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[aprssig] Wanted: small battery powered non-display GPS

Bill Vodall WA7NWP wa7nwp at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 18:55:05 UTC 2007


I'm about to add one of the Bluetooth wireless puck GPS's to my
One-of-these-days shopping list.  That will be very convenient in some
ways for a hiking situation but it brings its own set of other issues.
  I'm a fan of the small solar panel and bungee cord system - it
transforms the lack of power problem to a cabling problem.   Maybe for
a day hike a pair of NiMH AA's in the GPS would be a set and forget
solution.

Bill - WA7NWP


> I often hike with my D7. When I'm going on a trail I don't know, I am
> happy to take along my Garmin eTrex. But when I am on a familiar trail,
> I would rather have a small battery powered GPS that doesn't need a
> display, and simply anchor it to the top of my pack.
>
> I'm thinking about something like the new Deluo units ... but with a
> built in battery, or at least able to be powered from a AA or two.




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