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Re: [TowerTalk] Favorite GPS receiver?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Favorite GPS receiver?
From: Steve <>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 15:14:12 -0400
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Thanks to all of you for the advice, both on and off reflector.

It had not occurred to me to use google earth, I think I'll try it and 
see how it goes.


Steve K8JQ

Roger (K8RI) wrote:
> Steve wrote:
>> I've used a Garmin ETREX for several years to determine latitude and 
>> longitude of potential new QTH's. Sadly, my son borrowed it a few 
>> months ago and shows no sign of returning it.  :-\
>> So I need to replace it. Any favorites out there for lat and lon 
>> measurements? I do not particularly need the multi-hundred dollar 
>> models that are commonly used for driving directions in automobiles. 
>> Not necessarily opposed to them, but don't see spending the bucks if 
>> something less costly will meet my needs.
>> Any advice?
> Two words,
> Google Earth. It'll probably give coordinates closer than the GPS and 
> it's free. Besides, for most  things I can read them off an 
> aeronautical chart far closer than ever needed for ham radio.
> BTW I do use on of the new Garmin aviation hand helds,  but it's 
> usually hooked up where I can use the moving map display to good 
> advantage.
> 73 and good luck
> Roger (K8RI)
> Roger (K8RI)
>> Thanks.
>> Steve K8JQ

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