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[aprssig] Leica/Magnavox MX200

Ray McKnight shortsheep at worldnet.att.net
Sun Sep 30 01:10:22 UTC 2007


Glenn, if you get a chance to dig it out that would be great.
If they are similar, my unit has a small battery compartment
on the back.  You remove a door by sliding it toward the outside
Edge, and the battery compartment shows outlines of 3 cells.  I
Assume it uses Lithium's, probably a commonly available "photo" 
cell.  Together the 3 would be slightly longer than 2 AA's and about
The same diameter.  Looking today at RatShack there are too many
Variations to take a chance toasting a $3000 GPS by guessing.

This one acts very erratic, and the manual I have for the next model
Talks about that happening when the battery is low.  Maybe your unit
Just needs a new battery too.

You're right, Leica isn't too interested in anything that isn't in
Their current product line.  The local dealer tech promised he'd 
look it up for me, but I guess that's far too much work pulling a
Binder off the shelf.

Let me know if you come up with anything.

Rgds
Ray - WB3ABN
Kingston, WA


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Glenn Little WB4UIV
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 18:02
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Leica/Magnavox MX200

I also have a Leica/Magnavox GPS. I bought it a few years ago at a hamfest. 
I do not remember the model number. I can get no support from 
Leica/Magnavox. I think that my unit suffers from the 1024 week rollover 
and/or the T2K bug. The antenna for mine is a survey antenna. I will have 
to dig it out of storage to check the model numbers.

73
Glenn
WB4UIV



At 03:57 PM 09/29/07, you wrote:
>Anyone know what type batteries this GPS uses for memory backup?
>I'm also looking for a manual, and specs on the antenna (active?, what 
>voltage etc).
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