[Loadstone] Wass announcement.

Paul Shelton pbs at paulshelton.com
Mon Mar 30 00:07:15 BST 2009


Jim,

I just bought an I-blue and I get the 3 dimensional differential message in 
Loadstone.  I don't always get it immediately but the "differential message 
shows up in short order.  I take this to mean that WAAS is turned on by 
default.

Paul

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Noseworthy" <jim.noseworthy at rogers.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.


> Shawn:
>
> You are correct.
>
> The I-Blue receiver uses the MTK MT3329 chipset.
>
> It is my understanding that WAAS is turned on by default.
>
> Perhaps someone else on the list can varify whether WAAS is indeed turn on
> by default.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
> To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
> Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.
>
>
>>I think the i-blue receiver is using the mtk chipset. If that's the case
>> then the gps commands won't work in the current version of loadstone. If
>> the
>> receiver's default for waas is off then you won't get the waas signal. In
>> the next version of loadstone gps commands will work for receivers using
>> the
>> mtk chipset.
>>
>> On Sun, 29 Mar 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>>
>>> 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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