[aprssig] Earthmate Delorme

Brad [VE3BSM] lists.nospam at bpsmicro.com
Wed Jun 22 21:33:51 CDT 2005

I have the *old* Earthmate with the Byonics gizmo connected to the GPS-In on
my D700, and the GPS-Out from the D700 to my eMap. The former is
hard-mounted in the back and the eMap on a removable mount on the dash.
That way my APRS positioning always works regardless of whether the eMap is
installed, but when it *is*, I get the luxury of seeing nearby stations on
the display, which is cool.

I'm dreaming of the new Garmin 2650 with the alleged serial add-on which
supposedly allows you to get/put NMEA on a standard serial port. I say
alleged because I have yet to see anything *truly* definite that it actually
exists. Oddly, none of the major Canadian Garmin dealers list the 2650 at
all, but if they did it'd cost about double what I paid for the D700. <sigh>
Sweet unit though.


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Drew Baxter
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 10:13 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; ke4nyv at hamhud.net
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Earthmate Delorme

*laughs*  I feel the same way.  I wanted a Garmin Quest until I saw it only
had USB. I guess I will be keeping my GPSMAP76S for my APRS.

I'm kinda tired of seeing the Kenwood D700 and D7A(G) ads in my QST like
it's some sort of new amazing thing.  Maybe someday they'll recreate it 
with some new technology and some additional plugs in some form.   I like 
my D700, but there's so much more they could do nowadays.  Open Firmware
would be a good start.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 10:07 PM 6/22/2005, ke4nyv at hamhud.net wrote:
 >Holy Hell, I give up.  This is why I'm a Garmin user, but even they are
>my heart with all of these new USB based units.  Great for fast map 
>uploads, sucks for APRS applications :o(
>Jason KE4NYV
>RPC Electronics

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