[ntp:questions] Inexpensive OEM GPS units?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Nov 13 01:38:23 UTC 2007

On 2007-11-12, Wesley J. Landaker <wjl at icecavern.net> wrote:

> John Ioannidis wrote:
>> Out of curiosity: what is wrong with the Garmin GPS 18LVC that
>> someone would like to look at an alternative? At < $70, it's
>> practically free.
> Well, one downside is that it's "free" plus the time, materials, and
> knowledge to make yourself a custom cable, do RS-232 level-shifting,
> and provide a voltage source.

Perhaps I missed something here. But all I had to do was find a serial
header cable in my junk box, look up the Soekris header pin out,
match the connections, solder, and plug it in. For some odd reason it
JustWorks(tm). Didn't need an RS-232 level shifter.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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