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[aprssig] Kenwood TH-D7 Camera mounting? Additional Thoughts

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Aug 10 02:17:06 UTC 2008


Greg D. wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> Ok, time to build a D7-mounted GPS.  I have a nice little GPS block (http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=465) that I want to mount on top of the D7, and tie into the D7's AA-based battery pack.  The GPS will need a TTL->RS-232 level shift, and some way to mount it.
>
>   
Just after I hit send on the last message, I realized that I should have 
mentioned this as well.

3)     The tidiest way to deal with GPS on a TH-D7 is to use the Garmin 
Foretrex 201 wrist-wearable GPS.  It works perfectly when connected to 
the D7 with a 2.5mm-to-2.5mm stereo mini-plug cable.   The Foretrex 
contains it's own rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a quite legible 
display.  If you set the D7 to send RECEIVED posits as NMEA waypoints TO 
the GPS, it will plot them on a rudimentary map labled with callsigns.   
[The ForeTrex appears to have the same basic capabilities, firmware and 
display as the basic yellow Etrex but in a much more versatile 
package.    A full review of the Garmin ForeTrexFull with screen shots 
of it's display are here on my website:

     http://wa8lmf.net/Foretrex  




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