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    Poll: Route within Streets & Trips

    The problem is the way streets & trips labels the screen. The 'normal' name is Map - ... When you create a route, it has the name route name - ...

    To get around this, I create the route and...
  2. Thread: Satellite Hack?

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    Kvh

    You may need to contact them directly. Your application does not fall into the 'normal' range of products and applications. You may also want to look at HughesNet.
    DNR
  3. Thread: Satellite Hack?

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    Satellite

    First, do this legally.

    Second, there is a company called KVH which builds mobile satellilte systems for civilian and military applications. This includes two way communications and it is global....
  4. Thread: Clear Hotspot

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    Mobile Hotspot

    My reference to power is just an added benefit of fewer components. My configuration has been in development for almost two years and I'm just now finalizing the install. Power is usually not an...
  5. Thread: Clear Hotspot

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    Access Point

    I have a USB720 connected to my truckputer and listen to Pandora quite a bit (1 hour drive each way) with a 5gb data plan as well as the normal weather, traffic and internet access. Since I'm on...
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    Dead Battery

    You will need to see what the amp draw is when the system is 'sleep'. I recommend a clamp on DC meter on the battery +12v wire. When the vehicle goes to 'sleep', see what the draw is. Starting...
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    GPS Lag

    I had the same problem during my final evaluation of my truckputer. I ended up switching to GPSGATE. I ran the eval version through normal driving as well as some long distance trips (>100 miles)...
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    Dash top pod

    Benny32,
    I am doing the same thing in my 01 superduty. I have the computer running, but the monitor is not mounted in its home yet. I like your dash top pod. Can you share more details of how you...
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    No Cause for alarm

    First, I have been in technology since the mid 80's. My father repaired televisions since the early 60's. Both of us experienced, in our respective fields, the 'fear of the technology.' Between...
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    Cars, internet and hackers

    Onstar is basically a microprocessor with custom software connected to the car's OBDII computer using satellite and cellphone technology. Each car has a phone number, EIN and IP address. It is no...
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    Two batteries

    You are on the right track.

    I'm going to draw a picture and post it. Is easy in a drawing, but hard to describe.
    DNR
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    second battery

    I have been reading a lot of threads regarding installing a second battery to power the carputer and other high power accessories with the vehicle off without running down the main start battery. ...
  13. Thread: Pimp my RV

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    Pimp My RV

    Hello:
    I noticed you purchased a Class 'C'. I service RVs and I don't know how closely you went over the unit, but you will need to pay very close attention to that overhead window. A lot of...
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    dialog box popup

    I have the same issue and have been trying to find a solution. I am using verizon USB720 and have the system automatically connect at powerup. It will automatically disconnect after non use and...
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    OBDII Disconnect

    Just a few things:
    Is the laptop powered from the car's electrical system? If so, you may have a ground loop that can have issues for USB adapters. Run the laptop on battery or powered from a...
  16. carputer add on

    I like your idea for the removable computer as well as your idea of mounting your display. I'm doing something similar, but the carputer will be fixed and not removable. The monitor will be mounted...
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    Auto Start with Keyless entry

    Ford uses a tiered power up/down system in most of their vehicles. My truck(01 Superduty) has a power on state that comes on when the vehicle is unlocked. This remains on for about 10 minutes after...
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    Embeding AutoEnginuity

    Hello:
    I'm building the final version of my truckputer and have the final design down. I'm running into issues with embeding AutoEnginuity (monitor OBDII and blackbox recording). I have the...
  19. Thread: Weather refresh

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    Weather refresh

    I have RR dated 7/7/08 and got the weather to work. How do I set it to refresh and pull new data?
    Thanks,
    DNR
  20. Head unit vs carputer

    I like the carputer idea because it does pretty much what I want it to do. I'm now putting together my final version (test version was laptop based). It should be complete early next year (late...
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    Where is the thread?

    Here it is:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-faq/109883-automatic-weather-update-gps-location-labels-how-they-work-problem-solving.html

    I had to search for it and found it by mistake.
    DNR
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    Weather based on GPS Location

    Thanks. I found the thread with all of the details.
    DNR
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    Weather based on GPS position

    I just installed the weather version and got it to work. Its a nice option, but was wondering if it were possible for RR to use GPS coordinates to show local weather? I know the location is encoded...
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    Thanks. It appears to be working. D

    Thanks. It appears to be working.
    D
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    Display track info

    Hello:
    Is it possible to display the artist, album and song in the same scroling line? So far, I can have no more than one of the items in the line.
    Thanks,
    DNR
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