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[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 21 03:56:49 UTC 2012



Note that he says "a computer-based APRS or mapping program"
 ... COMPUTER BASED...

You'd have to supply power, no?  The puck is a client/slave/whatever (which needs power) not a master (such as a computer that supplies power).

-- 
 73, Steve, K9DCI  


--- Boyd Prestwood K5YKG wrote:

> I wonder if the puck could be opened
> up and a serial cable (terminated in a DB-9 or some such) be
> soldered on before the USB conversion?
> Boyd Prestwood K5YKG
> 
> 
> 
> On 1/20/2012 12:26 PM, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> > 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.




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