Raspberry Pi 3B, 4B and or ZERO and GPS

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Eric Brown

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Dec 29, 2020, 1:11:00 PM12/29/20
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Anyone successfully set up a GPS puck and a software GUI to have a working GPS in their Raspberry Pi 3B,  4B and or ZERO?

Looking for a project to merge what I own before my Garmin 350 yes an oldie goodier (after the "tubes" version),  dies on me! 




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Brian Waterworth

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Dec 29, 2020, 2:00:00 PM12/29/20
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I have a USB GPS puck (from Amazon.ca) each running on a RPi 3B+ and 4B.  My primary use is to sync the RPi's clock with GPS time via ntp so that I can operate WSJTX modes (e.g., FT8, FT4, etc.) on my portable stations.  

I have also installed and configured Direwolf and Xastir to work with the GPS daemon (gpsd) on these respective RPIs.  Direwolf supports this setup in its config file.  Xastir and Direwolf are fit for purpose for APRS.  Direwolf will use the GPS coords from the GPS puck (via gpsd) when sending TBeacon's and will pass along those beacons to Xastir as well as to an iGate.

Xastir can run on a 7" RPi touch screen.  I have this running in my KX3 go-kit.  It is a little small, but usable.  Xastir also has a pop-up window that shows beacons as they are received from Direwolf (text view).  So if you do not want to look at a map and just want to see who is nearby as a list of stations heard, Xastir provides this view if I remember correctly.  I tend to use the map view when running Xastir more than other windows.  Maps are cooler !!

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Patrick

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Dec 29, 2020, 3:44:29 PM12/29/20
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These days you're probably better off with an android tablet on the go than using a pi..  The android aprs apps are built for screens that size and touch screen use, rather than xastir which prefers bigger and a mouse/keyboard control.

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Paul Mortfield

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Dec 29, 2020, 3:46:06 PM12/29/20
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Hi Eric,
like Brian have it running on Pi 3B, 3B+ for APRS, and digital modes. Haven't plugged it into the 4B, but figure it should work.
It works great for even as standalone for getting coords.
I got one from amazon. I think it was a microsoft unit under $30.
cheers,
.paul. VA3FUZ

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Dec 29, 2020, 5:58:24 PM12/29/20
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Or, for mobile use … when plying with your pi is a bad idea …

 

You could buy an FTM-300 and its all built in …GPS – Nearby Stations – Messaging -  run APRS on one side of the radio and FUSION and Analog on the other…

 

A shameless FUSION plug…   THAT otta stir things up😊

Rob Barnett VE3RQB

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:01:27 PM12/29/20
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lol I always owned Yaesu and for sure the 300 is my favorite RQB

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From: ve3e...@gmail.com
Date: December 29, 2020 at 5:58 PM

Or, for mobile use ... when plying with your pi is a bad idea ...

 

You could buy an FTM-300 and its all built in ...GPS – Nearby Stations – Messaging - run APRS on one side of the radio and FUSION and Analog on the other...

 

A shameless FUSION plug... THAT otta stir things up ...

ve3e...@gmail.com

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:02:31 PM12/29/20
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Shhhhh… they’re still on sale and may need another one…  don’t want them to sell out….

Eric Brown

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:04:04 PM12/29/20
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Well if either of you two gentlemen want to buy me one I would not shy away from the opportunity to see how well it all works.

Just saying!


Eric Brown
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Rob Barnett VE3RQB

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:11:59 PM12/29/20
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Eric I can give you a demo whenever your available or lots of info on you tube, like you said simple radio for simple people lol RQB 

Eric Brown

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Dec 29, 2020, 6:15:20 PM12/29/20
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Not my point Rob.  As I said to you during our last QSO, Yaesu has created a radio for dummys!

Enjoy!



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Va3srv

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Dec 29, 2020, 8:55:03 PM12/29/20
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What are you looking for?
Back when playing with Mesh, I had a raspi, with webcam and USB gps running.  Last/long were overplayed on to image and available using a webserver. 

What info are you after, or are you wanting data or to have gps fed in to another program?

De SRV

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