[aprssig] GPS Power and RS232

Earl Needham needhame1 at plateautel.net
Tue Mar 18 01:17:06 EDT 2008

At 04:07 PM 3/16/2008, Chuck Gooden wrote:

>Anyone know where there might be a small power converter to go from 
>13.8 volts to 5 vdc to power a GPS.  I know how to make one  but am 
>really looking for something readily available at this time.  If not 
>I will have to order some parts and make one.

         Most XM radios use a cigar lighter plug to power them with 
5VDC.  Find a broken radio with a good cord and you're in business.

         BEWARE!  Sirius uses 12VDC!  At least MINE does.

>Also can some one tell me if a serial data from a GPS can be tapped 
>to go to the THD700 AND a laptop?

         I believe you can use a simply "Y" connection and be OK.

         7 3

KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT

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