[time-nuts] Oncore VP problem

GandalfG8 at aol.com GandalfG8 at aol.com
Tue Jul 17 15:34:19 EDT 2007

Hi All
I'm trying to set up a supposedly NOS GPS development kit,  similar to the 
old Motorola evalution kit, with an Oncore VP mounted on an  interface board 
fitted with a 5 volt regulator and MAX232 interface  chip.
Running WinOncore12 under WinXP I can talk to the module ok, enter location  
info and get it to return it's ID etc, but other than that I can't get it  to 
do anything.
I've discovered from the VP command set that it goes into idle mode after a  
self test and needs a "position fix mode" command to put it back into "fix"  
Unfortunately, although the module acknowledges the command it reports  that 
it's still in idle mode.
I'll dig out a DOS PC later, and try an earlier version of the software,  but 
if anyone's come across this before I'd be grateful for any tips as to how I  
can kick it back into life again.


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