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[aprssig] Cheap GPS suggestion?

John Habbinga kc5zrq at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 22:06:09 UTC 2006


On 9/25/06, Joel Maslak <jmaslak-aprs at antelope.net> wrote:
> I'm looking for a cheap new GPS for a vehicle.  I do not expect it to
> have a display.  It'd be good if it would run off of 12V power.  It
> must output 4800 BPS NMEA.

Garmin GPS18PC if you need cigarette lighter plug for 12V power.
Garmin GPS18LVC if you are going to connect it to a device like a
TinyTrak or OpenTracker that supplies 5V.  Avoid the GPS18USB unless
you are going to use it with a laptop computer.

The GPS18PC defaults to 4800 baud NMEA.  You can download software for
free from Garmin that can change that.

GPS18PC Deluxe includes mapping software, but costs about twice as
much as the OEM version.

GPS18PC OEM should cost about $80 if purchased online, plus shipping.




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