[Loadstone] Wass announcement.

Jim Noseworthy jim.noseworthy at rogers.com
Mon Mar 30 00:23:46 BST 2009


Paul:

I believe this is a standard good GPS fix.

Cheers.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Shelton" <pbs at paulshelton.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.


> 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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