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[aprssig] Kenwood <> Garmin adapter cable

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Feb 25 21:01:48 UTC 2009

The voltage output level to the Garmin side is only 0-3.3v, but the 
polarity is right, so if that's sufficient (I think it is) then yes, it 
should work.  You'd be able to run the 60C in Garmin mode, and send it 
Kenwood sentences from the D710 that'd show up with translated symbols, 
altitude data, and course/speed in the comments.

In fact, the custom symbol support is still there, and just needs one 
bit in the configuration flipped.  I didn't get around to giving it an 
NMEA command to flip that bit, though, so you'd actually have to reload 
the firmware, which isn't too hard.

And of course you've got to get power somewhere to run it, and the 60C 
won't do that.  You can supply it on either side, though, and it should 
work up to 12v at least.


Jason KG4WSV wrote:
> hey Scott,
> Is this only for the FMI interfaced Garmin models?
> I wouldn't mind something like this to go with my MAP60C.  The
> tracker2 functionality works great with it.
> -Jason
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