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Old 30-11-2003, 06:22   #16
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GPS Receiver

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Since last post on this, we acquired a little GPS Receiver via Ebay. The little thing is about the size of two matchboxes, and hooks to the USB port through a 5 foot cord. It arrived from Hong Kong, cost $90 Canadian, and works well with Offshore Navigator, providing all the info on the laptop that a handheld would on its screen.

The little fellow comes in a box marked only GPS Receiver, with not much info. It says BU-303 USB 1.1, provides a list of features, but no info on the manufacturer.

It works just fine in the living room. Hopefully it will serve as an inexpensive spare on the boat.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:44   #17
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Talking Gps- Gee--I wonder

Could a guy build his own ? Gotta check this out.
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Old 07-03-2004, 12:05   #18
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Is the little GPS powered through the USB port? I wonder if it is possible to have two GPS units hooked to the laptop. I am thinking of the best way to configure my boat.

One option would be to have a unit like yours hooked to the USB port, updating the the PC. A second stand alone unit could be at the helm. This unit could be hooked to the laptop just for the purpose of transfering waypoints and routes back and forth. You would plan on the PC and send the route to the GPS at the helm.

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Only one wire - to the USB, so I guess it is powered that way.
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What does the gang think of the Garmin 76? One of the 76 models has a compass. I have a chart plotter, a Garmin 478, and wanted a handheld as a backup.
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What does the gang think of the Garmin 76? One of the 76 models has a compass. I have a chart plotter, a Garmin 478, and wanted a handheld as a backup.
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looking at the 76 model with compass myself. Any reviews would be handy.
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