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[aprssig] advice on purchesing GPS for use with D-710

Michael Heskett mheskett at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 28 20:45:24 UTC 2011


This is listed as an optional cable for the device:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=26668

which is labeled : Serial Data/Power Cable


Michael Heskett
WB5QLD

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Stephen H. Smith
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2011 3:28 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] advice on purchesing GPS for use with D-710
> 
> On 8/28/2011 3:46 PM, J T wrote:
> > Or the new Garmin Montana series.  The Montana 650t comes preloaded
> with topo
> > maps although you can load other maps into them, too.  It has a large
> > touch-screen display (very nuvi-like), a serial port for direct
> connection to
> > a D710, and can also be used as a portable GPS.
> >
> > -Jerome, W0JRT
> >
> 
> 
>  From what I can determine from Garmin's own description/specs, it
> appears to
> only have a USB interface.
> 
> There is no mention of a classic RS-232 serial port (required to
> connect to a
> Kenwood), nor any mention of FMI support (that allows the USB interface
> to
> "morph" into a serial port when a special cable is attached).
> 
> Note that USB client devices (like this Garmin) CAN NOT be converted to
> serial
> with the usual USB<-->serial dongles.  USB client devices can only link
> up with
> a computer-based master (a.k.a. "server") running appropriate device-
> specific
> driver software.
> 
> 
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