[aprssig] Garmin GPS SERIAL VS USB

Wyatt Foard wyattfoard at comcast.net
Tue May 31 13:38:15 EDT 2005

I've had some discussions with design engineers at Garmin and from what 
I've heard RS-232 is on its way out. Most new designs are being done 
with only a USB interface. Some higher end models will likely continue 
to include the port, but the lower cost consumer receivers will be USB only.

Wyatt - KR5WF

Tyson S. wrote:
> I was just at the garmin website and I see that all of the higher end
> mapping gps units have USB, does this mean that they have BOTH serial
> and USB? or does this mean that they are now useless for APRS with a
> Tiny Trak or a TH-D7A(G)? I need a small mapping GPS with SERIAL OUT
> (NMEA) and a color screen.

More information about the aprssig mailing list