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Old 07-05-2012, 09:18   #16
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Re: gps receiver recommendations

Maybe (?) you can plug the GPS into a USB hub and then lead a USB to Serial cable from the hub to the radio?

I do not think plain splitting of the USB would work because I do not think the radio will accept the USB based signal.

You can probably borrow a hub and the USB/Serial cable from someone and test such a rig prior to splashing out on the hardware.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:21   #17
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Well, but then the radio will be left without the gps signal when you depower the PC...

Unless there are some powered hubs, (?).

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Old 07-05-2012, 14:04   #18
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Re: gps receiver recommendations

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Maybe (?) you can plug the GPS into a USB hub and then lead a USB to Serial cable from the hub to the radio?
This won't work. A hub will provide power to both, but will not create a connection between them.

USB is a protocol stack, not only wires.

I would buy a second hand Garmin eTrex with a serial output and have a dual purpose device, providing backup.

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Re: gps receiver recommendations

Is there some sort of USB plug in splitter around? Or perhaps one can be build from a couple of female / male cables?

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Old 07-05-2012, 16:49   #20
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No USB splitter apparently. Even if we built one, we would still have to translate the other half of the signal via a USB/Serial cable.

Definitely get a standalone gps unit and wire it to the radio. (You can split it then to the PC for hardware backup purposes.

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