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Re: Low Cost GPS Handheld?



have you checked out the gps attachment for the palm pilot?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: "'Eric Rosenberg'" <wd3q@erols.com>
Cc: "'Amsat Bulletin Board'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 5:26 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Low Cost GPS Handheld?


>
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Eric Rosenberg" <wd3q@erols.com>
> > To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:52
> > Subject: [amsat-bb] Low Cost GPS Handheld?
> >
> >
> > Need a recommendation for an INEXPENSIVE GPS handheld that I can take
> > with me as a stand-alone and get data out of for other applciaitons
> > (I.e., to plug into a laptop or PDA or...)
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Eric W3DQ
> > Washington, DC
> > wd3q@erols.com
>
> I highly recommend the Garmin E-Trex Venture.
>
> I prefer Garmin over Magellan for several reasons.
>
> The Garmin is smaller, weighs less, and has a longer battery life, plus
you
> can operate it easily on one hand.  The Magellans work best if you use
both
> hands.  It has to do with the position of the buttons.
>
> I am sure someone will point you to the basic Garmin E-Trex (yellow).
> Unless you are strapped for cash, pass it by.
>
> The Venture allows for longer (more meaningful) waypoint names, longer
track
> and route names, double the number of legs per track (this IS a big deal
if
> you track back), has a much better resolution display, and comes with the
> data cable, which is an option on the basic yellow.
>
> When you add it all up, the Venture is a great choice.  I have used one
for
> hiking hundreds of miles.  It has not disappointed me in the least.  I
keep
> it in a pager pouch, on the shoulder harness of my gear.  I can direct you
> to a photo of this if you like.
>
> BTW, I use a program called ExpertGPS for doing topo maps and Arial
photos.
> And I sometimes use VisualGPS for refining my position.
>
> Good luck, whatever you choose.
>
> Mike.  KD9KC
> El Paso, TX.
> Volunteer - Franklin Mountain State Park.
>
>
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