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    @KB5WID: have ever used both serial 1 & 2 on the Axiom SandPiper? Do they both work well?
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    I am not using the second port. I only needed the first port. From what I have read the second port will need the MAX232 to convert the levels for it to work.
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    Thanks for your reply. The 2nd serial port on my Garmin GPS25 just quit. Contemplating if I should buy the Axiom of eBay. Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KB5WID
    I have it installed now. It worked like a dream.

    Here is the Connections to the PC:

    PC > GPS

    +5 > Pin 1
    +5 > Pin 2
    GND > Pin 10

    Com2:
    Pin2 > Pin 11
    Pin3 > Pin 12
    Pin5 > Pin 13


    Thats it.
    The board is small enought to fit in most cases without issue. I connected to the Com2 header on the VIA MII10000

    The only thing that poped up when I booted the PC was the GPS coming up as a serial mouse.

    The board is a great buy. If you want a GPS and don't need to move it from PC to PC this is what I feel would be a great solution at a cheep price.

    THe UBLOX or PC-11 are also great choices.

    BTW: I got the Active antenna from www.mobilegpsonline.com
    I also bought this GPS, can you tell me how to identify which is pin 1, and which is pin 2, ect??

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    Sorry I didn't reply sooner. Pin one is the pin with the white square painted on the board.

    All the info on this reciever can be found at http://www.allsurplus.net/Axiom/
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    What do u think about this antenna? do u think it could work with this card?

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    That antenna should work without issue. I use Larsen antennas for Ham radio all the time.
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    are there any tutorials for wiring this up????

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    Here is the Connections to the PC:

    PC > GPS

    +5 > Pin 1
    +5 > Pin 2
    GND > Pin 10

    Com2:/GPS
    Pin2 > Pin 11
    Pin3 > Pin 12
    Pin5 > Pin 13

    That should be all you need to get it to work
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    Excuse me boys, I've change my USB GPS mouse whit this Axiom, I've connect an external antenna whic have >28dB of Amplification but I lock poor satellite than the USB receiver.
    Someone have compared the Axiom whit an USB receiver? It's a my problem or it's a Axiom Specification?

    Thanks!
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