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[aprssig] Garmin GPS-18-USB for $25 !

Chris Rose kb8uih at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 13 00:34:06 UTC 2008

Just do anything to confuse people.  That makes the buyer very dependent on reading all information on an item.  How many different versions of one product are necessary?  If one product was made with options to set it to different outputs wouldn't it be cheaper in the long run?  The price could be lowered on the manufacturer's end. 


--- On Tue, 12/9/08, Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Garmin GPS-18-USB for $25 !
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 10:29 PM
> On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Chris Rose
> <kb8uih at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Argent Data Systems has the Garmin GPS 18 on its site
> and it says it defaults to NMEA output.  Why does this one
> with USB connector doesn't do this?
> 'cause Garmin made them that way; you'll have to
> ask them.
> There are at least 4 models of the GPS18: the GPS18USB,
> GPS18PC,
> GPS18LVC, and a 5Hz model.  All but the USB model are RS232
> and
> capable of NMEA and Garmin binary modes.  The USB model is
> Garmin
> binary mode _only_.
> -Jason
> kg4wsv
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