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[aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question

'Scott Miller' scott at opentrac.org
Mon Jul 9 15:42:32 UTC 2007


You don't.  I really need to write up a FAQ on why you can't really do the
other way with USB.

The GPSmap 60CS has both USB and serial, so it's not an issue with this
unit.  I hope to someday develop a host controller that'll work with some of
the other units, but it's going to be a major development project and I'm
not sure it's even possible with many of the models.

Scott
N1VG 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gerheim at cox.net [mailto:gerheim at cox.net] 
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 8:16 AM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Cc: 'Scott Miller'
> Subject: RE: [aprssig] Garmin eTrex Legend Question
> 
> 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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> -Al Gerheim
> 
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