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Re: [gpsd-users] Inexpensive GPS with PPS search continues.

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] Inexpensive GPS with PPS search continues.
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:46:40 -0700

Yo Roger!

On Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:37:17 +0000
Roger Oberholtzer <address@hidden> wrote:

> Thanks for all the feedback on my search for a low-end GPS receiver
> with PPS. When we finish our searches, I will at least report on the
> receivers we tried. Work continues.

Cool.  I hope you include the GR-601W, GR-701W and GR-801W in your

There are also many good HATS for Rasberry Pi's: Uputrinics, Adafruit,
and many others.

So the market is wide open, but I suspect your needs are ore narrow.
Be sure to mention your needs, before mentioning particular products.
USB, Serial, HAT, weather proof, etc.

> Another interesting point was brought up here: configuration without
> the need to run a Windows program. Sometimes these will run via Wine.
> Sometimes not. Is there any Linux app that allows configuration of
> some select receivers? Given that these things are receiver-specific,
> I would imagine not. But I have a feeling I saw some reference to
> this sort of thing somewhere. Anyone know about this type of thing?

gpsctl can configure the speed, and ascii/binary modes of many GPS.
gpsd also sends config packets to many GPS to put them in sane modes.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
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