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[aprssig] Garmin Nuvi 205

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Tue Jul 14 15:25:03 UTC 2009


Someone sent in a 205 and it's on my desk now, running in FMI mode.

It's a little different, so the GTRANS cable won't work as-is.  It needs 
an 8.2k resistor replaced with a 12k, and it needs an external 5v power 
source.

I can do the resistor swap in about 10 seconds (it's an 0402 size 
resistor, kind of a pain if you don't have a hot air pencil) so if 
anyone's interested, just make a note on the order that you want it 
modified for the 2x5 series.  You're on your own for the 5v power 
supply, though.  You might be able to scrap a cell phone charger or 
something, but it needs to supply at least 600 mA.

Scott
N1VG

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wrote:
> Nope, does not support FMI mode.  The Nuvi 3xx and up support FMI and 
> can be used with a usb to serial converter made by Scott Miller 
> www.argentdata.com <http://www.argentdata.com> .  The nuvi 350 (out of 
> production) is the ONE to have if you can find one somewhere.
>  
> Wes
> 
>  
> On 2009-07-12, *K8YS* <k8ys at fuse.net <mailto:k8ys at fuse.net>> wrote:
> 
>         My kids gave me a Nuvi 205 for fathers day…..
> 
>          
> 
>         Is there a way to pull data out for some useful purpose??
> 
>          
> 
>         Bob K8YS
> 
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