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Old 12-01-2014, 05:01   #1
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Which GPS?

Hello,

can anyone recommend a black box wired or wireless GPS to use with a netbook?
I have a portable GPS and would like to have another one as a back up to use with my netbook.
I am also thinking of using a black box AIS for crossing high traffic areas. Can anyone recommend such an AIS?

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Old 12-01-2014, 05:29   #2
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For the netbook, easy, http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000PKX2KA

For the ais, I am of no help
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Old 12-01-2014, 13:29   #3
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Re: Which GPS?

One of the best IMHO.

GPS: GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS Receiver - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

AIS I have no experience.. but there are loads of new ones:

AIS Portable Receiver - MICRO TECHNOLOGIES (NZ) LIMITED

Radar Gadgets - AIS Marine radio receiver

But if you are handy, you can make one yourself with a SDR radio

RTL-SDR Tutorial: Cheap AIS Ship Tracking - rtl-sdr.com

Good luck!
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Old 12-01-2014, 15:45   #4
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Re: Which GPS?

It appears that those devices might not be compatible with Linux, or can Windows be emulated under Linux (Ubuntu). Does anyone have experience with Ubuntu. I do run Ubuntu on my netbook.
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It appears that those devices might not be compatible with Linux, or can Windows be emulated under Linux (Ubuntu). Does anyone have experience with Ubuntu. I do run Ubuntu on my netbook.
What makes you think that they are not supported under linux? My gps runs fine under OSX/Windoze/Linux, and I have the Globalsat 4

The chipset to convert the TLL to rs232 is a prolific chipset, well supported on all platforms.

I assume that the AIS receivers are the same.....
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Old 12-01-2014, 18:10   #6
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Re: Which GPS?

Yes you are right, I visited this site USB GPS Receiver, Cable GPS. GPS for Laptop, Notebook. GlobalSat, Holux & i-gotU and the first one seemed to be compatible only with Windows. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Which GPS?

Google AIS dongle.

GPS: BU-535 USB plug in works great
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Old 12-01-2014, 19:03   #8
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Ordered here GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS Receiver - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

Thanks for the google tip! Sometimes it just takes that.
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