[ntp:questions] Inexpensive OEM GPS units?

Wesley J. Landaker wjl at icecavern.net
Tue Nov 13 21:19:09 UTC 2007

Terje Mathisen 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.
> Absolutely nothing wrong with it.
> I personally got one to work in a couple of hours, including the drive
> to the parts store to pick up an RS232 connector and a short USB
> cable.
> The USB cable has 4 wires, with +5V on Red (Black is Ground), so I
> simply soldered the relevant Garmin wires to TX/RX/DCD/PWR/GND,
> connecting the USB Red/Black wires to the last two.
> That's all I needed, and the GPS "just works" like this. :-)

After a lot of looking around, I think I'm going to go with this one as
well. Thanks to everyone who replied with advice and suggestions.

Wesley J. Landaker <wjl at icecavern.net> <xmpp:wjl at icecavern.net>
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