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    Sirf Advance Gps Mode Help

    i have been using RR and mapmonkey for about 3 months now and happy with it. one thing that i was not able to accomplish is using the advance gps mode. i know this is a repeat question but i am hoping that people here will answer this question based on my situation. i am using the mouse gps reciever from navisky, it is nmea compliant and checking the specs it is sirf capable. when i try to configure mapmonkey to advance gps mode, and run mapmonkey, gps is not found, and com port busy. i tried using sirfdemo to change the nmea to sirf protocol and it changed it, still no luck. is there a different program than sirfdemo that i can try, i am guessing this is one of the problems. is there a special setting that i need to do on mapmonkey or destinator to make this work? any help is appreciated. thanks again
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    I dont really understand what you are saying...

    From what I remember, (unless this has changed, but I dont think it has) Advanced mode is only NMEA... SiRF is only non-advanced mode (no speed cameras, etc)

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    i think SiRF is supported by advanced mode. Have you tried to set it to "your com port", "SiRF" and "38400" in MapMonkey? I can't say I'am experienced with this, but thats the settings I run =P Works for me...

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    damn, I missed this? since what version?!?!?! YUPPIE!

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    dont know since when =P Thougt it had always supported SiRF? :P (As long as mapmonkey supported it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick0uziel
    one thing that i was not able to accomplish is using the advance gps mode.
    why can't you use advance gps mode ?
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    it seems that his MM isnt finding the GPS in sirf mode in advanced MM mode...

    I would say:

    make sure you have the latest MM version (just to make sure)
    try SIRF mode + NONadvanced MM mode
    then if that works you know it is MM's problem... does advanced mode work with NMEA currently?

    If it even connects with NMEA it means the GPS isnt in SiRF mode...

    It took me a while to get my GPS to SiRF mode with sirfdemo, but keep at it...

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    sirf is the advance gps mode as far as i know. when on nmea protocol, mm can detect my gps but if i check the advance mode on mm, tried all the com ports and baud rate, still it never finds it, i have the latest mapmonkey version. i dont think it mm gives you the option to use sirf unless you check the advance setting. Royn if you were able to make it work, can you give me steps on how you did it starting from sirfdemo? thanks again
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    find out what communication port your gps is using currently, say COM2 4800bps NMEA

    - Launch sirfdemo
    - Select COM2, NMEA, 4800bps baud (as per above THIS CHANGES FOR YOU!!!)
    - click on the "open data stream" button (it isnt exactly this text), it is a button that has what looks like two plugs connected like this: --{}--
    - you will see data from the GPS coming in through the "debug" window in a format similar to $XXXXX,XXXXX,XXXXX,XXXXX,XXXXX or similar (this is NMEA data from the GPS)
    - now go into the ACTION menu, and select "Switch to SiRF Mode"
    - Check the action menu, Switch to SiRF Mode should be greyed out and "Switch to NMEA Mode" should be enabled... (showing that you already are in sirf mode)


    OK, you can close sirfdemo...

    now onto Map Monkey - Configuration Tool

    - go into the Advanced Mode tab
    - select SiRF mode
    - select Autodetect baud
    - select Autodetect port

    click OK

    check if mapmonkey is working... if not go into GPS Settings by clicking on the satellite signal strength in the map monkey screen (lower right above View button) and click on the GPS Settings button on the status window... Then click "Find GPS" and click the home button when the "GPS Found" message comes up in blue.


    This is roughly what I did... I had some problems but it is essentially that that got it to work...

    Best of luck, my reception improved 10-fold in Sirf mode

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    thanks royn for the tip, i will try it right now even though its 9 pm hahha, hope it works, check back in a flash
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