Re: [tracker2] Questions
- View SourceNigel VE1NPS wrote...
> Haven't got to actually configuring yet. But with your help..... HaveGo for it... connect it and get it programmed so you can start playing
> been going through the "book" and still not quite clear on a some
> 1)A comment is made re appropriate Garmins and Magellans that can beDunno, but if the Magellan has a serial port and can put out NMEA at
> used as the 350. Which Magellan's?
4800 bps, the T2 should work with it. However, not GPS receiver will be
accept waypoints uploaded to it. Don't you want to connect the cool
Nuvi 350 though? Without FMI mode and the ability send and receive
APRS messages, and reprogram the T2 from the Nuvi, it's just
another dumbed down GPS receiver.
> 2)I take it the modular jack is not normally used? Only the DB9sThe radio and serial connectors on the back are DE-9s. The modular jack
is the accessory connector.
> 3)In programming, it states using a null connector when connected toIt's the same animal. Ground plus pins 2 and 3 transposed. That's all
> the PC. That's the reverse unit as sold by Byonics in programming the
> TT3, etc.?
you need. I happen to use a full null modem cable, but only those three
connections are needed.
> 4)The 12 volts for the T2...........comes only in on the DB9 "Radio"You can feed power in the power connector or on pin 7 of the radio
> connector? Cannot solder wires to points within case and then pass
> them through grommeted hole in case? That would allow wires externally
> to be fitted with Anderson connectors.Yes, I realize you can still
> attach Anderson connectors to the lines from the "Radio" DB9.
connector. The grommeted hole would normally be used to turn a radio on
and off, but there's no reason you can't run your own cable in there to
power the T2 if you don't want to use the regular power connector or the
> As a point of interest, I read an article in a "Ham" magazine latelyThat is absolutely correct! I'm as used to calling it a DB-9 as the next
> that stated the DB9 is a misnomer. It is actually a DE9.
guy, but I'm trying to quit. I'm going to have to sell off a couple of
bags of DB-9s and buy new DE-9 connectors though!
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"