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[aprssig] Slightly OT: GPS Receiver Recomendations

Josh Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Tue May 19 20:14:06 UTC 2009


Thanks for the quick replies guys.  I was looking for more of
something that was just a "dump" gps receiver (i.e. just spit out the
NMEA data) for use with this instead of something with a display and
etc.  Is this possible with the TH-D7A(g)?

Thanks,
Josh Smith
KD8HRX

email/jabber:  juicewvu at gmail.com
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On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 3:58 PM, Amir Findling K9CHP <sarlabs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now if you want a GPS that can do more than display waypoints of stations,
> I'd recommend the Garmin 60Cx or CSx. You could then add road navigation
> software and have turn-by-turn capabilities while running APRS at the same
> time. Or you could load it with free topos off the web and still see the
> locations of other stations on the map. These two units are fantastic,
> reception is excellent, visibility is great and prices are falling. You can
> also get the power with the Kenwood data cord and then use the cigar lighter
> plug and save on batteries. The 60C(S)x will work even in the console of
> your car! Now if you wanted just something to beacon your position, then the
> advice you already got is the cheaper way to go.
>
> Antenna: I recommend connecting the D7 to a small 1/4 wave mag mount
> antenna. Your signal will get further and reach more digis, than any HT
> antenna in a Faraday cage, meaning your car.
>
>
>
> 73 de K9CHP Amir Findling, Member ARRL, ARRL/ W5YI VE, WAC, WAS
> Website: www.K9CHP.net Blog: http://k9chp.blogspot.com
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> 1st Special Response Group (1SRG) www.1srg.org
>
>
>
> Michael Wolthuis wrote:
>
> Garmin Foretrex 201 is awesome if you want something small and portable.  I
> put it on my wrist, made a long cable with 1/32" conncetors on both ends.
>
> Just make sure to get the 201 which is rechargeable or if you get the 101 be
> prepared with extra batteries.
>
> This is on Ebay usually under $100.  It is great when I bike, jog or walk
> around ham fests.
>
> Now if you don't want it that portable, then pickup a simple E-trex from
> Garmin and just toss it in the dash.  I believe RPC Electronics has the
> cables for that to the d7a directly.  I use a Garmin Vista in this capacity.
>
> Note, these two will give you waypoints on them of other stations, but not
> mapping capabilities.
>
> Mike
> kb8zgl
>
>
>
> On 5/19/09 1:40 PM, "Josh Smith" <juicewvu at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> Can any of you all recommend a good GPS Reciever to use with my
> TH-D7A(g).  I'm going to be going on a fairly long road trip this
> summer and would like to use the the D7A to beacon my position during
> the trip.
>
> Thanks,
> Josh Smith
> KD8HRX
>
> email/jabber:  juicewvu at gmail.com
> phone:  304.237.9369(c)
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