[aprssig] GPS Replacement

Bruce W. Martin aprs at almostanywhere.com
Fri Nov 5 15:03:23 CDT 2010

The 276c works had a firmware update that eliminated the breadcrumb problem and was my main GPS attached to my D700 for years. I have replaced it with the Garmin 7200 and a GTRANS cable but the breadcrumb problem exists on that unit now but I like the 7" screen. I still have the 276c and tried to sell it at Dayton last year but there were no takers. Probably have it on the table again next year.


On Nov 5, 2010, at 2:24 PM, Jason Rausch wrote:

> My Garmin Map176c is still my favorite combo along side my HamHUD II (has the same station plotting feature through $GPWPL strings).  There are a few on eBay:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/GARMIN-GPSMAP-176C-Color-Chartplotter-Marine-Auto-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3362506f61QQitemZ220692770657QQptZBoatQ5fPartsQ5fAccessoriesQ5fGear
> I would suggest the 276c, but it has a firmware problem where instead of moving the waypoint marker, it just leaves the old one and creates a new waypoint, with a numerical designator on the end.  It creates a neat breadcrumb feature, but annoying when you one station can easily create several hundred waypoints in your list in a single day.
> Yeah, it's true, serial support on the Garmins is going away, even on the marine chartplotters, but if you are willing to go back in a time just a bit and do a little eBay searching, you can find some of these late model Garmins that have nice color screens and still support serial.
> I didn't write this response just to get a plug in, but if you happen to get one of these Garmins, we have the cables that will interface it to your D700 - http://www.rpc-electronics.com/kenwood.php
> Jason Rausch - KE4NYV
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> --- On Fri, 11/5/10, Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Jason KG4WSV <kg4wsv at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS Replacement
>> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>> Date: Friday, November 5, 2010, 3:15 PM
>> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM, DALE
>> <wa7ixk at embarqmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Look into the Garmin Marine units.
>>> They have NMEA input and output.
>>> None of the  others have it.
>> Wrong.  90 seconds on the garmin web site tells me a
>> serial cable is
>> available for the Colorado and new MAP62 series.  Of
>> course the mouse
>> types (GPS18) also have NMEA/RS232 connectivity, but the
>> original
>> poster implied mapping support.
>> Scott has a nifty device for connecting some of the Garmin
>> units to a D700:
>> https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=113&osCsid=dcfdb91938ddc85a7373270b6341e5bb
>> Isn't the avmap still available?  If you liked it so
>> well just get another.
>> -Jason
>> kg4wsv
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