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    Quick question....if you have upgraded to the 5hz unit for GMPC, why not leave the old BU-353 in the car as well?

    Run the 5hz I-blue for GMPC, and the 1hz BU-353 for S&T?

    It would also mean not having to use gpsgate to split the signals, you can just have one for each

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    Quick question....if you have upgraded to the 5hz unit for GMPC, why not leave the old BU-353 in the car as well?

    Run the 5hz I-blue for GMPC, and the 1hz BU-353 for S&T?

    It would also mean not having to use gpsgate to split the signals, you can just have one for each
    The funny thing is that I actually thought about that.....but then I decided against it, as I didn't want 2 receivers on my dash and give up another USB for it. I enjoy tweaking, even if gets me no where

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    Thats a fair call, especially if it involves tweaking!

    For me, it would be easy, as I can hide the units under the dashmat, and nothing is visible, but I could see having more than one unit visible would look cluttered.

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    After a few more tests on my home from work, I finally got S&T to work!!!....I followed these instructions:

    http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?T...s=5hz,receiver

    Theory B Let's assume it is something else that triggers the 5Hz mode, and we simply want to reduce the amount of data.
    1. Remove the Virtual Port you currently have.
    2. Add "Virtual COM Port / NMEA Filter"
    3. Select the COm port number you want to create and click "OK"
    4. Now a "NMEA Filter" dialog shows up, and here we can filter the data stream.
    5. Click "block everything but..."
    6. Select "$GPRMC" in "Command filter". Set "Time interval" to 1 (second)
    7. Click "Save"
    8. Repeat 6 & 7 for "$GPGSA" and "$GPGSV".

    You should now have a list of filters in the list box under the "Save" button.

    9. Click OK on the dialog.
    I also let $GPGGA though the filter. These settings will make S&T work pretty good, but I think I still notice a minor delay (maybe half a second or less), but is totally usable and the lag is very very small. Hope these findings will help other people trying to make a 5hz receiver work with S&T.

    As for Destinator, no matter what I do, I still cannot get it going. But I think some more trial and error is needed

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    This is an MTK2 chipset receiver (by the specs). You can use the Qstarz GPS utility to configure it and change the update rate, the port speed, and the messages it sends, no need to do any filtering later on.

    I am going to be buying one of these ASAP. I have been looking for an MTK2 usb gps withOUT bluetooth or logging, just a simple gps reciver. (I had an MTK1 based one that worked fantastic but I accidentally broke it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extide View Post
    You can use the Qstarz GPS utility to configure it and change the update rate, the port speed, and the messages it sends, no need to do any filtering later on.
    I'm afraid the baud rate is not changeable by the utility software. It is set to 115,200, or you can change it to 9,600 by changing firmware.

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    Well something is getting changed by the GPSView utility software that comes with this. With it set to 115200, GMPC would not recognize the GM-2. When I changed the baud rate to 38400, GMPC immediately recognized it. I could also set update rate to 5 Hz and again GMPC worked fine.
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    wi77iam, which version of GpsView are you using? My i-Blue GM-2 came with a CD that included GpsView version 2.x. The 2.x version didn't seem to be able to change baud rate, it was only able to change the fix update frequency. However, an older GpsView 1.x does have the feature to change both, the refresh rate and also the baud rate (Download the old version GpsView here - it is attached to first post).

    So, which version do you have?

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    Marvin, thanks for the link. According to the screen shot, I have the newer version from the cd. I also tried a different version, but not the 1.2.2, and that seemed to set the GM-2 so that it worked with GMPC for a while. But then I loaded the newer version, and GMPC no longer recognizes it.

    I will try v1.2.2. Thanks again.
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    just wanted to add that I have been using this receiver for the past week and it's great! much better than the BU-353 which worked sporadically, was very slow to get a lock, and always about 5 seconds behind.

    this one comes up immediately and works great with Destinator.
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