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  • Where can I locate a good serial GPS unit?

    Everyone seems to be selling USB GPS units nowadays, and I do not want those. I want a serial GPS unit that will work with programs like Streets and Trips/MapPoint and NetStumbler and the such. Can anyone recommend a fairly decent serial unit, but more importantly, where I can get one (there is one on ebay now, but I also need one for my friend)

    thanks
    Mazdaspeed Car Computer
    gotta redo it all

  • #2
    Originally posted by Dexter
    Everyone seems to be selling USB GPS units nowadays, and I do not want those. I want a serial GPS unit that will work with programs like Streets and Trips/MapPoint and NetStumbler and the such. Can anyone recommend a fairly decent serial unit, but more importantly, where I can get one (there is one on ebay now, but I also need one for my friend)

    thanks
    Call a radio shack in the area and ask them to look for part number 20-1601 and 20-1602 in their district. They just discontinued it and the price went from $100 to $30. I have been using it and have been happy so far.

    --Tom
    ME-6000, Lilliput 7" vga + touch, generic GPS, RedHat 9, custom mapping software.

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    • #3
      I'm using Haicom HI-203E serial version, and I work's fine for me using destinator an d MP/AGPS. And you could use it with any adapter you buy, USB, serial, Pocket PC, Palm...

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      • #4
        Garmin

        Originally posted by Dexter
        Everyone seems to be selling USB GPS units nowadays, and I do not want those. I want a serial GPS unit that will work with programs like Streets and Trips/MapPoint and NetStumbler and the such. Can anyone recommend a fairly decent serial unit, but more importantly, where I can get one (there is one on ebay now, but I also need one for my friend)

        thanks
        Have you looked at Garmin? They still make Serial cables for most of their Outdoor GPS units.

        I use the Garmin Etrex Vista for my MapPoint (with the $10 AGPS plugin http://www.techgt.com/agps/ because I must have voice prompts for turn by turn directions) and it works fine with the Serial cable! Check out Garmin!

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        • #5
          If you have the $, the Garmin GPS16 and GPS35 kick some ***. They run about $160 and $200 respectively, but they are worth it. Fast aquire times, high quality antennas, lots of NMEA sentences, and a good update rate.

          Oh yeah, and both come in serial.
          ME-6000, Lilliput 7" vga + touch, generic GPS, RedHat 9, custom mapping software.

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          • #6
            Tell you what...You buy me a nice USB one (Delorme) and I'll give you my serial one...

            eBay would be the best bet I would think...?
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            • #7
              most of these USB devices are in fact serial with a serial->USB converter. these are seen as /dev/usb/ttyUSB[blah]
              I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
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              • #8
                Thanks for the recommendations about the Garmin units but they are a little out of my budget. I was looking to spend around ~$100.

                I managed to finally find something:
                http://www.gpscity.com/gps/brados/34...m210pccig.html

                How does that unit look?
                Mazdaspeed Car Computer
                gotta redo it all

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                • #9
                  deluo has the exact same GPS for cheaper

                  www.deluo.com

                  got mine today with adapter cables for my Axim and my laptop (USB)
                  Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
                  Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
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                  • #10
                    awesome, my friend just showed me the deluo link
                    i will probably get that one

                    thanks!
                    Mazdaspeed Car Computer
                    gotta redo it all

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                    • #11
                      wizardPC, what software are you using with the deluo? I just got mine in today but haven't tried it yet!
                      EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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                      • #12
                        I bought Street atlas 2004 pocket for my pocket PC for $40 at compusa, and I am gonna use the rand mcnally software taht came with the unit for my laptop and eventually in the carputer
                        Debt as of 1/1/05: $34,354.48
                        Debt as of July 4, 2007: $0.00 explanation
                        I'M DEBT FREE!!
                        I'm now a reasonably successful gunblogger.

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                        • #13
                          I was just wondering cuz I got the routis software and the rand mcnally software. I installed routis last night and I am not too happy with it.
                          EPIA 800, DWW-7VGA LCD w/Touchscreen, 256mb ram, dvd rom, ati radeon 7000 video card, 80 gb 3.5" hard drive.

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                          • #14
                            What's with the stuipid color? The specs and price both look good, but why dont they make it in black?

                            --Tom
                            ME-6000, Lilliput 7" vga + touch, generic GPS, RedHat 9, custom mapping software.

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                            • #15
                              No kidding. I have to find a different pair of shoes to match it...

                              '93 Explorer Sport
                              EPIA M10000, 256 MB RAM, 120 GB HD, OPUS 150W PS, 7"TS, slot load DVD, GPS

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