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[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Jan 20 20:58:23 UTC 2012


On 1/20/2012 2:22 PM, Jim Wright wrote:
> 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.

I bought one of these to replace a Garmin GPS-18 serial which finally died 
after almost 10 years exposure to Southern California's highly-corrosive ozone 
and SO2 laced air.    The Argent works fantastically -- far more sensitive than 
the earlier-technology original GPS-18.

I assume the  SiRF-III-based Globalsat will have essentially identical 
performance. but for direct USB-interfaced  application on my netbook.






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