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[aprssig] PHAROS GPS 500?

K8YS k8ys at fuse.net
Mon Nov 2 23:25:57 UTC 2009


I have several of these, one or two are branded Pharos, some are branded
Microsoft.

There is a serial cable that can plug into the edge connector giving the
standard NMEA output.
Also, a couple options; one is a Bluetooth option, you plug the engine into
a dock and you have a Bluetooth GPS. Another option is a plug - adapter,
that converts the thing into a Compact Flash connector so that it can
directly plug into your Dell Axim. Another option is a USB adapter, serial
in, a "globby module" in the middle of the cable, USB out.

I happen to like these, the SiRF 3 is a hot receiver, built on a patch
antenna.

If he does not have the cable, he may find it a cheaper option to buy a new
- OLD SOFTWARE - Streets & Trip with GPS to get the cable. I have bought
these at Half Priced Books for $10.00 because S&T was 2 years old.

Bob K8YS





-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Patrick
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 6:03 PM
To: bruninga at usna.edu; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] PHAROS GPS 500?

If its the model I think it is, they do actually have a serial base for 
it that snaps on in place of the usb one...  One of the guys locally is 
(or was at one point) using it with his opentracker..

p

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> I have a MS street and Maps with a GPS locator.  
>>
>> It has a PHAROS GPS 500 sirf III GPS receiver...
>> The GPS system has what appears to be a encoder 
>> between the receiver and the USB cable..  The 
>> receiver is about a an inch and a quarter square, 
>> internal antenna. (no antenna input connector).
>>
>> So the question is do you know anyone that has 
>> incorporated this PHAROS receiver into... APRS?
>>     
>
> Anyone?
> Bob, Wb4APR
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