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== GSM 850 Field Test Results ==
 
== GSM 850 Field Test Results ==
  
'''TEST HAS NOT STARTED'''
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'''TEST HAS STARTED (in transit to Toronto)'''
  
As many of you are aware the GTA01's GSM 850 is non-functional at this time. This test was designed by many in the OpenMoko community (thanks to Michael Shiloh) to rectify the situation. A GTA01 was modified and will be shipped around North America and the results will be posted here.
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As many of you are aware the GTA01's GSM 850 is non-functional at this time. This test was designed by many in the Openmoko community (thanks to Michael Shiloh) to rectify the situation. A GTA01 was modified and is being shipped around North America and the results will be posted here as they are gathered.
  
 
== Coverage Maps ==
 
== Coverage Maps ==
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http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif the GTA01 HAS stopped and moved on
 
http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif the GTA01 HAS stopped and moved on
  
'''Test Locations in USA'''
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==Test Locations in USA==
 
**Colorado  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**Colorado  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
*** Tom R.
 
*** Tom R.
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**** SIM Model #: 525033 (?)
 
**** SIM Model #: 525033 (?)
 
**Florida  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**Florida  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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*** Steve S
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**** Area: Greater Orlando Area up to North Central Florida
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**** Provider: Cingular/ATT
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**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** SIM Model #: Cingular SIM from the GAIT/GSM roll out & New ATT USIM
 
**Illinois  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**Illinois  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
*** Dylan Semler
 
*** Dylan Semler
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**** Area: Northfield, MN
 
**** Area: Northfield, MN
 
**** Provider: ATT
 
**** Provider: ATT
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**** Bands: [http://www.gsmworld.com/cgi-bin/ni_map.pl?x=17&y=14&z=3&cc=us&net=b2  850] /  [http://www.gsmworld.com/cgi-bin/ni_map.pl?x=17&y=14&z=3&cc=us&net=be  1900]
 
**** Result: UNKNOWN
 
**** Result: UNKNOWN
 
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
 
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
  
**Nevada    https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**Nevada    http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
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*** Openmoko Team
 
*** CES Conference
 
*** CES Conference
 
**** Area: Las Vegas
 
**** Area: Las Vegas
 
**** Provider: UNKNOWN
 
**** Provider: UNKNOWN
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: WORKS
 
**** Test call: UNKNOWN
 
**** Test call: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model # : UNKNOWN  
 
**** SIM Model # : UNKNOWN  
**New Jersey https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**New Jersey http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
 
***Patrick Davila
 
***Patrick Davila
 
**** Area: Morristown/Florham Park
 
**** Area: Morristown/Florham Park
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: Works
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: Successful
 
**** SIM Model #: 63698G
 
**** SIM Model #: 63698G
  
 
**New York  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**New York  https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
***Patrick Davila
 
**** Area: Staten Island/N.Y.C.
 
**** GSM Area: 850/1900
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** Result: UNKNOWN
 
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: 63698G
 
 
*** Dylan Semler
 
*** Dylan Semler
 
**** Area: Manhattan/N.Y.C.
 
**** Area: Manhattan/N.Y.C.
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**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
  
**Ohio      https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**Ohio      http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
 
***Chris E.
 
***Chris E.
 
**** Area: Columbus/Dayton  
 
**** Area: Columbus/Dayton  
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: Works
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: Successful
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
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**** SIM Model #:Non-3G Model number worn off
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**Oregon    https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**Oregon    https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
***Don P.
 
***Don P.
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**** Test Call: UNKNOWN  
 
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN  
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
**Pennsylvania https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**Oregon    https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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***Josh T.
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**** Area: Hillsboro, will test other areas in greater Portland
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**** Provider Tested: AT&T
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**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
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**Pennsylvania http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
 
***Patrick Davila
 
***Patrick Davila
 
**** Area: Easton/Lehigh Valley
 
**** Area: Easton/Lehigh Valley
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
 
**** GSM Area: 850Mhz Only
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: Works
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: Successful
 
**** SIM Model #: 63698G
 
**** SIM Model #: 63698G
  
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***Isaac Stuart
 
***Isaac Stuart
 
**** Area: Northern Virginia / Washington D.C.
 
**** Area: Northern Virginia / Washington D.C.
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**** GSM Area: 850/1900
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T / T-Mobile
 
**** Provider Tested: AT&T / T-Mobile
 
**** Result: UNKNOWN  
 
**** Result: UNKNOWN  
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**Vermont https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**Vermont http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
 
***Andrew Crawford
 
***Andrew Crawford
 
**** Area: Burlington / Montpelier
 
**** Area: Burlington / Montpelier
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****[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Image:NElocalcoverageunicel.jpg UNICEL New England "Local" and "Family" GSM Coverage (UNICEL and "Partner" GSM cells)]
 
****[http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Image:NElocalcoverageunicel.jpg UNICEL New England "Local" and "Family" GSM Coverage (UNICEL and "Partner" GSM cells)]
 
**** All maps from UNICEL Kiosk Brochures, '''No Copyright Symbols or Copyright Notices on the Brochures'''. :)
 
**** All maps from UNICEL Kiosk Brochures, '''No Copyright Symbols or Copyright Notices on the Brochures'''. :)
**** GSM Area/Band: 850Mhz and 1900Mhz according to UNICEL, however, I am unable to register, find operators, or make calls in Qtopia release or OpenMoko MokoMakefile build from Jan 15 2008, so the SIM may be the culprit (these are not "3G SIMS" AFAIK). They work fine in the Nokia 5700 Quad Band. Trying to get my hands on a T-mobile SIM.
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**** GSM Area/Band: 850Mhz Only.
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: Works
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: Successful
**** SIM Model #: 89007xxxxxxxxxxx  
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**** SIM Model #: 89007xxxxxxxxxxx
  
'''Test Locations in Canada'''
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==Test Locations in Canada'==
 
**Montreal https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
**Montreal https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
 
***Sebastien Jolicoeur
 
***Sebastien Jolicoeur
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**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
  
**Ottawa https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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**Toronto https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
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***Gerald A
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**** Area: Greater Toronto and Corridors around Ontario
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**** Bands: 850/1900
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**** Provider Tested: Rogers and Fido
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**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
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**Ottawa http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif
 
***Jean-Michel Bouffard
 
***Jean-Michel Bouffard
 
**** Area: Ottawa and Gatineau
 
**** Area: Ottawa and Gatineau
 
**** Bands: 850/1900 (It may be possible to find some 850MHz only locations if going outside the urban area. When looking at the transmitters map, there are some 850MHz only towers)
 
**** Bands: 850/1900 (It may be possible to find some 850MHz only locations if going outside the urban area. When looking at the transmitters map, there are some 850MHz only towers)
 
**** Provider Tested: Rogers
 
**** Provider Tested: Rogers
**** Result: UNKNOWN
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**** Result: Works
**** Test Call: UNKNOWN
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**** Result graphs (''Note: an unknown problem caused incorrect data to be recorded after 40-45 mins of testing''):
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*****[http://openmokast.org/files/gsm850/graph_gatineau_wakefield_March_4th_2008.PNG Trip from Gatineau (QC) to Wakefield (QC) on HW 5 and road 105]
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*****[http://openmokast.org/files/gsm850/graph_chambly_quebec_March_8th_2008.PNG Trip from Chambly (QC) to Quebec City (QC) on HW 20]
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*****[http://openmokast.org/files/gsm850/graph_quebec_March_8th_2008.PNG Driving around Quebec City (QC)]
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**** Test Call: Successful
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
 
**** SIM Model #: UNKNOWN
  
 
== The Script ==
 
== The Script ==
  
This section is used for the script that should/may be shipped within the GTA01-Modified
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Was useless and I deleted it
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See app below, its great
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and now shows cell tower info
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--KrisAbsinthe
  
'''please comment well'''
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== The Executable ==
  
    #Section to start and record re-playable GPS data !!!Information available to limited people!!
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I've created a native openmoko gui application to display the gsm and gps information and log to a file.
 
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    exec /home/root/gllin/gllin &
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    cat /home/root/gllin/nmeaNP > /media/card/nmeareplay &
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    # End GPS section
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    #Section to record GSM signal quality !!Do math for QOS statistics!!
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    #This Feature will be used to record signal quality ONLY no grep'ing for GSM commands
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    #End Section
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[[Image:Dashboard-1.png]]
  
''Replaying the NMEA data can be done easily''
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gsmd only gives us operator name, signal strength and connection status.  We cannot currently get band, but the app now shows Cell ID so we might be able to tell when we switch towers.  gpsd didn't give me what I needed, so the program watches /dev/nmeaNP instead.  You will need to launch gllin manually.
Just copy the nmeareplay file to your machine (/home/username/nmeareplay)
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in your GPS software change the gps port to the nmeareplay file (/home/username/nmeareplay)
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:When running, gllin creates a log file already, so nmeaNP doesn't need to be reflected to /home/root. Also, running for about two hours will fill the available memory. We need to record the log files on flash if we want to run for more than a few minutes. I do not know how to turn off the logging of the nmea0183 messages from gllin. On my device, I linked /home/root/gllin/logs to a logs directory on my removable flash. --[[User:Sagacis|Sagacis]] 08:52, 12 January 2008 (CET)
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Give it a shot and give me feedback.  Version 0.13 is available as [http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/projects/openmoko-dashboard_0.13_src.tar.gz source tarball] and as [http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/projects/openmoko-dashboard_0.13_armv4t.ipk ipk installer]. --[[User:Sagacis|Sagacis]] 03:35, 8 March 2008 (CET)
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Version 0.13 reminds you to start gllin and doesn't segfault.
  
:I think the logging should contain more information than just raw data. Something like the following, perhaps. --[[User:Sagacis|Sagacis]] 08:54, 12 January 2008 (CET)
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I added a git repository for the code at http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/projects/mokoprojects.git --[[User:Sagacis|Sagacis]] 06:19, 6 March 2008 (CET)
LAT. LON, SIGNAL_STRENGTH, CARRIER NAME, TIME
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== The Executable ==
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This tool, [[Openmoko-debugtool]], can be used to make it easier to control the phone when console is difficult to use. For example, in a car with a USB charger, the fast charge mode can be enabled at the touch of a button.--[[User:Jmichel|Jmichel]] 13:57, 17 March 2008 (CET)
 
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I've created a native openmoko gui application to display the gsm and gps information and log to a file.
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[[Image:Dashboard-1.png]]
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gsmd only gives us operator name, signal strength and connection status.  We cannot currently get band or cell ID (to tell when switching towers).  Likewise, gpsd didn't give me what I needed, so the program watches /dev/nmeaNP instead.  You will need to launch gllin manually before running openmoko-dashboard.
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Usage notes:
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* gllin MUST be started manually (execute "gllin" from terminal)
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* Log file is /home/root/dashboard.log
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--[[User:Jmichel|Jmichel]] 17:51, 5 March 2008 (CET)
  
Give it a shot and give me feedback.  Version 0.9 is available as [http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/openmoko-dashboard_0.9_src.tar.gz source tarball] and as [http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/openmoko-dashboard_0.9_armv4t.ipk ipk installer]. --[[User:Sagacis|Sagacis]] 01:13, 14 January 2008 (CET)
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Latest revision as of 23:58, 22 August 2008

Contents

[edit] GSM 850 Field Test Results

TEST HAS STARTED (in transit to Toronto)

As many of you are aware the GTA01's GSM 850 is non-functional at this time. This test was designed by many in the Openmoko community (thanks to Michael Shiloh) to rectify the situation. A GTA01 was modified and is being shipped around North America and the results will be posted here as they are gathered.

[edit] Coverage Maps

Master GSM Coverage Map by Frequencies

AT&T/Cingular Coverage

Canadian Cell Tower Map

American Cell Tower Map

UNICEL US "National" GSM Coverage (UNICEL and "Partner" GSM cells)

http://www.gpsnow.com/images/gmmscnnav7.jpg Map Shows GPS Coverage

https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg the GTA01 WILL STOP

http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif the GTA01 HAS stopped and moved on

[edit] Test Locations in USA


[edit] Test Locations in Canada'

[edit] The Script

Was useless and I deleted it See app below, its great and now shows cell tower info --KrisAbsinthe

[edit] The Executable

I've created a native openmoko gui application to display the gsm and gps information and log to a file.

Dashboard-1.png

gsmd only gives us operator name, signal strength and connection status. We cannot currently get band, but the app now shows Cell ID so we might be able to tell when we switch towers. gpsd didn't give me what I needed, so the program watches /dev/nmeaNP instead. You will need to launch gllin manually.

Give it a shot and give me feedback. Version 0.13 is available as source tarball and as ipk installer. --Sagacis 03:35, 8 March 2008 (CET) Version 0.13 reminds you to start gllin and doesn't segfault.

I added a git repository for the code at http://sagacis.doesntexist.com/projects/mokoprojects.git --Sagacis 06:19, 6 March 2008 (CET)

This tool, Openmoko-debugtool, can be used to make it easier to control the phone when console is difficult to use. For example, in a car with a USB charger, the fast charge mode can be enabled at the touch of a button.--Jmichel 13:57, 17 March 2008 (CET)

Usage notes:

  • gllin MUST be started manually (execute "gllin" from terminal)
  • Log file is /home/root/dashboard.log

--Jmichel 17:51, 5 March 2008 (CET)

Personal tools

GSM 850 Field Test Results

TEST HAS NOT STARTED

As many of you are aware the GTA01's GSM 850 is non-functional at this time. This test was designed by many in the OpenMoko community (thanks to Michael Shiloh) to rectify the situation. A GTA01 was modified and will be shipped around North America and the results will be posted here.

Coverage Maps

Master GSM Coverage Map by Frequencies

AT&T/Cingular Coverage

Canadian Cell Tower Map

American Cell Tower Map

UNICEL US "National" GSM Coverage (UNICEL and "Partner" GSM cells)

http://www.gpsnow.com/images/gmmscnnav7.jpg Map Shows GPS Coverage

https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg the GTA01 WILL STOP

http://www.sqi.gu.edu.au/kimages/Buttons/Bullets/Dots/green_dot_sh.gif the GTA01 HAS stopped and moved on

Test Locations in USA


Test Locations in Canada

    • Ottawa https://www.healthcarehost.net/everydayessentials/images/reddot.jpg
      • Jean-Michel Bouffard
        • Area: Ottawa and Gatineau
        • Bands: 850/1900 (It may be possible to find some 850MHz only locations if going outside the urban area. When looking at the transmitters map, there are some 850MHz only towers)
        • Provider Tested: Rogers
        • Result: UNKNOWN
        • Test Call: UNKNOWN
        • SIM Model #: UNKNOWN

The Script

This section is used for the script that should/may be shipped within the GTA01-Modified

please comment well

   #Section to start and record re-playable GPS data !!!Information available to limited people!!
  
   exec /home/root/gllin/gllin & 
   cat /home/root/gllin/nmeaNP > /media/card/nmeareplay &
  
   # End GPS section
  
   #Section to record GSM signal quality !!Do math for QOS statistics!!
   #This Feature will be used to record signal quality ONLY no grep'ing for GSM commands 
   
   #End Section


Replaying the NMEA data can be done easily Just copy the nmeareplay file to your machine (/home/username/nmeareplay) in your GPS software change the gps port to the nmeareplay file (/home/username/nmeareplay)

When running, gllin creates a log file already, so nmeaNP doesn't need to be reflected to /home/root. Also, running for about two hours will fill the available memory. We need to record the log files on flash if we want to run for more than a few minutes. I do not know how to turn off the logging of the nmea0183 messages from gllin. On my device, I linked /home/root/gllin/logs to a logs directory on my removable flash. --Sagacis 08:52, 12 January 2008 (CET)
I think the logging should contain more information than just raw data. Something like the following, perhaps. --Sagacis 08:54, 12 January 2008 (CET)
LAT. LON, SIGNAL_STRENGTH, CARRIER NAME, TIME

The Executable

I've created a native openmoko gui application to display the gsm and gps information and log to a file.

Dashboard-1.png

gsmd only gives us operator name, signal strength and connection status. We cannot currently get band or cell ID (to tell when switching towers). Likewise, gpsd didn't give me what I needed, so the program watches /dev/nmeaNP instead. You will need to launch gllin manually before running openmoko-dashboard.

Give it a shot and give me feedback. Version 0.9 is available as source tarball and as ipk installer. --Sagacis 01:13, 14 January 2008 (CET)