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  1. Question Tomtom's For APRS (Question)

    How reliable are they?

    The reason I ask is that saw some at the local Walmart for under $100. Thinking of getting one IF they're reliable & make good GPS RXers

    This would leave only the cheapo brick or slab (Depending on the type & model I get of course) better known as the radio to get for my APRS setup

    Thoughts?

    Cheers & 73
    Pat Cook, KB0OXD
    Englewood, CO
    [B][URL="http://www.qsl.net/kb0oxd/"]WEBSITE[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://twitter.com/kb0oxd"]TWITTER[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="https://www.facebook.com/kb0oxd5"]FACEBOOK[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kb0oxd-cybershack"]LIVE STREAMING WEBCAM[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://aprs.fi/#%21call=a%2FKB0OXD-5&timerange=3600&tail=3600"]APRS TRACKER[/URL][/B]

    [B][U][I]BEST WAY TO REACH ME AWAY FROM QRZ OR SOCIAL MEDIA[/I][/U][/B] - Either via APRS Messaging or the [B]*HANDIHAM*[/B] Conference Server on EchoLink

    [B][URL="http://www.hamsoncams.com/"]CLICK HERE FOR OTHER HAMS WITH LIVE STREAMING CAMS[/URL][/B]

    PRESIDENT OBAMA - [B][U][I]HAIL TO THE CHIEF [/I][/U][/B]!!!!! :) (For [B][I][U]FOUR MORE YEARS[/U][/I][/B] !!!!!)

    --

    You actually [B][I][U]HIT[/U][/I][/B] the repeater?? [B]NO WONDER THE THING IS ALWAYS DOWN WHENEVER I WANNA USE IT[/B]!!! Ohh...I get it now. When you say you [I]Hit[/I] the repeater, you mean you are [B][I]Talking To Other Hams Through It[/I][/B]!!! *DOH!*

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    According to this, no, they will not. You need a GPS that outputs NMEA. Pretty much the AvMaps and a few Garmin's. Model numbers are listed at the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KF7QPK View Post
    According to this, no, they will not. You need a GPS that outputs NMEA. Pretty much the AvMaps and a few Garmin's. Model numbers are listed at the site.
    Walmart also had some Garmins that were around the same price range but I wasn't paying too much attention to the price & features of them. I'll have to take another look

    My thinking, goal & hope is that if I can get a "Poor Man's" GPS like I can with the radio, those (Along with the Kantronics TNC I won last year from W5KUB's webcast of Huntsville), would pretty much set me on the path of having a poor man's APRS station

    This way, I can ditch APRSDroid (Which I hate clearing the data of every so often because it fills up the internal memory faster than ANY other app I have (Love the app otherwise though )

    Cheers & 73
    Pat Cook, KB0OXD
    Englewood, CO
    [B][URL="http://www.qsl.net/kb0oxd/"]WEBSITE[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://twitter.com/kb0oxd"]TWITTER[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="https://www.facebook.com/kb0oxd5"]FACEBOOK[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kb0oxd-cybershack"]LIVE STREAMING WEBCAM[/URL][/B] | [B][URL="http://aprs.fi/#%21call=a%2FKB0OXD-5&timerange=3600&tail=3600"]APRS TRACKER[/URL][/B]

    [B][U][I]BEST WAY TO REACH ME AWAY FROM QRZ OR SOCIAL MEDIA[/I][/U][/B] - Either via APRS Messaging or the [B]*HANDIHAM*[/B] Conference Server on EchoLink

    [B][URL="http://www.hamsoncams.com/"]CLICK HERE FOR OTHER HAMS WITH LIVE STREAMING CAMS[/URL][/B]

    PRESIDENT OBAMA - [B][U][I]HAIL TO THE CHIEF [/I][/U][/B]!!!!! :) (For [B][I][U]FOUR MORE YEARS[/U][/I][/B] !!!!!)

    --

    You actually [B][I][U]HIT[/U][/I][/B] the repeater?? [B]NO WONDER THE THING IS ALWAYS DOWN WHENEVER I WANNA USE IT[/B]!!! Ohh...I get it now. When you say you [I]Hit[/I] the repeater, you mean you are [B][I]Talking To Other Hams Through It[/I][/B]!!! *DOH!*

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