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Old 24-01-2012, 13:58   #16
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Re: BU353-Based GPS " Puck " Receiver - Is It Precise ?

About half way down this page is a driver for an iGPS-360 for windows, but not sure if that will work for a GPS-360.

Could be worth a look.

Pharos Science & Applications | Support | Downloads | Drivers & Updates| | GPS & Related Drivers

Looks like it's a PL2303 driver, but there are several flavors listed on the Prolific site linked above.

Prolific states that they build chipsets for manufactures and doesn't service the end user as a general policy. And suggests to check the manufacturer's site for support.

I betting their are identical drivers on both sites linked.
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Old 24-01-2012, 16:08   #17
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Like others, I've used a BU-353 for more than 3 years now with absolutely no issue at all. It's actually the best GPS on my boat, besting my old Furuno 1650NT and my handheld Garmins.

As an aside, the BU-353 uses the same SirfStar chipset used in many, many other GPS', including some cell phones and many handheld units. Unless they have a wacky antenna there's absolutely nothing magic in there that would change the receive characteristics relative to other common GPS'.
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Old 25-01-2012, 04:20   #18
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All GPS receivers do suffer from multipath reception (reflection) which results in spikes usually. But this is more important in land based applications especially in a city.
That is one reason why onboard units in cars are often using the speed signal (or heading if existing) from the car as an additional support.
Higher GPS rates (10hz or 20hz) will suffer even more from this issues. Slow moving objects - and boats are those generally - with low speed GPS (1hz) and being off-shore will show very little "misbehavior".

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At Prolific it is listed there but can not be downloaded. Thanks for feedback.
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At Prolific it is listed there but can not be downloaded. Thanks for feedback.
Not sure why you can't download them, but if you let me know which file you want I can email it to you.

I can download them and the file size is very small for these drivers. So It would be no problem to send as an attachment.

Did you try the Pharos site link above?
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Four winds, thank you for the help. The file I am after is: PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1.5.0.zip
You can E-Mail to me at: victor1@ca.inter.net
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I got it, 3mb.

Going to email it now.


edit,... sent. Hope it works out.
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