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[aprssig] GPS Replacement

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Fri Nov 5 19:24:19 UTC 2010

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:


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

--- 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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