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[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver

r gilson rgilson14215 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 21 19:26:18 UTC 2012


Thanks I'll check it out!
Ron

--- On Fri, 1/20/12, Jim Wright <ks4o at arrl.net> wrote:

From: Jim Wright <ks4o at arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012, 2:22 PM

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>
              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>>



                  

                  

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