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[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Jan 20 19:04:33 UTC 2012


No.  Read carefully the original posting.  In particular:

> but NOT with stand-alone hardware devices like Kenwood radios,
> TinyTracks, Tracker 2, etc.

See also http://www.argentdata.com/support/usb.html

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32


On 1/20/2012 1:47 PM, r gilson wrote:
> OK now is there an adapter so this receiver can be interfaced to a D7 
> or D700 Radio?  Awesome and simple way to get on APRS.
> Ron  WA2WWK
>
> --- On *Fri, 1/20/12, Stephen H. Smith /<wa8lmf2 at aol.com>/* wrote:
>
>
>     From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
>     Subject: [aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver
>     To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>     Date: Friday, January 20, 2012, 1:26 PM
>
>     If you want a GPS to use with a computer-based APRS or mapping
>     program, this is an unbeatable deal.
>
>     Amazon is currently selling the GlobalSat BU-353 USB "hockey puck"
>     GPS receiver for USD $25.28 with FREE shipping!
>
>     This is a USB-interfaced device that will work with any kind of
>     COMPUTER-based APRS setup, but NOT with stand-alone hardware
>     devices like Kenwood radios, TinyTracks, Tracker 2, etc.
>
>     The unit draws only 80mA at five volts from the USB port it is
>     plugged into; i.e. no batteries or external power source required.
>     The low drain means it will have virtually no impact on the
>     battery life of a laptop or netbook.
>
>     It uses the now-ubiquitous SIRF-III GPS chipset and standard
>     Prolific serial-->USB interface chip internally.  The standard
>     Prolific driver commonly used with serial<-->USB cable dongles
>     works with it, to create the virtual COM port required by most
>     mapping and APRS programs like UIview or APRSpoint.
>
>     The SiRF-III chipset is sensitive enough that the device will
>     probably work just fine inside the car on top of the dash, but the
>     device is waterproof and has an embedded magnet to stick to the
>     roof of a vehicle if needed.
>
>     Link to the Amazon page for this device (Warning: long URL may
>     wrap lines and break)
>
>     <http://www.amazon.com/GlobalSat-BU-353-Waterproof-USB-Receiver/dp/B000PKX2KA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327081831&sr=1-1
>     <http://www.amazon.com/GlobalSat-BU-353-Waterproof-USB-Receiver/dp/B000PKX2KA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327081831&sr=1-1>
>     <http://www.amazon.com/GlobalSat-BU-353-Waterproof-USB-Receiver/dp/B000PKX2KA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327081831&sr=1-1
>     <http://www.amazon.com/GlobalSat-BU-353-Waterproof-USB-Receiver/dp/B000PKX2KA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327081831&sr=1-1>>>
>
>
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>
>     Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
>     Skype:        WA8LMF
>     Home Page: http://wa8lmf.net
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