[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
> 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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