Mr. Sperr (and Mr. Cox) Thank you for the comments.
I am looking into the pfranc cable availability under the assumption
that my current usb serial interface is the problem!
I'll address this group after I try that answer.
Thank you both.
John Sperr wrote:
> Sometimes other programs will grab the port. Garmin's MapSource for one,
> seems to search all the ports for the GPS and then make it unavailable
> until you quit the program.
> More likely the problem is with the usb to serial adapter -- these
> cables have known problems. I had the same issues until I found an
> updated driver on the chip maker's website.
> One adapter that seems to work very well can be found at the following
> John Sperr
> Rhinebeck NY
> trb072150 wrote:
>> I am using USAPhotoMaps 2.77 (dtd Feb 23 - from help). I rcvd a
>> Garmin eTrex Legend at Christmas, and have been using a serial to usb
>> connection to talk between the GPS and my laptop (which does not have
>> serial connection).
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