[aprssig] GPS Epoch Rollover Findings

Fred Hillhouse fmhillhouse at comcast.net
Fri Apr 26 09:49:40 EDT 2019

I use the Garmin 62s. The latest version appears to be the 66.

Best regards,
Fred N7FMH

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From: aprssig [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 12:13 AM
To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] GPS Epoch Rollover Findings

I saw this thread at work today, came home and powered up my old Garmin
12.  No luck, checked the AA batteries and they were leaky.  Got all out
except one.  Tried lemon juice to work on the alkaline crust, tapped it
gently, then drilled.  When it finally popped out, I noted that the back
contact inside the GPS was pretty much destroyed, the plastic behind it
was corroded and/or cracked out.  Too bad, I had alot of coordinates
plotted on this old unit -- now it's dead.

Can anyone recommend a half-decent handheld GPS to replace the Garmin 12
LCD series?  I see that some models either want to charge a subscription
for maps, etc. or others (Garmin Rhino) appear way over-priced, though
do include a 5 watt FRS radio.  I already have built-in GPS in my car,
and a cellphone.  So mainly I'm interested in a handheld unit, no
subscriptions (or free lifetime updates) for hiking, camping, and
possibly outside of cell range.

73, KD0KZE / Paul

On 4/24/2019 2:11 PM, Chuck Gooden wrote:
> My Garmin GPS 12 still appears to work.
> Powered it up after sitting unused for a long long while, took a little
> bit of time for it to locate the satellites but did eventually give me
> the correct GPS location and the correct time.
> 73
> Chuck K9LC
> On 4/24/2019 1:39 PM, Steve Noskowicz via aprssig wrote:
>> Garmin Nuvi 750 and the older Garmin GPS V working.
>> The GPS V is no linger recognized on the Garmin Web site
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