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[aprssig] Garmin GPS35PC not getting fix

Amir's email sarlabs at twcny.rr.com
Thu Nov 30 02:56:21 UTC 2006


Hi Curt:

I could only access the 38 manual on Garmin's site. This is what it said
about performance:
Differential ready MultiTrack8(tm)
So I assumed the 35 was the same, as was my GPS II. Turns out I was wrong
http://www.garmin.com/products/gps35/
At the time I never looked at GPS unit without display. My first 12-channel
parallel was the III+ which is still alive.


73 de K9CHP, Amir Findling, member ARRL, AMSAT #36083
1st Special Response Group (1SRG) http://www.1srg.org/
Apprentice Tracker, Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services
http://www.jhardin-inc.com/index.htm

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Curt Mills
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 9:41 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: RE: [aprssig] Garmin GPS35PC not getting fix

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Amir's email wrote:

> OTOH, this unit is so old, the technology so ancient that it may not be
able
> to perform. I don't remember how many channels the 35 has, but they
> definitely are not parallel, so it will take a long while to lock on the
> satellite and retaining acquisition in a car, where at least half the sky
is
> covered by the roof, well it is going to be iffy at best.

Huh?  It most certainly has parallel receivers, 12 of them.  It was
going for $440 retail at the time I bought mine, but I bought it for
a bit less used from someone that only needed one for testing a
short time.  So I bought mine when they were quite new.  It was the
first 12-channel parallel unit from Garmin that I could actually get
my hands on.

It doesn't have WAAS, but it is 12-channel parallel and locks up
nice and fast.

--
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