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    Question 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)

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    Quote 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
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    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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    Quote 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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    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.

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    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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    most of these USB devices are in fact serial with a serial->USB converter. these are seen as /dev/usb/ttyUSB[blah]
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    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?

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    deluo has the exact same GPS for cheaper

    www.deluo.com

    got mine today with adapter cables for my Axim and my laptop (USB)
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    awesome, my friend just showed me the deluo link
    i will probably get that one

    thanks!

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