Re: RFI - GPS units; any clues

Subject: Re: RFI - GPS units; any clues
From: Donald Glasco <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 17:28:07 +1100 (EST)
>Do any Ozbirders have experience with any particular GPS units & have
>recommendations, warnings, other advice to offer? 

I bought a Garmin 38 via the internet several months ago 
( I imagine they can be found at other 
locations as well. 
It is light, can upload/download from PC (~$60? extra for cable), can plug into 
cigarette lighter to save batteries. Even using just aa batteries, I get 8-12 
hours from 2 batteries.
I find it accurate to within 100 or so metres. It does take a while to get a 
good fix in heavily wooded or closed terrain, but its quite adequate.
All up I paid < $AUS400 for the unit, PC cables and software, cigarette lighter 
cable, and postage.
If you have an extra $100 or so, I'd recommend a more flash model that has a 
detachable antenna; this makes for more accurate readings and easier viewing if 
using from an car.

My two baht,
Don Glasco
Regional Information Section
Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN) 
Department of Environment, Sport and Territories
Phone:   +61 6 274 1476     Fax:   +61 6 274 1333

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