[aprssig] RE: Delorme Earthmate

KC2MMi kc2mmi at verizon.net
Thu Apr 21 17:12:24 EDT 2005

Ron, there are two Earthmates. The old one, the new one. If you look at the
Delorme web pages, the new one is the smaller one that is currently still
being sold. It has replacable cables. It is only sold with a USB cable, but
Delorme also sells a serial+12Vpower cable for another $40. The unit itself
can work either way--but needs their proprietary cable. Or, you can modify
the USB cable it is sold with, since that has all the necessary connections
in it if you are comfortable with hacking the cable connector. The pinouts
are available online, I think in the Tinytrak group on yahoo.

The new Earthmate (often called Earthmate2 by us heathens) sends NMEA and
works very nicely as a standard GPS. The older Earthmate is a totally
different device.

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