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[aprssig] What is the best GPS Data RX on the marketnow? Answer: GPS 18x

Jan T. Pharo la2bba at jpharo.net
Tue Jan 27 06:33:54 UTC 2009


Rich Garcia <k4gpsc at gmail.com>, Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:28:22 -0500

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>That does not interest me. I purchased the Kenwood to be a KISS project.

"That" above refers to my point that one can't see the positions of
other stations relatively to each other on a no-display-GPS.

However, the original posting from Rich didn't say anything about the
need to mainly be tracked.

The subject is talking about "the best GPS Data RX on the market", so
opinions from other amateurs about that are relevant, even if the OP
had another thought in mind.

>When I go on a long trip, over 100 miles or so I will quite often plug my
>laptop in with UI-View, the serial output from the Kenwood allows me to see
>stations quite nicely on the laptop

In my opinion, the use of a laptop will be a distraction for the
driver, but it will of course replace the need for a display-GPS.
I would think that people with a car navigation system would prefer to
use that even for APRS, as it has to contain a position calculator,
such as a GPS. The Garmin 276x (and other units with similar
properties) in my eyes is a good multi-purpose unit for APRS and
navigation.

-- 
73 de Jan, LA2BBA
Hvaler, Norway



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