[amsat-bb] Re: GPS for dx-expedition

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Sep 1 19:14:34 PDT 2010

KE4KOL wrote:
> I appreciate all info and suggestions.  
Lately I'm all about reduction in pieces of gear. You can get a fairly 
good GPS position out of most smartphones. I use a free app for my 
Iphone to determine what grid I'm in, whereas I used to use a Garmin 
2XL? purchased on one of my first grid trips to the midwest 10 years ago.

The Garmin Nuvi the wife had (before it's midnight liberation from my 
rental car in Dayton) also would give you a lat and long if you knew 
where to look in the menu. The minor inconvenience of  having to convert 
to the maidenhead coordinates was small compared to having a GPS that 
was easy to use for highway navigation and finding Shoney's breakfast 

73, Drew KO4MA

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