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    Exclamation $60 GPS System! Antenna and software!

    Go here:
    http://www.softwareandstuff.com/h_comp_gps.html

    I have no idea what the software looks like though. Its an old one, 1996 I think. The company that makes it (Mitac) doesn't have any information about it. The antenna looks like its perfect for a car. A lot better than that ugly yellow thing Delorme makes.

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    I'm skeptical. Anyone know anything. BC if this thing really works for 60 bucks, I might just have to add GPS
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    This looks like the specs for the Mitac http://www.mitacinds.com/GPS/mgs-110.htm

    It is NMEA compatible, so if you do not like the software that comes with the product, you can use just about anything else out there, with the exception of Sony's Skymap.

    All-in-all $60 for just a NMEA receiver is not bad, the Rand McNally is about $79 and uses the PS/2 port for power, 12V lighter adapter is extra $$

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    Great, you found the specs. I ordered one already - I'm just gonna snip the lighter adapter off and run the power directly to the car or computer power supply.

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    Yeah I called and ordered one of these last Monday. They said its all there for $60.00
    I will post again when I get it.

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    So have you got your GPS from them yet? how is it?

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    This looks pretty nice. I wonder how it will look on my 5" LCD Screen.
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    I got mine and tested it today. The software is very functional, but its a bit ugly looking. There's an alternative view setting that helps. I plugged it in and went for a drive - the GPS box kept saying "aquiring", and nothing was happening. I went and parked somewhere and the sattllites locked on after at least 3 minutes. After that everything worked perfectly. I guess the antenna will work with almost any GPS software (including Delorme), and the software will work with almost any antenna. Not a bad deal for $60.

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    Hey Lifter,
    What size screen are you using this with and how does it look?

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    I'm using a 6.4" color Sharp VGA TFT monitor (not video). Its a straight digital connection, just like a laptop. It looks perfect, like it would on any computer monitor. If your using a TV LCD, then I'm not sure how well you could read the street names. I imagine that if you can read the "Start" on the start button, then your ok.

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