Author Topic: Some Gps Questions  (Read 2840 times)

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« on: March 16, 2005, 09:49:58 pm »
I'm considering buying a gps device for my 5600.  I have looked at the Haicom and ambicom devices, but they both have a cf interface...I would like to keep my cf slot free; are there any devices that can use the serial interface?  I understand that if I do use the serial interface, I need a special cable...wher could I get such a cable?

Thanks in advance!

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 09:52:47 pm »
Addendum:
I'd like to spend as little as possible, i found the haicom for a steal at http://www.buygpsnow.com/item.aspx?itemid=91, but if i could get a serial device for less, i'd be happier.

adf

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2807
    • View Profile
    • http://
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005, 11:09:11 pm »
the garmin etrex works fine on a serial. the cables are available at gpsgeeks.com, and, or course serialio.com
**3100 Zubuntu Jaunty,(working on Cacko dualboot), 16G A-Data internal CF, 4G SD, Ambicom WL-1100C Cf, linksys usb ethernet,  BelkinF8T020 BT card, Belkin F8U1500-E Ir kbd, mini targus usb mouse, rechargeble AC/DC powered USB hub, psp cables and battery extenders.

**6000l  Tetsuized Sharprom, installed on internal flash only 1G sd, 2G cf

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005, 08:37:21 am »
I took a look at the Garmin, but it doesn't seem to be what I wanted...any other suggestions?  I'd like to keep my cf slot open for my cf card to hold maps, 'casue I think my SD slot is broken.  Again, suggestions appreciated!

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005, 08:55:09 am »
I'm also looking at http://www.deluo.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv...ategory_Code=GR, cause it supports waas, while the terex doesn't.  But does anyone know what adaptor I should get? Or will I have to order one from somewhere else?  Also, is it's evermore chipset supported?

But now, looking over n8a's post at https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=4264&hl=gps , he says the haicom supports a serial interface?  Is this true? if so, this would be perfect.  please advise!

lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4512
    • View Profile
    • http://people.bath.ac.uk/enpsgp/Zaurus/
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2005, 09:19:57 am »
Quote
But does anyone know what adaptor I should get?

Make your own - that's what I did for my haicom one.


Si
C750 OZ3.5.4 (GPE, 2.6.x kernel)
SL5500 OZ3.5.4 (Opie)
Nokia 770
Serial GPS, WCF-12, Socket Ethernet & BT, Ratoc USB
WinXP, Mandriva

sunomi86

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005, 11:57:03 am »
Hey I would love to see the haicom worth with serial is free. Anyone get that working perfectly with the serial on the 5500s?

lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4512
    • View Profile
    • http://people.bath.ac.uk/enpsgp/Zaurus/
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005, 12:23:10 pm »
Quote
Hey I would love to see the haicom worth with serial is free.

Not sure what you mean there.

Quote
Anyone get that working perfectly with the serial on the 5500s?

Works fine for me.

Looks like I remembered wrongly - the serial lead came with the GPS, that said, so did a pin-out so you could still do your own serial connector.


Si
C750 OZ3.5.4 (GPE, 2.6.x kernel)
SL5500 OZ3.5.4 (Opie)
Nokia 770
Serial GPS, WCF-12, Socket Ethernet & BT, Ratoc USB
WinXP, Mandriva

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2005, 03:52:14 pm »
Well, since the haicom works over serial, that is perfect for me.  thanks for all the suggestions!

MrSquishy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 159
    • View Profile
    • http://
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2005, 05:24:00 pm »
I picked up a Garmin eTrex Legend off of Amazon for $120ish.  It comes with the serial cable (For the GPS side), and it does WAAS.  Im too far north to pickup either of the WAAS sat's, but if more get put up there, it'll work.

I've been really happy with the unit, and it is nice to have a standalone GPS if I want to take it camping and dont want my Zaurus out in the woods. It's also nice to not have a huge growth sticking out of the CF slot.

bkudria

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 66
    • View Profile
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2005, 08:34:17 am »
Nah, I've decided to go with the Haicom (but thanks for the advice!)...looking over serialio.com, I'm totally confused which cable I need.  The ZThinCable?  Please help!

lardman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4512
    • View Profile
    • http://people.bath.ac.uk/enpsgp/Zaurus/
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2005, 09:42:17 am »
You want the standard T3 Serial model I think - I'm not sure about what connector you want on the end.

The serial GPS will have a female connector on the end (I think), but in any case you'll need a null-modem cable too, so you may as well get a standard cable which will plug into a PC directly (i.e. the cable also has a female connector) and use a gender changer.


Si
C750 OZ3.5.4 (GPE, 2.6.x kernel)
SL5500 OZ3.5.4 (Opie)
Nokia 770
Serial GPS, WCF-12, Socket Ethernet & BT, Ratoc USB
WinXP, Mandriva

suid

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 48
    • View Profile
    • http://
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2005, 10:07:29 am »
http://www.semsons.com/syscfmemgps2.html

Don't know if it works with a Zaurus, but worth investigating, perhaps ?

Ian
[span style=\'font-size:8pt;line-height:100%\']
C750, Cacko 1.22a, JP kernel
D-link 660W, deluo (Fortuna) CF GPS receiver,
Kingston 512Mb SD (ext2), Lexar 256Mb SD (vfat), Sandisk 64Mb CF, Transcend 1Gb SD (ext2, running debian)
[/span]

juanr

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 25
    • View Profile
    • http://www.juanrodrigues.com
Some Gps Questions
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2005, 05:15:00 am »
Which SW do you plan to use?

Thx
[span style=\'font-size:8pt;line-height:100%\']C860 Cacko ROM 1.23
SD: 1G Kingston, 512M extreMemory
Wireless: Spectrum24 High Rate
Wire Ethernet: Billionton CF 10Base Ethernet
Modem: Targus Pocket Modem 56K V.90
[/font][/span]