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Re: Low Cost GPS Handheld?



There are quite a few manufactures of units similar to ....

http://www.garmin.com/oem/

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>
To: "'GEORGE ABBOTT'" <ka1ajf@cox.net>; <kd9kc@elp.rr.com>; "'Eric
Rosenberg'" <wd3q@erols.com>
Cc: "'Amsat Bulletin Board'" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 6:31 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Low Cost GPS Handheld?


>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: GEORGE ABBOTT [mailto:ka1ajf@cox.net]
> > Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 10:20 PM
> > To: kd9kc@elp.rr.com; 'Eric Rosenberg'
> > Cc: 'Amsat Bulletin Board'
> > Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Low Cost GPS Handheld?
> >
> >
> > have you checked out the gps attachment for the palm pilot?
>
> Yes, I have.
>
> They are good enough for what they are.  And while not against them, I
would
> not want one while hiking.
>
> They do not receive the sats as well as a dedicated unit.  Also, they are
> non-functional without the palm (unless something else has just hit the
> market), Third, they take both hands to operate again.  One to
hold/support
> the palm, the other to pen the palm.
>
> Also, harder to carry and keep sat lock, at least for me.  I didn't want
my
> palm exposed on my shoulder the entire hike.
>
> Personal preference.  They work.  I like the size/weight of the E-trex.
On
> a tough hike, every ounce counts.
>
> Mike.  KD9KC
> El Paso, TX.
>
>
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