GPS FOR EQ5
Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:10 AM
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:08 PM
Posted 18 March 2011 - 09:29 PM
I have an old DeLorme GPS that uses a serial port and was, after making a little hardware box to initialize the unit, able to use it with EQMOD. The initialization box has a pushbutton that jumpers the unit's output into its input. Once initialized; the data stream is used by EQMOD to set your location and a "time offset" to correct the PC's clock.
I used the USB to serial adapter I use for my Canon camera's shutter control. Once EQMOD has set things up; I disconnect the GPS so the serial adapter is available for the camera. I rarely need the time correction because my PC's clock is set using NTP (Network Time Protocol) or my GPS corrected clock and is normally within a couple of seconds of the correct time.