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Longshot, but Mikrotik GPS in Venus?

I'm looking to add a a small LTE modem to my camper van and would like to have wifi also (otherwise I'd use a GX LTE). I've been looking at this small modem which can be battery powered. It also has an onboard GPS. Looks like a nice unit to fill all my check boxes (ethernet for the GX, wifi for the van and GPS for the GX).

https://mikrotik.com/product/ltap_mini_lte_kit

Not a programmer but curious to know if these examples on the docs page could be helpful:

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:System/GPS#Basic_examples

https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:GPS-tracking

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Erik Sporns answered ·

With some work, that looks possible.

On the other hand, i can totally recommend teltonika routers. E.g. the RUT240 (in germany its in the same price range than the mikrotik).

Runs for a year now without problems, reception is superb, even inside my van.

Regarding GPS: Most cheap <10€ receivers will work.


If i have some time i dig into the docs a bit more, should not be too hard to inject a script to grab gps data.

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Thanks Erik. If you're feeling bored, I picked up this router and a serial to usb adapter. Plugged it into the cerbo and it doesn't work (not surprised).
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stager answered ·

If VenusOS read local gpsd output -- it is possible to use an external modem. But I don't know.
Another way - use socat, as described in https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/17470/venus-gx-to-pull-gps-coordinates-from-onboard-rout.html


UPD:

More other way, hard:

Install to VenusOS gpsd, and https://vladimirkalachikhin.github.io/Galadriel-map/

Set up gpsd to external GNSS receiver.


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