[aprssig] USB interface to d700a

Michael J. Wolthuis wolthui3 at msu.edu
Thu Feb 2 11:05:38 EST 2006

So, do we know if the newer Garmin units have only USB or do they have
serial as well?


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Curt, WE7U
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2006 10:55 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] USB interface to d700a

On Thu, 2 Feb 2006, Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:

> In looking at the new Garmin GPS units I see the majority of them say
> interface.  I assume this means they have a USB interface and not serial
> only?  How can this be connected to the d700a directly without a computer?

You can't.  Fun with USB...

Even something like a USB->Serial converter cannot be used in this
case.  Those are designed for the computer end of a USB cable.  I
know of no way to convert an end-device from USB to serial, although
perhaps somebody has created a more intelligent device that can do
this now.  If so, somebody on here will enlighten us I'm sure.

Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
"Lotto:    A tax on people who are bad at math." -- unknown
"Windows:  Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates." -- WE7U
"The world DOES revolve around me:  I picked the coordinate system!"

aprssig mailing list
aprssig at lists.tapr.org

More information about the aprssig mailing list