[Loadstone] Anyone know a gps that does not have a static threshold?

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Fri Nov 24 02:34:08 GMT 2006

One thing to keep in mind is if you switch the gps receiver to sirf mode be 
sure to switch back to nmea mode before trying to use the receiver with 
loadstone. If you don't do this loadstone will be able to connect to the 
receiver but won't be able to get any data.

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006, Rob Melchers wrote:

> Yes, you can use SiRFDemo 3.81 (Copyright © 2005 SiRF Technology, Inc) with 
> JAWS and get the job done. The best way to go is to start in random mode with 
> no receiver attached, to get a feel of the layout and the menu's. However, 
> it's not a 'trial and error' sort of program. You can render a receiver 
> useless by disconnecting in SiRF mode, the program will not issue any 
> warnings. The menu's are accessible, the graphics in the toolbar can be 
> labeled and the JAWS cursor gives you a good view. I've gott the manual that 
> came with V2.x and a 'how to switch off Static Navigation' document and will 
> include that in the package. All previous warnings still apply!
> Rob
> At 11/23/2006, you wrote:
>> Can't you change to SIRF3 protocol via the menus, then most things appear 
>> to be mostly accessible to Jaws.
>> Cheers,
>> Brett.
>>  -----Original Message-----
>> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com 
>> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com]On Behalf Of Rob Melchers
>> Sent: Thursday, 23 November 2006 4:27 AM
>> To: General discussion pertaining to the Loadstone GPS program
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Anyone know a gps that does not have a static 
>> threshold?
>> The bt338 and GPSlim236 receivers by Holux are now shipping with Static 
>> Navigation turned off, as far as I know. About 7 months ago, they had SN 
>> on. Some resellers may have had old stock and that's why some of us have 
>> purchased a receiver with SN in the 'car mode'. SN is a feature that can be 
>> turned off by means of a program that is used by developers and 
>> manufacturers called SIRFDEMO. In fact, it's a piece of cake if you can see 
>> and know what you are doing. However, if you rely on a screenreader it's a 
>> 'no go'. Basic communication with GPS receivers runs via NMEA messages, but 
>> there's a binary connection that allows for the fine tuning of SiRF3* 
>> chipsets. If you make a mistake in binary mode, e.g. you hit the wrong key 
>> while searching for the right menu, or switch the communication between 
>> your computer and the receiver off at the wrong moment, you're stuck with a 
>> receiver that's not accessible anymore. There's a work-around in that you 
>> take out the battery and wait for 24 hours, until the CMos battery has 
>> died. That resets the receiver back to factory mode and you can have 
>> another go. In short, don't do it if you don't have experience with this 
>> kind of stuff. Then again, if you know someone with good computer skills 
>> and a pair of working eyes, there's your solution. I've got the program 
>> here, and if you are willing to take a risk, just mail me and I'll send it 
>> to you. But don't complain when things go wrong.
>> The RoyalTec 2001 and 2010 have SN turned off and I also use the Adapt 
>> AD750 that comes with SN off.
>> Rob
>> At 11/22/2006, you wrote:
>>> Aedan O'Meara wrote:
>>> > Hi list,
>>> > Does anyone know a make of gps that does not have a static threshold?
>>> For what it is worth, my receiver is an Adapt AD 750 and I haven't got any
>>> of the trouble you described.
>>> But I don't know if it uses static navigation or not. I just bought this 
>>> one
>>> because it is small and because I could get it for a very nice price.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Miranda
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