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  1. Check the user guide -- The frequencies are listed there. Definitely it is an Australian product.
  2. I came across this page. The page also includes a link to a user guide: GPS205 Link Could not find it on the Uniden site, but thought it interesting enough to post here.
  3. Here is one: http://www.semsons.com/stsdgpsforpa.html A Review Link edit: added link
  4. There are lots of different Pocket PC (windows mobile) phones that have a large screen (3.5" to 3.7"), GPRS, Bluetooth and WiFi. I have several PDAs and use the WiFi feature to grab a internet connection. There seems to be hotspots everywhere at no charge. They have a built in web browser, email client and run all kinds of geocaching software. PDA Phones Samsung sch-i730 Siemens SX66 i-mate Pocket PC Phone Edition HP iPAQ h6315 HP iPAQ h6500 mobile messenger E-TEN P700 If you only want WiFi and Bluetooth only: Dell X51, X51v HP uPAQ hx2000 series, hx4700 series, rx3000 series Integrated GPS Mio 168RS Garmin iQue M5, M3 Dell has an option Geocahcing and mapping software for the PPC: BeeLineGPS GPXSonar GPSTuner Memorymap Navigator TomTom Mapopolis Garmin Que
  5. My guess is that is most likely due to a DLL or software component in the system that is missing. Did you try emailing GPXSonar guys?
  6. I took a look at TravelByGPS, but they reference stonmaps.com for Disney. However, the site may have some waypoint for the area. Also, if you dare [have time] create a bunch of waypoints for the park and upload them to TravelByGPS. This is a site worth looking at if you have not been there.
  7. I know that a lot of folks would not use a PDA for geocaching because of damage, but with the proper protection, it works great. The biggest advantage is if you don't like the existing software, you can use something else. There are lot of GPS software packages that support the PPC. Here are some examples (link) For protecting the unit see this link. If you like to spend money, you can buy a ruggedized version (link)
  8. I did not see a built in bluetooth. This would be a necessary feature to use a bluetooth GPS. I don't think it would be good choice for use with a GPS. However, as a logging device it should work. (specs)
  9. BeeLineGPS is very tuned for Geocaching and hiking. However, there are other software packages for the PPC that are more map oriented. GPSTuner Vito Navigator Memorymap Navigator
  10. Magellan for sale: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/...1693135,00.html It's been a while. Has there been any takers?
  11. Using a PPC for caching could fall into several categories. The first is to use the PPC as a cache data logger and reference. You would use the PPC for information about the cache only. Applications like GPXSonar would work for that. This application has the ability to load GPX files made by the pocket queries and display the information as you would see it on the web site. The second category would be using the PPC as a complete solution. This solution would require a GPS receiver integrated or connected to the PPC. It would be use to find and keep records about the cache. BeeLineGPS works well for this type of solution. This application has the ability to import GPX files, manage waypoints and display a map of the caches and waypoints. It acts very much like a GPS handheld centric to geocaching. It will allow you to locate the cache using the go to feature and allow the user to place the map in to a course up orientation so you can go right to the cache. The cache details can also be displayed in HTML format. You simply tap and hold on the geocache icon on the map and select "Show Goecache info". The third category would be a vehicle navigation type of software along with a GPS receiver. This would be door-to-door service. I found that Mapopolis works for vehicle navigation and geocaching as well. There are utilities to allow GPX files to be imported into the application thus giving a way to display geocaches on a map. However, it does not work well for actually finding the cache. It gets you into the area and performs great for road navigation. There are several other software packages that support the PPC. So if you don't like the software that you are using, just select another. Happy caching...
  12. There has been lots of work on an Open Source GPS. Take a look at Cliff's web site: Open Source GPS Have fun!
  13. I would second this -- GPX is most supported cross platform/application that I know of. Take a look at Trabel by GPS. This website has lots of waypoints and provides them in GPX format. EasyGPS could be used to manage your GPX files.
  14. How about the Garmin iQue M5? It has very good vehicle routing software and if you don't like the software, you can get third party software to run on it. Also there are many geocaching applications that will run on the M5. BeeLineGPS - complete paperless solution for finding a cache and downloading pocket queries Mapopolis - door-to-door navigation. GPXSonar - Another GPX viewer GPSTuner Vito Navigator
  15. I'll add a monkey wrench in to things... You could buy a Navman Pin (Mio 168) for $350 from outpost.com and then have a choice of many different applications and not be stuck with only garmin software. Navman SmartSt -- not very desirable, but comes w/the unit BeeLineGPS - complete paperless solution for finding a cache and downloading pocket queries Mapopolis - door-to-door navigation. GPXSonar - Another GPX viewer GPSTuner Vito Navigator
  16. The Garmin software that is shipped with the M5 is best used for vehicle navigation. Since the M5 runs on the PPC, you have many different choices of software to augment your cache hunting. Take a look at these applications. All should work with the ique M5: BeeLineGPS - works very well for cache hunting. It will import pocket queries (GPX files) including all of the cache detailed information and display them like you see in the GC.com web site. It will interface to the built in GPS receiver and allow you to use the M5 like you would with a normal handheld unit. Waypoints, different navigation screens and it has many features specifically for geocaching. GPXSonar - This application is very specific to GPX files. It will read them and show you the cache details. Also take a look at: Vito Navigator GPSTuner
  17. My young daughter uses the GPS on our family road trips now. She does not ask "are we there yet", she states "98 miles to go…", a minute later "97 miles to go…" a minute later "96 miles to go…" and so on....
  18. Visit the USNO site -- : Link to list Link to Current GPS Constellation Looks to me that it is PRN 17 vehicle 53. They are not showing the type of oscillator reference. Most likely a rubidium.
  19. Yes, GPSGate will translate into NMEA -- Not sure which NMEA commands it converts to. May want to check w/GPSGate. I would recommend these sentences: GPGGA, GPGSV, GPGSA and GPGRMC as a minimum. I'm not sure if the USB will gain you any speed only the convenience. The amount of data between the GPS and computer is at a minimum (Position, satellite data, speed and such). USB seems to be the standard unstandard. The USB standard does not have GPS listed as part of its supported class of devices so manufactures must provide a custom class interface driver for the specific operating system that is proprietary. IMHO --- I like serial NMEA better because I know the GPS will interface to anything RS-232 and many software products will interface to NMEA. However, RS-232 is becoming a legacy interface. Thus the USB RS-232 serial was born…
  20. Does GPS 18 support NMEA -- make sure the version you purchase does. This is the standard language GPS receivers use to communicate to third party applications.
  21. One other thought. Sometimes active sync will convert the file to something not very desirable. Maybe try to copy the GPX file to a memory flash card from the PC and then use the memory card in the PDA. This will bypass active sync.
  22. I think that the SiRF star III does NMEA as well. So it could go one way or another.
  23. I would not be so sure about having a proprietary protocol as an alternative to NMEA- SiRF binary protocol is a proprietary protocol and only SiRF GPS units understand it. NMEA protocol is managed by NMEA and will allow different software and hardware from different manufacturers to communicate with one another. Thus having many different proprietary protocols will make life difficult for users to figure out how to interface their software with their GPS hardware and if it is possible.
  24. Hmm I'm guessing that these maps do not have routing, POI and address (maybe adderess) capability. If it does, that would be a good thing. I think it is just to see where the current position is located. Maps generally come from NavTeq or Teleatlas at a price and strong licensing to the developer, which pass it down to the customer. In short the costs are enormous. What I would like to see is an effort for an Open – map database where users with GPS data could be uploaded to a server, fill in some fields about the data, the server could average the data and have it available for a usable format. Items such as address, POI, roads, hydrography etc would be nice. I could on about this, but that’s a different thread…
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