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

Zachary Beougher 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 
>> grids
>> on the GPS screen?  If so, is this software or a separate GPS receiver? 
>> I
>> have a Garmin Venture HC, would it be applicable to it?  It would be a 
>> lot
>> easier to look down and see what grid you are in on the display rather 
>> than
>> calculate it using lat/lon.
> The Garmin GPSMAP 76S is a discontinued GPS receiver:
> https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=183
> 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.
> 73!
> Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK
> http://www.wd9ewk.net/
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