[Loadstone] Wass announcement.

Jim Noseworthy jim.noseworthy at rogers.com
Mon Mar 30 11:23:35 BST 2009


Thanks for clearing that up Shawn.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shawn Kirkpatrick" <shawn at loadstone-gps.com>
To: <loadstone at loadstone-gps.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] Wass announcement.


> If the word "differencial" shows up in the message then you have waas. The
> default can depend on receivers and firmware.
>
> On Sun, 29 Mar 2009, Jim Noseworthy wrote:
>
>> 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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