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[aprssig] GPS recommendations

Amir Findling sarlabs at twcny.rr.com
Thu Dec 14 03:36:24 UTC 2006


I can strongly recommend the Garmin 60Cx and/or 60CSx. I use it for SAR, 
road navigation, overseas navigation and APRS. It is a wee bit expensive 
though. Now the 60C or 60CS (no x) are no longer made/sold by Garmin and 
you may find good deals for these models on eBay. While it does have USB 
capability for mapping etc. it does have the old round serial plug, like 
the III+ (so if you go for one of those, don't get rid of your old 
cables). Now the 60 C or 60CS do not have upgradeable memory. They have 
about 60 megs which gave me all of NYS roads and topos (minus NYC and 
Long Island). Now you could also look into the 76C or 76CS. They are 
equivalent to the 60C/CS models but have a larger memory(over 100 megs) 
and they do float. The buttons are set differently and I found it not as 
comfortable to hold in my hand as well as work the buttons. But your 
opinion may differ.

73 de Amir K9CHP

While the newer eTrex Cx models may appeal to you, I believe they are 
USB only models, not like the original eTrex series.

Mark Conner wrote:

> I'll probably start trolling eBay for a used GPS sometime after 
> Christmas, hoping Garmin's ad campaign was effective and people will 
> be getting rid of their older models.  I'm looking for a GPS to 
> replace the III+ that I currently have.  I'm looking for a color model 
> with a reasonable-sized display, hopefully upgradeable maps, and it 
> must have a bidirectional RS-232 serial connection so I can hook it up 
> to a future TinyTrak4 or OpenTracker2 (or my D7) and display other 
> APRS stations on it. 
>  
> Any recommendations on models to get (or avoid)? 
>  
> 73 de Mark N9XTN
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