[Loadstone] Wass announcement.

Jim Noseworthy jim.noseworthy at rogers.com
Sun Mar 29 13:36:30 BST 2009


Hi Shawn:

I do have the new I-Blue receiver and, as I stated, when using the 
Braillenote GPS, I have no problem receiving WAAS.  I am not able to receive 
that message using Loadstone.

Thanks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.


> If you get waas or not is going to depend on your receiver. Just because 
> you
> have waas turned on in loadstone doesn't mean it actually is. If you're
> using an mtk-based receiver like the holux m1000 then the gps commands 
> have
> no effect and waas will be whatever the receiver's default is. If you're
> using a sirf iii-based receiver then the command to turn waas on/off may 
> or
> may not work, different receivers have different commands with no way to
> detect what they should be. The receiver's waas may be on but you're not
> getting the signal. Basically, if you don't see waas don't be surprised 
> and
> if you do see it then be plesantly surprised.
>
> On Sun, 29 Mar 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>
>> Kerry:
>>
>> Thanks for your response.
>>
>> I do have WAAS set to turn on by default.  the question I have is, is 
>> anyone
>> able to acquire WAAS using Loadstone?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Kerry and Gemma Hoath" <kerryandgemma at gotss.net>
>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 9:35 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.
>>
>>
>>> Waas is not on on most receivers by default as far as I know or 
>>> loadstone
>>> does not see it.
>>> try gps submenu and then set waas on.
>>> Should stay on until power cycle.
>>>
>>> problem is commands to enable and disable Waas are receiver specific,
>>> loadstone has support for SiRF3 and soon support for mtk.
>>> Braillenote gps knows what receivers it uses so can control WAAS.
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Jim Noseworthy" <jim.noseworthy at rogers.com>
>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:30 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.
>>>
>>>
>>>> Shawn:
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your response.
>>>>
>>>> I guess the problem is that I have never been able to get a WAAS 
>>>> reading
>>>> from Loadstone whereas, I have no problem acquiring a WAAS fix using 
>>>> the
>>>> BrailleNote GPS.
>>>>
>>>> Has anyone on this list been successful in acquiring a WAAS fix using
>>>> Loadstone?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks all over the place gang.
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
>>>> Sent: Saturday, March 28, 2009 7:30 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> If you hit key 3 to get the gps quality it'll tell you what kind of 
>>>>> fix
>>>>> you
>>>>> have. This isn't an automatic announcement thoe.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Hi Folks:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> In the Loadstone manual, it states:
>>>>>> "GPS Quality: Shows the quality of the GPS's current signal (GPS fix 
>>>>>> or
>>>>>> WAAS/EGNOS corrected)."
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Am I to understand that Loadstone will inform me if WAAS is being 
>>>>>> used?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The reason that I ask this question is that, on the BrailleNote GPS, 
>>>>>> I
>>>>>> am
>>>>>> able to obtain a constant WAAS fix; whereas I have yet to receive any
>>>>>> such mention from Loadstone.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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