GPS and Navman Pin

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 13:36
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To all GPS guru's,

Do any of you know how to make a Navman Pin Pocket PC (with GPS) work with Oziexplorer software. The Navman would appreciate HELP as it is currently dangling over a bucket of water. Not long now.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:59

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:59
Good luck,

I have been trying to get one to work with soaring software. I can't get it to work with anything but the Navman software.

David
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Reply By: Member - Robert R (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:14

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:14
Maybe we have a Navman sale. Mine also will only work with the SmartSt software
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Reply By: Member - Algee (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:07

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:07
I purchased the Navman Software and GPS unit seperate from my Toshiba PDA and it works fine (the GPS) on the laptop via bluetooth. The Navman software is also hanging over a bucket though because they haven't updated their streets in years and the bloody thing cant fins half the new street up my way. I have sent 3 emails asking for a update date but they just dont reply. Too many other options to put up with this crap.
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:31

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:31
The problem we have is not with the Navman software but with the interface betwen the built in GPS and other software. I don;t own the one I have been working on, it belongs to a fellow glider pilot, so I can't keep it long enough to really go over it. It seems we can;t interface with the GPS regardless of port settings. I suspect Navman software somehow hogs the port. I suspect deleting navman and reinstalling other software (oziexplore or whatever) will solve the problem, but I don't have the unit now to try that.
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:21

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:21
Easy, just like any other PDA with external GPS but this one is internal.

I got one and don't have any problems.

All software (including the smartST) is separate to the PDA- GPS.

The GPS talks to the Operating system on com 2.

The only difference between this PDA and a pure GPS only or an external GPS is that the internal GPS will dump the almanac if a fix it not obtained making the next boot a little slower that is all...

I use Oziexplorer CE, Franson GPS port sharing sofware and Smart ST Version 3 (latest) which I upgraded from the other one without any issues.

Will
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Reply By: Member - Jason F (NSW) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:55

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 18:55
I have the NavMan PIN and had to close the GPS port for other GPS software to use it.
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Reply By: lc_120man - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:41

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:41
You have to close the GPS port or do a "cold reset" in order to use
other GPS software. There is only one GPS port and if it is used,
other GPS software can't use it. The other option is to buy
GPSGate software - which will allow you to use the same GPS port
by different software at the same time
GPSGate

Navman just about to release this or next week mapping update which
will be current to UBD 2003 edition, cost about $135. There is going
to be other update in April/March which will make it current to UBD 2005

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Follow Up By: Member - Robert R (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 13:48

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 13:48
More help if you can please. I purchased the GPSGATE software and all seems to be working fine with it. The icon turns to green after a while indicating that the GPS has a fix. The problem is that the OziExplorer CE Version will not turn on. I have tried all the ports and still no communication with the GPS. It has to be something simple that will make me feel like a dodo later.

Regards,

Robert
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Follow Up By: lc_120man - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 08:05

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 08:05
You might need to configure more than just port settings, i.e
baud rate, chip used (i.e. SIRF), etc. If you still having problems
please ask the question on OziExplorer list, I am sure there wll
be someone there who got simmilar config.
OziUsers

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Member - Robert R (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:29

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 16:29
To all,

Thanks for your responses. Each is good and all head for the same thing, the port. I will try the Franson port sharing software and see what happens.

Again Many thanks. This forum is a great idea.
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