[aprssig] Garmin GPSMAP 60CS

Paul Malarcher w2pi at optonline.net
Fri Nov 18 22:47:35 CST 2005

I've been using a 60C for quite a while both in the car and on a bicycle. It
replaced a GPS III that developed row and column issues on the display. I'm
very pleased with it, althought the bicycle handlebar mount is inadequate
(the first one broke the first time I went over a bump - it was replaced at
no charge, but the second one cracked and now the GPS bounces out of the
bracket occasionally) - if you use this mount, ALWAYs wrap the wrist strap
around the handlebar to keep the GPS from escaping...

The display is bright and easy to read even in bright sunlight. Complements
a D7 very nicely.

Paul, W2PI

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of scott at opentrac.org
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:37 AM
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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.


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