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Garmin 18x PC GPS Navigator Unit
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- High-sensitivity Gps Sensor For Use In Automotive, Fleet Vehicle & Electronics Applications
- db-9 Pin Serial Connector With A 12v Cigarette Lighter Adapter
- Can Output Data In Nmea 0183 Format (industry Standard) Or Proprietary Garmin Format
- 12-parallel-channel, Waas-enabled Gps Receiver
- cmos-level Serial Or Usb 2.0 Full-speed Versions
- GPS 18x PC
- Has DB 9 Pin Serial Connector
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I took the adapter apart and re-housed it. Now I've got mine hooked up to an ignition switched power source so I can use it to report GPS data with out draining the battery.
Turned on GPS fx in radio and bingo! GPS icon started flashing in corner of radio's faceplate and we're sending packets with our location data.
We decided to try it on the dash instead of rooftop for two reasons. The cable was just a little short to extend out to the roof and provide me the inside routing I wanted. And, our Garmin Nuvi has always worked from the dash without any problems. Sure enough, the GPS 18 PC has worked perfectly for two weeks sending location info to our ham radio.
We dissected the cigarette lighter plug and removed the spring and button, replaced them with a pair of wires to an Andersen power-pole connector. This maintains the 5.7 volts to the gps 18, and allows us to plug into the switched accessory supply we added to the truck.
This Garmin gps looks nice, does everything it's supposed to. No surprises, no problems, works perfectly for the job.
As reported by another buyer, the GPS18x requires 5v power, so there is a voltage converter inside the cigarette power adapter to reduce the voltage from vehicle levels to the 5v required. It would have been nice if the voltage reduction was done in the GPS puck, so that one could simply remove the cigarette power adapter and connect the power leads directly to (fused) vehicle power. In fact, if one wants that, the Garmin GPS16x-HVS offers exactly that, but it's more money, and the magnetic mount is a separate option rather than built-in (as it is with the GPS18x).
Like another buyer did, I took the cigarette power adapter apart (easy w/o damage), and unsoldered the fuse spring and side ground contacts. In their place, I soldered a two-wire cable that came out the end where the fuse and "button" contact were. I reassembled the unit and connected the new cable to (fused) vehicle power.
While there are other cabling options available for the GPS18x, the way the GPS18x-PC splits out the power from the data signals into TWO cables is nice and professional (not to mention convenient), so I recommend the GPS18x-PC over other 18x options.Read more ›
DPRS is similar to APRS, these protocols mark your location on a map when you transmit on particular Ham Radio Repeaters (these are similar to what the police use to get extra range from there radios....signal goes to a tower and is retransmitted to other radios.
You will need the usual "Null" and "Gender Bender" to fit it to the Uniden Radio's serial cable.
Picked up signals immediatly, and HP-1 said "GPS Connected" right away.
Great price and quality.
Not enough cable to run it on the roof, but it's working fine on the dash of my Impala and Tundra.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great addition to the Icom IC-7100 ham radio transceiver! Now the radio always knows where it is, and is able to find the nearest repeater automatically! Easy to install!Published 1 month ago by David Hume
A little pricey, but it does work well. Obtains satellites very quickly.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was great to get a discontinued product in this specific configuration for a unique amateur radio application. Price, processing, and delivery were all great. Thanks.Published 6 months ago by AL CRISP
I purchased this GPS to enhance my Data Acquisition system on my car. Literally with in minutes, in the garage after hooking it up the system locked onto 12 satellites! Read morePublished 7 months ago by W. Bickley
Works perfectly. I have accidentally put 12volts on the 5 volt models twice.Published 10 months ago by Michael D. Pechner