[aprssig] GPS for D700

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Aug 28 12:03:05 EDT 2015

Or if you want to do something hammish, the U-blox 6m is under $12 new on Ebay now. This unit outperforms any GPS I've used, it gets lock from a cold start in under 30 seconds inside my house which has a metal roof. Nothing else will even maintain lock achieved outside when brought into the house.

If you don't have have a junk box to supply the other parts add $1 each for Ebaying a buck converter for cool power, RS232 converter, and a plastic box. You can even splurge by sending $15-16 for the U-blox 7 or 8, which will improve accuracy by doing simultaneous Glonass and GPS, but that is probably overkill for APRS since the protocol only sends hundredths of a minute.

Steve K4HG

On Aug 28, 2015, at 8:43 AM, Terry Palmer via aprssig <aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:

> Garmin 18x PC GPS; Amazon July 13, $65.  Bought to replace unit that expired after 10 years; plug and play; because I already had the 9-pin serial a 12 volt auto accessory socket. Have a auto accessory plug with 2 sockets, 1 for base unit and other for 12v power to the GPS.
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