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Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-16-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,846
Posted By CoDawg
Garmin announces a new handheld unit, the “California”

In the theme of recent units (Dakota, Oregon, Montana), Garmin has introduced the latest in their line of handheld GPS units, the “California”.

Most prominent is the rainbow of colors available.
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Forum: Vendors 08-29-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 197,416
Posted By CoDawg
Just add a bend to this bracket and make the...

Just add a bend to this bracket and make the surface that mates with the remote wider, then the hose clap method works, with velcro or a mounting screw. One benifit to this hose clamp bracket and...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 197,416
Posted By CoDawg
Maybe something low cost that exists already can...

Maybe something low cost that exists already can be adapted?

Super universal, super cheap, quick release, 0.6" wide. Just replace cylindrical piece with your remote. $1.22 ea qty 10+, no tax, free...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 197,416
Posted By CoDawg
If you get down to 4 pins, then you can't beat...

If you get down to 4 pins, then you can't beat this:
http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/TE-Connectivity/1838838-2/?qs=MP5IOa7hLjWLAa4LdmGYLQ%3d%3d...
Forum: Vendors 08-29-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,059
Views: 197,416
Posted By CoDawg
Wow, the remote is looking great! I've done...

Wow, the remote is looking great!

I've done a ton of seaching for miniature connectors of this type for my own project. Are you sure you can get that particular connector from Binder? They show...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-21-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,876
Posted By CoDawg
I wouldn't use the 7805 alone. You want to have...

I wouldn't use the 7805 alone. You want to have at least some amount of filtering, with a capacitor or two, and maybe an inductor in series too. You sure don't want a voltage spike zapping your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-10-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By CoDawg
Mapear is free and covers Argentina and Chile. I...

Mapear is free and covers Argentina and Chile. I think it also covers Paraguay and Uruguay, but I'm not sure how well. I used it in Argentina and Chile and it worked very well, with only a few...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By CoDawg
A company working with Garmin on a new unit...

A company working with Garmin on a new unit contacted me a year ago asking for my ideas on possible new features to support off-road use. I wrote a 3 page spec with all kinds of suggestions,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By CoDawg
I second that suggestion. Jerry (Countdown)...

I second that suggestion. Jerry (Countdown) suggested a very good solution as well, which is to use a GPS that automatically saves tracks daily to an installed microSD card. No website, software...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By CoDawg
Or like this roadbook function in the Tripy...

Or like this roadbook function in the Tripy (http://www.tripy.eu/) device.

paper version (http://community.tripy.eu/UPLOADS/roadBooks/906_TBR1_Rev2.pdf)

On screen:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-22-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By CoDawg
There in lies the problem. Sure, there are all...

There in lies the problem. Sure, there are all kinds of programs that you can install that will retrieve and save the tracks off your GPS (MapSource, EasyGPS, etc.), and you don’t even need a website...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-19-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By CoDawg
No, because no website can access your GPS USB or...

No, because no website can access your GPS USB or serial port. And how are you going to connect your GPS to the internet in order to access the web if you don't have a computer?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-15-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,338
Posted By CoDawg
This worked for me when I was in a bind: 1)...

This worked for me when I was in a bind:
1) Download and install free EasyGPS program onto hotel computer (http://www.easygps.com/).
2) Plug in your microSD flash drive...
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