            Glad to hear it is working out for you OK. Now you will get a big
                                            string of cookie crumbs from your packets that will fill it up again. I
                                            sure wish Garmin would listen to our woes and do something about it. OR
                                            do you have the NUVI 350 which is the only one that currently cleans up
                                            the crumbs-- if so consider yourself lucky, but my 650 screen is a lot
                                            nicer. I have used both 350 with a Red Cross project and my personal
                                            NUVI is a 650 so I get to see both.

                                            Elmer

                                            Margie and Dave wrote:

                                            >
                                            > Hi
                                            Elmer,
                                            >
                                            > Tnx for the reset info.
                                            >
                                            > It was holding
                                            the top left corner on my Nuvi that reset it back to
                                            > the "Maintenance
                                            Mode". The Nuvi is back to factory setup now to try
                                            > again, but now with
                                            a very limited MAXRANGE on the OT2m and see how
                                            > that
                                            works.
                                            >
                                            > Thanks again.
                                            >
                                            > Dave
                                            >
                                            > --- In
                                            tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                            > "EM Sharp" <wa2ysm@...> wrote:
                                            > >
                                            > > Hi
                                            Dave,
                                            > > I suggest you read/reread my posting #4729. I attempted to
                                            address
                                            > > your question on clearing FMI mode and erasing unwanted
                                            waypoints.
                                            > > Elmer
                                            > > -
                                            > > -- In
                                            tracker2@yahoogroup s.com <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>,
                                            > "Margie and Dave" <va3dk@> wrote:
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Hi John,
                                            > > > I am using EasyGPS verion 2.9.4 the latest on my
                                            XP sp2 also.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > I tried the Nuvi via USB but no
                                            recognition by EasyGPS when I selected
                                            > > > the "Display GPS
                                            Information" from the Menu.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > My Nuvi stays in
                                            FMI mode even when the Garmin data(serial) cable is
                                            > > > not
                                            connected to the data port on the side.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > I
                                            think your Nuvi may not be in FMI mode and that may account for
                                            > > > EasyGPS not seeing my Nuvi. Does anyone know how to froce the Nuvi
                                            > > > back into the regular non FMI mode?
                                            > > >
                                            > > > The EasyGPS Help does lilst the supported Garmin but the Nuvi is
                                            not
                                            > > > on their list. Also the Help indicated the Garmin's needed
                                            to be in
                                            > > > 4800 NEMA setup to work with EasyGPS. Maybe you have
                                            found an
                                            > > > undocunented feature of the EasyGPS program.
                                            > > >
                                            > > > Dave.
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > > > --- In
                                            tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Hi,
                                            Dave,
                                            > > > > No. I used a USB cable. USB at the computer, and
                                            mini USB at the
                                            > > > data port
                                            > > > > of the Nuvi.
                                            It worked just fine!
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > Have
                                            fun!
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > John
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Margie and Dave
                                            <va3dk@> wrote:
                                            > > > >
                                            > > > > > Hi
                                            John,
                                            > > > > > Tnx for the info, I will try EasyGPS
                                            again.
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > I assume you
                                            connected to a serial port (or USB serial
                                            > > > > >
                                            adapter)directly, not via null modem crossover.
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > That will make it easier to clear the Nuvi map
                                            screen of the
                                            > > outdated
                                            > > > > > APRS tags. I
                                            left the system on for a day or so and the map screen
                                            > > > > > was so full of tags. If I zoomed in I could find the exact
                                            > >
                                            location OK
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > > It would be
                                            neat if there was a way to clear the Nuvi map of
                                            > > tags that
                                            > > > > > were no longer present. Could be quite complicated.
                                            > > > > > Dave
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > >
                                            --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> ,
                                            > "john
                                            > > > > > paterson jr"
                                            <jpaterjr@> wrote:
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > Dave,
                                            > > > > > > Re: EasyGPS
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > I tried EasyGPS with my Nuvi 350
                                            this morning. I was able to
                                            > view
                                            > > > > > all
                                            the
                                            > > > > > > waypoints in EasyGPS. Also, the delete
                                            function appears on a
                                            > right
                                            > > > > > click.
                                            > > > > > > You can even make multiple selections and a right click
                                            will
                                            > make
                                            > > > > > "delete
                                            > > > > > > waypoints" available. I didn't try to actually delete any
                                            > >
                                            because I
                                            > > > > > don't
                                            > > > > > >
                                            have any waypoints I want to delete, but you might try it again.
                                            > > > > > > I am using Windows XP SP2. In EasyGPS, at menu bar, I
                                            selected
                                            > > > > > "GPS", then
                                            > > > > > > "Display GPS Information" . In that dialog box, I added my two
                                            > >
                                            gps's,
                                            > > > > > Garmin
                                            > > > > > > 76C
                                            and Nuvi 350. Then after a reboot of the PC, I ran EasyGPS
                                            > > >
                                            again,
                                            > > > > > > Selected GPS, then Display GPS
                                            Information, then selected
                                            > the Nuvi
                                            > > > > > 350
                                            and
                                            > > > > > > clicked OK. Almost immediately the Nuvi
                                            waypoints appeared
                                            > on the
                                            > > > > > screen in
                                            > > > > > > the lower left-hand window of EasyGPS.
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > Good luck,
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > John Paterson
                                            > > > > > > KC5LAA
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@>
                                            wrote:
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            Tnx Fred,
                                            > > > > > > > Some success here...
                                            > > > > > > > You are right deleting waypoints is a GPS function
                                            but
                                            > with the
                                            > > > > > > > Nuvi350 I have to
                                            delete from "My Favorites" each location
                                            > > > (waypoint)
                                            > > > > > > > individually. Quite a daunting challenge. Did a
                                            few to
                                            > stop the
                                            > > > > > > > error message
                                            tho...
                                            > > > > > > > Looked into the Nuvi via the PC but
                                            need to understand the
                                            > > > file setup
                                            > > > > > > > before any tweaking there. Is the Nuvi another canned Linux
                                            > > > creation?
                                            > > > > > > > Tnx Scott, I set
                                            "MAXRANGE" to minimize filling up the memory
                                            > > > again.
                                            > > > > > > > Rather cuts the map usage to close by areas
                                            tho.... Hmmmm a
                                            > > short
                                            > > > > > > > sighted
                                            Nuvi?
                                            > > > > > > > So now I can message to and from
                                            other APRS on VHF OK.
                                            > > > > > > > Have not found a way
                                            to message to APRS guys via the internet
                                            > > > like the
                                            > > > > > > > D710's do. Any suggestions?
                                            > > > > > > > Still meets my interest of mobile monitoring of nearby APRS
                                            > > guys.
                                            > > > > > > > Seems to require a bit of
                                            tweaking to keep it running. Not
                                            > > quite a
                                            > > > > > > > plug and pray tho...
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            Beacons OK!
                                            > > > > > > > After plugging in the Garmin
                                            dfata cable the Nuvi does go
                                            > > into FMI
                                            > > > > > > > mode. Mine does go into FMI by adding a button called
                                            >
                                            "DESPATCH"
                                            > > > > > > > probably their programming was
                                            by an off shore guy without a
                                            > > spell
                                            > > > > > > > checker on their computer! Oh yes my Nuvi stays in FMI even
                                            > > > after the
                                            > > > > > > > cables are removed.
                                            Very interesting. ..I thought it would
                                            > fall
                                            > > >
                                            back
                                            > > > > > > > the former non FMI mode.
                                            > > > > > > > Tried EasyGPS only to find out the Nuvi talks only in
                                            "Garmin"
                                            > > > > > > > protocol not standard
                                            NEMA...:-(.. lots of manual waypoint
                                            > > > deletions to
                                            > > > > > > > go yet...
                                            > > > > > > > Does
                                            anyone have an easier way to remove unwanted
                                            > > > > >
                                            locations(waypoints )?
                                            > > > > > > > Did use the Garmin
                                            POI loader to remove a few of the POI lists
                                            > > > I had
                                            > > > > > > > in the Nuvi. Not sure if this has any effect on
                                            Location
                                            > > > memory tho...
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > Lots to learn and apply.
                                            > > > > > > > 73's
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            Dave.
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>
                                            > > >
                                            <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                            > > > > >
                                            40yahoogroups. com>, "Fred
                                            > > > > > > > Hillhouse"
                                            <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > I keep a waypoint file so reloading my GPS is
                                            easy. First, I
                                            > > > > > delete all
                                            > > > > > > > > waypoints in GPS [GPS function], then load the
                                            waypoints
                                            > > > back in.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > I use ExpertGPS for waypoint
                                            management. EasyGPS is free and
                                            > > > without
                                            > > > > > > > maps. I
                                            > > > > > > > > also have an
                                            older GPS V. I do not know how the Nuvi and
                                            > > > ExpertGPS
                                            > > > > > > > will play
                                            > > > > > > > > together. I suspect that using the serial port will work
                                            > > fine.
                                            I
                                            > > > > > don't
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            believe USB GPS connection is supported yet.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > I imagine Mapsource can do
                                            the same waypoint management
                                            > > > function. I
                                            > > > > > > > don't
                                            > > > > > > > > know. I
                                            have it but only use it for loading maps.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > Best regards,
                                            > > > > > > > > Fred
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > _____
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > From: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com>
                                            > > >
                                            <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com> <tracker2%
                                            > > > > >
                                            40yahoogroups. com> [mailto:
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                            > <tracker2%
                                            > > > > > 40yahoogroups.
                                            com>] On
                                            > > > > > > > Behalf
                                            > > > > > > > > Of Margie and Dave
                                            > > > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 22:46
                                            > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup s.com
                                            >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com> <tracker2%40yahoogr oups.com>
                                            > > > <tracker2%
                                            > > > > >
                                            40yahoogroups. com>
                                            > > > > > > > > Subject:
                                            [tracker2] Re: Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is
                                            > Full"
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > Tnx for
                                            the suggestion.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > Do you use the PC to delete waypoints?
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > If so
                                            how do you do this?
                                            > > > > > > > > TIA.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            Dave.
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup
                                            > > > > >
                                            <mailto:tracker2% 40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                            >
                                            groups.com>
                                            > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                            groups.com>
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > s.com, "Fred
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            Hillhouse" <fmhillhouse@ > wrote:
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > Have you tried
                                            deleting waypoints?
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > This is a good use of only displaying
                                            waypoints within a
                                            > > > > > particular
                                            > > > > > > > > range.
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > _____
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > From:
                                            tracker2@yahoogroup
                                            > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                            40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                            > groups.com>
                                            > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                            > > > > > > > s.com
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            [mailto:tracker2@ yahoogroup
                                            > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                            40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                            > groups.com>
                                            > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com>
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > s.com] On
                                            > > > > > > > > Behalf
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            Of Margie and Dave
                                            > > > > > > > > > Sent:
                                            Tuesday, September 02, 2008 11:44
                                            > > > > > > > > > To: tracker2@yahoogroup
                                            > > > > > <mailto:tracker2%
                                            40yahoogroups. com <tracker2%2540yahoo
                                            > groups.com>
                                            > > > > > <tracker2%2540yahoo groups.com> >
                                            > > > > > > > s.com
                                            > > > > > > > > > Subject:
                                            [tracker2] Nuvi350 "My Locations Memory is Full"
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > Hi Guys,
                                            > > > > > > > > > i have been
                                            running the Nuvi350 for a day or so now
                                            > and got
                                            > > > > > the "My
                                            > > > > > > > > > Locations Memory is
                                            Full" message this morning.
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > Tried powering down,
                                            resetting etc but still get the error
                                            > > > > >
                                            message.
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > A search of the group did not find a fix.
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > Has anyone found a fix to get it working again?
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > > > 73's
                                            > > > > > > > > > Dave
                                            > > > > > > > > > VA3DK
                                            > > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > > >
                                            > > > > > >
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > > >
                                            > > > >
                                            > > >
                                            > >
                                            >
                                            >

                                          • john paterson jr
                                            I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into Dispatch mode, I can go to Where To? - My Locations , and in the lower right corner there
                                            Message 21 of 28 , Sep 5, 2008
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                                              I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into Dispatch mode, I can go to "Where To?"->"My Locations", and in the lower right corner there is a button to "Delete All". Tapping that button brings message, "Are you sure you want to delete all Favorites and Custom POIs?" So that also avoids deleting points one by one or the complete reset.

                                              John Paterson

                                              On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Randy Love <rlove31@...> wrote:

                                              Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                              The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the waypoints by going here:
                                               
                                              Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                               
                                              and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand corner.
                                               
                                              Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance Menu and is a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                              I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my messages or other settings.
                                              Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                               
                                              I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It doesn't ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                              Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                               
                                              73,
                                              Randy
                                              WF5X
                                               

                                              .



                                            • Margie and Dave
                                              Hi John, With the Nuvi in FMI, and in My Locations I found the delete button that works great, TNX. This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least
                                              Message 22 of 28 , Sep 7, 2008
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                                                Hi John,

                                                With the Nuvi in FMI, and in "My Locations" I found the delete button
                                                that works great, TNX.

                                                This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least when the
                                                screen fills again, up only the new active tags will be seen and the
                                                "old" tags will not been there.

                                                Great help, thanks.

                                                Dave.


                                                --- In tracker2@yahoogroups.com, "john paterson jr" <jpaterjr@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > I just found out that on my Nuvi 350, which has never been put into
                                                Dispatch
                                                > mode, I can go to "Where To?"->"My Locations", and in the lower
                                                right corner
                                                > there is a button to "Delete All". Tapping that button brings
                                                message, "Are
                                                > you sure you want to delete all Favorites and Custom POIs?" So that also
                                                > avoids deleting points one by one or the complete reset.
                                                > John Paterson
                                                >
                                                > On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 10:16 PM, Randy Love <rlove31@...> wrote:
                                                >
                                                > > Well, maybe it's just my Nuvi 360, but I don't have to go to the
                                                > > Maintenance Menu at startup to delete all my waypoints.
                                                > > The 360 does cookie crumb, but I found that I can delete all the
                                                waypoints
                                                > > by going here:
                                                > >
                                                > > Dispatch->Find Location->My Locations
                                                > >
                                                > > and then pressing the Delete All button in the lower right hand
                                                corner.
                                                > >
                                                > > Sure beats the complete reset that happens via the Maintenance
                                                Menu and is
                                                > > a lot quicker than deleting the points one by one.
                                                > > I can do this at any time to clear excessive waypoints but not lose my
                                                > > messages or other settings.
                                                > > Having MAXRANGE set to a usable value is important too.
                                                > >
                                                > > I have used EasyGPS to get and put waypoints to my Nuvi 360. It
                                                doesn't
                                                > > ever seem to load the files I put back on it tho.
                                                > > Anyone have ideas about why that is so?
                                                > >
                                                > > 73,
                                                > > Randy
                                                > > WF5X
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > .
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                >
                                              • john paterson jr
                                                Dave, It has been a long round-about discussion, but I m glad to hear that the delete button is still there in FMI. I hope to get one of Scott s Kenwood-Nuvi
                                                Message 23 of 28 , Sep 7, 2008
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                                                  Dave, It has been a long round-about discussion, but I'm glad to hear that the delete button is still there in FMI. I hope to get one of Scott's Kenwood-Nuvi protocol translators fairly soon, so I can experiment with mapping of APRS mobiles, also.

                                                  John

                                                  On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 8:07 PM, Margie and Dave <va3dk@...> wrote:

                                                  Hi John,

                                                  With the Nuvi in FMI, and in "My Locations" I found the delete button
                                                  that works great, TNX.

                                                  This makes the screen refresh a very easy now. At least when the
                                                  screen fills again, up only the new active tags will be seen and the
                                                  "old" tags will not been there.

                                                  Great help, thanks.

                                                  Dave.

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