[aprssig] Need GPS for D700

Dave Baxter dave at emv.co.uk
Fri Feb 9 04:25:11 CST 2007

Hi Chris..
Any GPS that can spit out NMEA data over RS232 serial, will work with
the D700, D7, Ui-View, Xastir etc...

Anything that only has a USB interface, will never work on it's own,
you'll need another PC to interface between RS232 and USB, as it needs
to work as a USB "Host" not as the common USB<>RS232 adapters do, as
they are "Devices".

No one yet (to my knowledge at least) makes one that works, by hosting a
"modern" USB device, and then spitting out "Legacy" RS232 data.

USB only GPS's can be made to work with Ui-View/Xastir etc, but only if
they come with, or will work with other software that creates a virtual
serial port for the users program to use.
Again, any RS232 capable GPS that output's true NMEA data will work with
a radio on it's own.  The basic yellow eTrex for example, works well, I
have one.  But don't buy the expensive Garmin power/data cable, look up
any of the third party suppliers..

  http://www.pfranc.com/cables/index.shtml  for example.

Dave G0WBX.


From: Chris Bouck 
Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 11:57 PM
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] Need GPS for D700

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

Christopher L. Bouck, KB4CMF
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