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[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver

Jim Wright ks4o at arrl.net
Fri Jan 20 19:22:08 UTC 2012


Ron - While you're on the Argent Data site, look at the Products section
and find their ADS-GM1 GPS Receiver.  This is an RS-232 serial device (not
USB) that is also based on the excellent SiRFstar III chip.

73
-jim KS4O

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <
ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:

>  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> <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> * wrote:
>
>
> From: Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> <wa8lmf2 at aol.com>
> Subject: [aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org> <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
> >>
>
>
>
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