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    I didnt think there were roads in australia ... a la Mad Max.


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    Originally posted by mxxxxxm
    I didnt think there were roads in australia ... a la Mad Max.

    And driving to work in Sydney takes forever, what with the traffic and dodging all the kangaroos that are running wild down the street...
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    Originally posted by C4M
    The specs on this one are pretty much the same as the one I linked above, and it's $30 cheaper. w00t! As if I needed any further persuasion, it's not silver!

    /me hopes that they ship outside the USA...

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    They ship outside Australia - w00t!

    Deluo GPS

    Anyone in Australia considering GPS and want to split the shipping costs? (Kardas? Magnetik?)

    Should be able to get three without incurring the wrath of our friends in Customs and the ATO

    PM me if you're interested. I'm ordering next week...

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    Stick with the Garmin GPS35 or GPS16.

    Just an antenna, but a top notch one. Garmin makes good stuff. Quick locking, modifiable behavior (choose what string come out), battery backed up, runs off car voltage, ruggedized, etc. etc.

    I have a GPS35 and it works great. The GPS16 is basically the same thing, but slightly improved and with WAAS support. If I was repurchasing now, I'd get the GPS16 (wasn't out when I bought), although the GPS16 might require you to solder on a serial connector to the wires, whereas the GPS35 comes prewired.
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    Originally posted by jshrieve
    Stick with the Garmin GPS35 or GPS16.

    Just an antenna, but a top notch one. Garmin makes good stuff. Quick locking, modifiable behavior (choose what string come out), battery backed up, runs off car voltage, ruggedized, etc. etc.

    I have a GPS35 and it works great. The GPS16 is basically the same thing, but slightly improved and with WAAS support. If I was repurchasing now, I'd get the GPS16 (wasn't out when I bought), although the GPS16 might require you to solder on a serial connector to the wires, whereas the GPS35 comes prewired.
    I looked at the site, and the Garmin does look good. However:

    * the ones linked above only require a USB connection (I only have one serial port, and it's busy)
    * they take their power from the PC, meaning that there is only one cable necessary
    * I only need std NMEA sentences for the software packages I plan on running
    * I suck at soldering

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