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[aprssig] Need GPS for D700

Amir Findling sarlabs at twcny.rr.com
Thu Feb 8 00:35:14 UTC 2007


The GPS MUST have a serial connection.
The GPS MUST have at least NMEA out.

Seems simple. Well here are a few curve balls. I just connected a Garmin 
Foretrex to my TH-D7AG. The manual said it only has NMEA out. Wrong, it 
has NMEA in too as it does display the location of APRS stations.

I know the older eTrax units have a serial connection. OTOH, their 
receiver is quite weak and might not work well even on the dashboard of 
your vehicle.

Now I've heard a lot of good about the Garmin 18 PC (NOT the USB 
version). No display, mag mounted and has cigarette lighter power cord 
and serial cord.

Or get something more expensive like the Garmin 60Cx and let it do your 
road navigation too. This is a really superb unit, but if used for APRS 
only, this is quite an overkill.

73' de Amir K9CHP Member ARRL, AMSAT #36083
Cayuga County Highland SAR www.highlandsar.org <http://www.highlandsar.org/>
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John Habbinga wrote:
> The regular eTrex will work just fine.  Some of the higher-end eTrex 
> models do not have a serial connection.  They have a USB connection.  
> They will probably not work.  I have the plain yellow eTrex and it 
> works fine with my TH-D7A(G).  It should also work with the D700.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: Chris Bouck
>   Ok folks - I hope I don't get flamed for this. The question has 
> probably been asked many times before.
>   I just purchased a D700 and love it. Now I want to connect a GPS 
> unit to show my position. I called the local candy store about a 
> Garmin eTrex. I thought it might be a good start. The guy said it 
> won't work with the D700? I know a couple of other guys that are using 
> them. However, maybe they are older units? I'm not sure?
>   Does anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions would be appreciated. If 
> you do not want to tie up the reflector - please e-mail me directly: 
> cbouck01 at twcny.rr.com
> Thanks & 73
>
>
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