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[aprssig] NMEA Sentence problems into SCS Tracker....from GarminEtrex

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 25 00:34:52 UTC 2007



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> Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 07:54:46 +1000
> To: wa8lmf2 at aol.com; aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> From: radio at irock.com.au
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] NMEA Sentence problems into SCS Tracker....from	GarminEtrex
> 
{snip}
> I sure ain't paying the A$85 for the Garmin 
> combination Power/Data cable, with inbuilt regulator, since I just 
> paid A$35 for the data cable by itself. I might just splice in 2 x 
> 1.5v cells to test, before I make up the regulator circuit.
> 
> 73s
> 
> Jack VK4JRC

Hi Jack,

The current drawn by a serial port input is very small.  A single coin battery might be a reasonably permanent solution, and certainly a lot simpler than a regulator.

Greg  KO6TH

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