[ntp:questions] Re: Good and cheap GPS receivers

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 30 12:48:26 UTC 2004

Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:

> Tapio Sokura wrote:
>> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>>> A Motorola Oncore M12+T GPS receiver is available from Synergy 
>>> Systems <http://www.synergy-gps.com/>
>>> for around $200US.  This is far better than what you say you need.   
> The evaluation kit is around USD 750. I did not see, where I can order 
> the necessary parts for around USD 200 on the above site.

I purchased my Oncore M12+T evaluation kit from Synergy Systems for 
$200US!  Of course I live in the US so that may make a significant 

> <snip>
> Buying a GPS mouse first, to avoid waste of money, will be a 
> possibility, because I could use a GPS mouse for other purposes. But 
> which one? Is there any known GPS mouse/chip set working "plug and 
> play" with ntp? 

Any GPS "mouse" that uses the NMEA protocol can be used with the NMEA 
driver.   There is also a driver for the Rockwell/Jupiter chip set.

A GPS receiver designed for navigation (GPS mouse) is unlikely to 
provide high accuracy; typically they don't have a PPS signal.

> As my location is in Austria/Europa shipment from US and other 
> additional costs are not unimportant.

Shipment costs should not be too great; I believe that the shipping 
weight should be less than a kilogram.  Import duties, however, could be 

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