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Getting a GPS receiver to work with Windows 8.x & 10
Ken in Regina
That sounds like an interesting project. I took a quick peek at that link but there was not a tab for "After the War" there. Congrats on getting the GPS to work. That can be a rather daunting task when you are trying to get a piece of hardware working with an unfamiliar program via another unfamiliar program. And have to mess with a new driver too boot!

All the best.

...ken...
Tim in Cincinnati
Ken,
The stubby tab on the far right is actual a drop-down list for additional tabs. Scroll or wheel to the bottom and you will see AFTER THE WAR tab.
http://untilitsover.org
Ken in Regina
Thanks Tim. I had tried the dropdown tab but didn't scroll. Oops!

...ken...
Tim in Cincinnati
It appears that I was too hasty in announcing success. I did get it to work, briefly, several days ago. But I have had no luck since then. GLOBALSAT website does not appear to provide updated drivers. I am rapidly running out of time to devote to getting this BU-353S4 to work with Windows 10.

Thirty years ago we were thrashing around with drivers, trying to get peripheral devices to work with PCs running DOS and/or Windows. It appears it is back to the future! I do not know what IS wrong and as a result I do not know what, if anything, I am DOING wrong. If possible, is there some way I can get direct live support from GLOBALSAT or TURBOIRC?
tcassidy
The GlobalSat S4 GPS will work fine in Win 10 using the basic Prolific drivers Windows provides automatically. One thing you have to realize is the COM port assigned will change if you connect the GPS to a different USB port. The easiest way I know to check which COM port is used is to look for 'Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (Comx)' in the Ports (COM & LPT) section of Device Manager. With your GPS connected the x will indicate the COM port number.

As far as TurboIRC goes, it only needs the right COM port and 4800 bps to work as far as I know. The problem is accessing the program to change anything as it does not have an icon. What I did was create a shortcut to the downloaded program to give me access to it to test and make changes. Just run the program again and change whatever is necessary.

Terry
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tcassidy
One other thing. If you have wifi enabled I note that the program I use to monitor Windows Location API will cycle on and off regularly as if the signal is present and then goes away. It should lock on with a good signal from the GPS. (red light flashing on S4)

Terry
tcassidy
Another solution you might want to look at if you have the time is to find a GlobalSat BU353W10. With the appropriate drivers it will put out the necessary API signal - no futzing around with that difficult TurboIRC program. See Ken's post;

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/5828-globalsat-bu-353w10-usb-gnss-sensor.

The uBlox 7 is also a cheaper possibility and maybe more available.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/5828-globalsat-bu-353w10-usb-gnss-sensor

Or use a Windows laptop with GNSS (rare) or LTE (Sim not required). I have 2 of each.

Terry
tcassidy
I almost forgot!

Location setting must be turned on and possibly for your program as well.

Terry
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Tim in Cincinnati
Thanks again Ken and Terry. If the remnants of the storm don't delay the flight from Indianapolis to Paris, I will be in France on 9/9. I'll be gathering data with an iPhone, iPad, and of course the ASUS notebook with BU-353S4.

I hope to get everything fired up right away. Check the link and tab I referenced before, later next week.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Tim in Cincinnati
...Ken and Terry. If the remnants of the storm don't delay the flight from Indianapolis to Paris, I will be in France on 9/9. I'll be gathering data with an iPhone, iPad, and of course the ASUS notebook with BU-353S4. Thanks again!
I'll look forward to the continuing adventures. All the best.

...ken...
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