Geosat 5 APRS at the Leicester Amateur Radio show
24 October 2008
AvMap will take part to the Leicester Amateur Radio show, the biggest Amateur Radio show of the year, at Donington Park 2008.
This will give visitors the chance to see the APRS and mapping facilities first hand as well as ask any questions you may have about the facilities.http://www.lars.org.uk/
Kenwood and AvMap partnerhip
Kenwood UK have announced preliminary information regarding a forthcoming cooperation between Kenwood Uk and AvMap to promote their portable sat nav unit with built-in APRS functionality
David Wilkins G5HY of Kenwood UK stated “The AvMap Geosat 5 APRS is a special version of the standard unit with additional firmware to handle GPS data, so when connected to a Kenwood TM-D710E the Geosat 5 acts as both a GPS and a display. This means that Geosat 5 not only sends it current GPS information to the TM-D710E, but also displays on its
“The APRS beacons become GPS way points, so that can be displayed both stationary and moving, and in addition Geosat 5 can even navigate the operator to them, just like any other GPS location point. Kenwood USA has had a joint promotion with AvMap for some time now, featuring both the TM-D710E and it predecessor TM_D700E and we are now planning to work together in Europe and the UK”.
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