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[aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question

Ron Tonneson ron.tonneson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 15:37:39 UTC 2007


The eTrex Legend non-CX version has a serial interface.

Ron - K0QVF

gerheim at cox.net wrote:
> 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
>> trip.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Scott
>> N1VG
>>
>>> -----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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