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[aprssig] Garmin GPSMAP 60CS

Tyson S. timbercutter at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 17 04:14:54 UTC 2005

I bought and use the GPS MAP60C for my job and found it to be most
perfect for the outdoor application, nice bright sunlight readable
screen, lots of battery life, both Garmin round big plug with NMEA,
(The eTrex NO LONGER has any serial NMEA support!, no APRS) and it (the
60C) also has USB for high speed communication, you will need to get
the topo maps for it to be real nice though.

--- scott at opentrac.org wrote:

> 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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