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    GPS Receiver question...

    I picked up the IGuiddance 2.1.1 software recently for use with laptop, but I've yet to come to a conclusion on which GPS receiver I want to use with it.

    I'm leaning towards the BU-355, but I can't find any good places to purchase it, any reccomendations?

    Also, I was wondering if any of the USB GPS Receivers that come with the MS Streets and Tips or Delorme Earthmate GPS kits can be used in conjunction with Iguidance and if so, how well do they function together? Strong signal?

    Thanks for any help you guys can offer!

    Chris

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    I use the one with S&T .. I think it's a great GPS reciever, the best thing you cand o to get better reception is to mount externally, I use various plastic covers and silcone sealer to secure it all.. works great!

    but almsot all gps devices feed a NMEA signal .. and that's standard for most software
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    I purchased a BU-353 of of ebay for very cheap. Same as the bu-355 except mine is usb. Anyway check that out and see if you can get a deal.

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    neon eddy...got a pic of that case you're using. i think i need to go outside with my receiver. doesn't seem to work on the dash like it used to

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    Quote Originally Posted by albysure
    neon eddy...got a pic of that case you're using. i think i need to go outside with my receiver. doesn't seem to work on the dash like it used to
    I've got the M$ GPS that comes with S&T. Check out this thread, the Plastic-Dip is under $8.00.

    Earthmate not weatherproof need help

    After the first dip dried for 30 mins I added magnets to the base. After 2 hours I added a second coat. I've used it in the New England rain for four days and it still works great.

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    finally!! got my answer to this can't wait to try it out. so if you use a magnet to mount it it won't cause any interference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albysure
    finally!! got my answer to this can't wait to try it out. so if you use a magnet to mount it it won't cause any interference?
    The magnets have not caused me any problems. Alot of GPS receivers already have a magnet in the base, that's were I got my idea.

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    funny thing..since the interior is being sanded now i havent had the opportunity to play with the gps lately. i went online and got that update file and installed it. well now it works...everywhere, on my deck, on the ground and on my dash board! so i guess im not going to have this problem anymore. i get a ton of satellites too. thanks for all your help guys on this

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    aznguy:

    You will be happy with the BU353(USB) or the BU355. I purchased mine for 60 bucks shipped on ebay. Very very strong signal.
    Tucka Tucka

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    Pros and cons for serial and USB GPS - BU353 or the BU355? I'm going to buy one and they have both for the same price. Which one should I choose and why? I have the EPIA SP1300 and it has a serial onboard port...

    Many thanx
    /H

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