[aprssig] Compatible GPS for waypoint upload?

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Tue Jun 12 15:23:09 EDT 2007

GPSmap 276c

On 6/12/07, Stephen Peters <scpeters at mac.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been looking around for an automotive style GPS (autorouting,
> good basemaps, color screen etc) that can accept waypoint uploads.
> I've been disappointed to find that most of the modern GPS units do
> not include an NMEA-0183 serial port, and instead only a USB port.
> With the advent of so many "waypoint upload" style APRS products, Can
> anyone recommend a good GPS unit to connect to the other end of such
> a device!
> For example, none of the Garmin NUVI series would work, neither would
> the modern Magellan units that I've seen.  The Tomtom website doesn't
> even provide enough information to determine if the port exists!
> There are some intriguing(?) products that could serve this market,
> but I don't know much about them, for example:
> <http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2007/06/07/woots-done-it-again-7-
> gps-navigation-with-20gb-hdd-for-250/>
> <http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?
> EdpNo=2529863&Sku=D158-1706>
> (Maybe one of them could run Xastir??)
> Do you have a GPS that you use with $GPWPL sending hardware that you
> would recommend?
> I am already familiar with the Garmin 276c, and a number of the older
> monochrome units.
> Thank you in advance,
> -Steve
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