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[aprssig] Garmin GPSMAP 60CS

Andy AB9FX ab9fx at aprs.pl
Thu Nov 17 03:55:40 UTC 2005

I use my GPSMAP60CS more than a year in many places around the world as 
handy and mobile. I'm still happy with this companion. Round 4-pin connector 
(big one) with NMEA and also USB for quick map upload.
Runs on two AA and also accepts direct 10-32V.
One of my pictures http://www.aprs.pl/images/kenw/D7-GPS.jpg

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <scott at opentrac.org>
To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 21:36
Subject: [aprssig] Garmin GPSMAP 60CS

> So I went to upload some data to my trusty eTrex Legend and discovered 
> that
> its prolonged dunking in the north fork of the Virgin River had caused 
> some
> damage after all.  There was a fair amount of corrosion on the board and I
> haven't been able to get the data RX working again.
> I've got tons of other GPS receivers around here for APRS, but nothing 
> else
> with a map display.  I don't really want to buy another eTrex when this 
> one
> still mostly works, so I was checking out some of the other offerings and
> the GPSMAP 60CS looks the most interesting.  Does anyone have any 
> experience
> with this unit?  Is it worth twice the price of an eTrex?  Does it take 
> the
> traditional round Garmin connector, or the smaller Rino-style?  It's not
> clear from the manual.
> Scott
> N1VG
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