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[aprssig] Slightly OT: GPS Receiver Recomendations

Byon Garrabrant byon at byonics.com
Tue May 19 20:26:38 UTC 2009


I have cables (GPAKC/GPAKP $25) to adapt my GPS2 to all 3 Kenwood APRS
radios, and also to connect to a 12V supply (cig lighter or
Powerpoles) to supply the required 5V.

http://www.byonics.com/tinytrak/gps.php

Byon

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Josh Smith <juicewvu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>
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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
>> Senior K9 Handler, Eagle Valley Search Dogs http://evdogs.org
>> K9 Certification Tester, NYS Federation of SAR Teams
>> 1st Special Response Group (1SRG) www.1srg.org
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>>
>>
>> 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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