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

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Wed Aug 31 19:39:57 UTC 2011


On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 07:53:01PM +0100, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> flavor, containing:
> > The old serial eTrex units will show waypoints from the radio.  My
> > first generation Garmin MAP60C works fine as well, as do many others.
> > 
> > -Jason
> > kg4wsv
> 
> Hi.
> 
> The original Yellow eTrex (basic) wont!  I have tried, from a D7.  Not a 
> lot of point either, the screen is too small and limited.

Yes, the original yellow etrex (of around 1998-2000 vintage) had insufficient
room in its eeprom for code to handle NMEA in.  There's no firmware upgrade
that enables it.

Later versions of the etrex have NMEA in/out, but the first one released
didn't.

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