[aprssig] Best GPS with audio

Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Thu Feb 2 15:11:02 EST 2006

I've just ordered a gps 276c.  It has two serial ports AND usb.... I'll
let you know how it works with a d700 when it comes in next week.  I
have conflicting info about using both serial ports at the same time,
but I hope to be able to use 1 serial for kenwood NEMA IN/OUT, and
either the 2nd serial or USB to connect to my laptop.

One other neat thing about this GPS is that you can edit the icons.  I
plan to edit them to match APRS for the most part.  Not that the d700 is
going to assign them anything other than the default dot... but For the
few stations i care enough to track, I'll manually change the icon.

Also, many of the handheld garmins do USB and serial on the same port -
just like some PC mice will auto select USB/ps2.  Depends which cable
you have plugged in.  A friend just bought a 60CS and it does both.  The
5xx series rino units auto select USB/serial on one port.

BTW, when my kenwood pushes a waypoint to hte gps, it gives it a dot for
 an icon.  If you change the stations you "care" about to something
else, then when your GPS memory gets full, you can simply delete
waypoint by symbol.  This lets me delete hundreds of icons at a time
while leaving my wife's car icon as a car.


Michael J. Wolthuis wrote:
> What is the recommendation for best Garmin GPS with turn by turn directions
> and NMEA data output for my d700a?  I used to always want a StreetPilot, but
> never bought one.  Now it appears the line has greatly increased and I would
> like to know what everyone recommend purchasing since my GPS3+ finally died
> completely and the screen appears not repairable cheaply.
> Mike
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