[amsat-bb] Re: GPS for dx-expedition
zack.kd8ksn at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 2 15:33:45 PDT 2010
Thank you for the responses to my email this morning. Thanks to Nick
(KB1RVT) for doing a little bit of legwork and discovering that the Venture
HC has the Maidenhead display! Yay!!! It was one of those things I needed,
I had, but never to the time to investigate it.
From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 10:22 AM
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: GPS for dx-expedition
> Hi Zack!
>> What is this 'GPSMAP76S'??? If I am understanding correctly, it plots
>> on the GPS screen? If so, is this software or a separate GPS receiver?
>> have a Garmin Venture HC, would it be applicable to it? It would be a
>> easier to look down and see what grid you are in on the display rather
>> calculate it using lat/lon.
> The Garmin GPSMAP 76S is a discontinued GPS receiver:
> I can make its main display show either my latitude/longitude or a
> grid locator. No need to convert latitude/longitude to grids or vice
> versa. Many Garmin GPS units, and some from other manufacturers,
> have this functionality.
> In a quick scan of the PDF manual for your Venture HC GPS, the
> word "Maidenhead" - the fornal name of the grid-locator system -
> did not appear. It doesn't look like you can make your GPS display
> the grid locators directly. It does have a screen where it shows the
> latitude/longitude and accuracy figure, so it could be used if you
> took the pictures to document your location on a grid boundary or
> 4-grid intersection.
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
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