DJI Spark combo ……

31 08 2017

Researching

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Toughbook CF-19 defender car mount DIY

10 06 2017





Canon 6D mark II+ Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM…..for Mauritania 2019

8 05 2017

Researching……





Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 GPS fitting (Garmin NRoute – GPS NMEA – GPSGATE)

6 05 2017

I fitted the GPS antena hardware for the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19.

For the hardware you have a couple of youtubes that explain exactly how to do it very clearly.


This was the easy part, the hard part was to make the GPS be visible first to satellite detection programs

1- Satellite Viewer on the panasonic dashboard
2- Another software i installed recommended winfast navigator (more practical)

first thing you need to know is that at this stage the GPS antena installed works with one program at a time and you will need to figure which COM the GPS is on.

YOU DONT NEED TO INSTALL ANY DRIVERS ( NO DRIVERS ARE NEEDED)

Once you detect the COM (in my case COM 03) , it was detected from the panasonic gps viewer as it has a scan option.

Once i was sure it was working and i had a fix on satellites i closed the software and launched my navigation software NROUTE which is a garmin software and it can see mapsource installed maps.

Nroute enables you to navigate with your toughbook on a much bigger screen the problem was that the GPS protocol is MNEA and Nroute protocol is Garmin protocol (close but different) you need a software that converts the signal to a language Nroute understands and thats what exactly happened with GPSGATE SLITTER software.

http://gpsgate.com/support/client_users_guide

download splitter from this page:

http://gpsgate.com/download

The software immediately informed which COM is specifically ready for Nroute which works perfectly and created 5 virtual ports that makes me able to use 5 different programs all using GPS info. (from 1 program now i can use 5 simultaneously)

Well though i would share to save you guys 4 hours of internet surfin.





Mauritania Overland 2019 – 17 days

1 05 2017

Let the prep begin….





Morocco Overland 2017…..My Trip My Friends

20 04 2017





Panasonic Toughbook Cf 19 i5 8 Gb 128 Gb Ssd Win 7 Pro 3 year Warranty Mk 6 – 3G

1 04 2017

My new purchase …… lovely piece of equip for the overland 

Bought it from eBay 

Though book cf-19


Playing around , very happy so far