[aprssig] GPS Recommendations Needed

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Fri Aug 10 12:16:14 CDT 2007

I recently bought a used Garmin GPSmap 176C on eBay for about $200.  The 
276C is nicer, but you'll probably pay at least twice that.  Here's 
Garmin's page on it: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=144

The street navigation features are not what you get from the current 
generation of car navigation receivers, but it works fine and can be 
used to plot waypoints from a Kenwood or an OpenTracker+ or Tracker2.

If you don't need maps, then you've got lots of options.  You shouldn't 
pay more than $80 for a USB GPS receiver.


Dave Sloan wrote:
> Hello,
>    I’ve got a friend KC7GOL that wants to get a GPS for use with APRS. 
> He would also like to be able to have a screen so that he can read the 
> lat, long, and altitude. In addition he would like to be able to use the 
> same GPS for trips with maps loaded in it. He would like to spend less 
> than $200.00 for the GPS. Is there a GPS that would meet these 
> requirements? In stead of using the GPS for maps I think that he should 
> just use his laptop with one of the APRS programs loaded. Then connect 
> his GPS, Radio, TNC, and laptop all together and he would have 
> everything that he wants. Then the requirements for the GPS would be: 
> NEMA output, and a screen to read the lat, long, and altitude. This 
> would reduce the price of the GPS considerably. Now any recommendations 
> on which GPS he should look at that might even make it in under his 
> $200.00 price range?
> TNX & 73,
> Dave N0EOP
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