[Loadstone] [Bulk] Re: [Bulk] Re: a WASS question

Jim Noseworthy jim.noseworthy at rogers.com
Thu Jul 30 00:14:47 BST 2009


Shawn

the I-Blue 737A+ uses the MTK MT3329 ChipSet. That's why we are wondering 
about the waas issue.

Cheers.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 8:02 PM
Subject: [Bulk] Re: [Loadstone] [Bulk] Re: a WASS question


> Loadstone can pretty much support reading from any bluetooth receiver that 
> uses standard nmea sentences. However, each manufacturer seems to have a 
> bad habit of using different commands for doing different things, at least 
> as far as the sirf chipset goes. If the receiver uses an mtk chipset then 
> things should work propperly, it might just be a matter of activating the 
> right commands. If the receiver uses a different chipset (I think there 
> may be one or two others out there) then it's anyone's guess as to what 
> the commands are.
>
> On Wed, 29 Jul 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>
>> Shawn:
>>
>> I was under the impression that Loadstone did support the 737 A+ Wireless 
>> GPS Receiver.
>>
>> Am I in error here?
>>
>> Thanks much.
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" 
>> <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:49 PM
>> Subject: [Bulk] Re: [Loadstone] a WASS question
>>
>>
>>> The receiver is probably using a command set we don't know. In that case 
>>> loadstone can't send the propper command to activate waas. Unfortunately 
>>> manufacturers don't always document the commands they use.
>>>
>>> On Tue, 28 Jul 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Folks:
>>>>
>>>> I am using an E71 with Loadstone and a BT A Plus GPS receiver.
>>>>
>>>> Using the Braillenote GPS, I am able to acquire a GPS reading of waas, 
>>>> three metres, 9 satellites.
>>>>
>>>> Leaving the GPS receiver in the same position, while using Loadstone, I 
>>>> receive an accuracy of 7.6 metres and a three dementional differential 
>>>> GPS fix.
>>>>
>>>> I am not able to acquire waas.  Waas is turned on.  However, even if I 
>>>> turn it off, my readings are exactly the same.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be appreciated all over the place.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> " He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot 
>>>> lose. "
>>>> Jim Elliot,
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