[aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question
gerheim at cox.net
gerheim at cox.net
Mon Jul 9 10:16:03 CDT 2007
How do you connect the USB GPSRX to a serial device like a D7? I have some Serial/USB adapters, but they go "the wrong way" - from a PC to a serial device, not from a USB "device" to anything else.
---- 'Scott Miller' <scott at opentrac.org> wrote:
> Same thing happened to mine. Whacking it with the palm of my hand would fix
> the display, usually. As for it being watertight, the fact that I opened
> mine up to try fixing the display issue may have contributed to the lack of
> a good seal. After several miles of riding underwater in my cargo pocket as
> I hiked the Zion Narrows, my Legend finally died. I actually resurrected
> it, but the data input line never worked again, and in trying to fix that I
> seem to have killed the rest of it.
> All of the ICs by Maxim on the board had corrosion around the pads. I think
> they were a different composition than the other parts - you could see
> copper showing through. In any case, I had a heck of a time trying to make
> connections when the board had eroded right out from underneath the parts.
> >From the looks of it, it had probably been corroding already before the Zion
> So yeah, it's probably time to upgrade. My suggestion is the GPSmap 60CSx.
> I've got the 60 CS and love it, and the CSx has the improved SiRF receiver
> and external memory slot.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> > [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of gerheim at cox.net
> > Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 5:28 AM
> > To: APRSSIG Mailing List
> > Subject: [aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question
> > Somewhat off topic, but I know some of you folks own the
> > device in question.
> > I've owned it for several years. The glue holding the rubber
> > bumper to the perimeter has weakened. This may be a
> > coincidence, but the display is also going freaky from time to time.
> > 1) is it still watertight?
> > 2) is it time to upgrade?
> > If it still pumps out NMEA output, I can still keep it as a
> > data source for GPS, but use another GPSRX for display and
> > navigation.
> > --
> > -Al Gerheim
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