[amsat-bb] Re: GPS for dx-expedition
glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Sep 1 19:14:34 PDT 2010
> 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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