[aprssig] What is the best GPS Data RX on the market now?Answer: GPS 18x

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Sun Jan 25 10:17:20 EST 2009

You could just pester Scott on his converter for the Nuvi's to make them 
able to talk to the 710...  As someone who typically had 3-4 gps 
receivers in the car I'm happy to now only need one with my Nuvi 350 and 
my OT2... 

As to your location issues, have you checked to see if your gps2 hasn't 
reset its configuration into a different datum or output format?   I've 
seen that happen with some of my older gps' with similar results...


Rich Garcia wrote:
> Exactly the altitude limit that really does not concern me too much 
> since I don't do any balloon stuff. I'll see where else on the net I 
> can find a 18x for a good price, I am guessing they can be found for 
> about $50-$60.
> Next thing I got to do is take the GPSII and GPS V waypoints that I 
> have and suck them out of the units before they totally die. Displays 
> are going south and I am getting some sort of wierd errors when the 
> GPSII locks on. Friday my wife was in the other county then appeared 
> in Central Mexico and just sat there, location was wrong but I think 
> the timestamp continued to be correct. The Kenwood continued to Xmit 
> the location and I think it's smart enough to look to see if it's a 
> valid sentence and xmit or not. I'll probably buy a Nuvi for actual 
> navigation and got to see if I can transfer the old data over to the 
> new ones, I have about 13 years of waypoints from accross the country 
> saved up which I would like to keep.
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* J T [mailto:w0jrt at yahoo.com]
>     *Sent:* Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:02 PM
>     *To:* TAPR APRS Mailing List
>     *Subject:* Re: [aprssig] What is the best GPS Data RX on the
>     market now?Answer: GPS 18x
>     Can you be more specific?  I have multiple GPS 18 units and even
>     one GPS 18x running, with some of them attached to D700s and I've
>     never had a problem.  The only issue that I've heard about is that
>     the very early GPS 18x units (the 18x is the high-sensitivity
>     replacement for the now or soon to be discontinued GPS 18) had an
>     altitude limit in that they would no longer report altitudes if
>     the unit went above 60,000 feet, but that issue was resolved with
>     a firmware upgrade several months ago.  I just looked at Scott's
>     page and it still mentions this bug, but that page is outdated
>     since the bug has been fixed.  Even if you have one of the early
>     GPS 18x units you can upgrade the firmware which is available at
>     garmin.com.
>     I've had nothing but excellent results with both the GPS 18x and
>     the older GPS 18.  I'd highly recommend using the GPS 18x.  It's
>     been reliable and has very fast acquisition.
>     -Jerome, W0JRT
>     --- On *Sat, 1/24/09, Rich Garcia /<k4gpsc at gmail.com>/* wrote:
>         Scott's web page and it seems Garmin has a problem currently with the GPS18
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