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Re: GPS to use for Grid Square/Maidenhead



You can get it in White...order the GPS-36 (marine version).

At 06:34 PM 9/15/2003 -0500, Bruce Bostwick wrote:
>The GPS-35 looks like just what I was after -- although it's black, 
>which in TX is deadly to electronics.  If it was in a white package it 
>would operate much cooler and blend into the roof of my white car, but 
>that's a minor quibble.
>
>Now if I can just get a MIM and a cheap fixed-mount APRS transceiver .. 
>saw a couple of modules a while back that looked like they might work 
>.. and a second 2 meter 1/4 wave magmount, I'm all set.  And now I'm 
>way OT .. although if I could rig it up to uplink on one of the digi 
>sats at the same time, I wouldn't be .. lol
>
>On Sunday, Sep 14, 2003, at 09:42 US/Central, Edward R. Cole wrote:
>
>> Ron, Bruce:
>>
>> Look at the Garmin GPS-35.  I use it for receiving GPS position for 
>> APRS on
>> marine buoys.  I think the website is www.garmin.com but you should 
>> locate
>> it easily via google or with other search engines.
>>
>> Price runs about $150, and it looks like computer mouse and simply 
>> outputs
>> via a cable (which also conveys power: 9-15 vdc).  You can configure it
>> from the serial port of your computer if you wish special data 
>> outputs.  I
>> just take the std gps word it outputs to a mim or tiny-trac board for
>> interfacing with a VHF radio.  I am very pleased with the sensitivity 
>> of
>> the unit (it will acquire while sitting in the back seat of a 
>> SUV...really).
>>
>> 73 - Ed
>>
>> At 07:04 PM 9/13/2003 -0500, Bruce Bostwick wrote:
>>>
>>> On Friday, Sep 12, 2003, at 20:21 US/Central, Ronald Nutter wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am trying to find a basic gps that will give me Maidenhead.  I
>>>> bought a
>>>> Geko-101 from Garmin but it appears that it doesnt do maidenhead but
>>>> instead
>>>> offers MGRS.  Suggestions ?
>>>
>>> Dunno .. I'm still looking for one without a display that will sit on
>>> the roof of my SUV and feed NMEA to an APRS encoder/transmitter .. and
>>> can't seem to find the blind mount ones that are used for that.  Good
>>> luck .. I'm sure one is out there.  I know my Magellan Meridian won't
>>> do it, but then I bought that one before I found out Magellan doesn't
>>> seem to give a hoot about Mac owners and I should have gotten a 
>>> Garmin.
>>>  Still looking for a good OS X app that supports either.  Sigh ..
>>>
>>> Heard from a flight instructor:
>>> "The only dumb question is the one you DID NOT ask, resulting in my
>>> going out and having to identify your bits and pieces in the midst of
>>> torn and twisted metal."
>>>
>>>
>>> "Go ahead and do it, you can apologize later." -- RADM Grace Hopper,
>>> 1906-1992
>>> "The sunset is an illusion, but the beauty is real." -- Richard Bach
>>>
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