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2907Re: [tracker2] Serial Port

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  • Tyson S.
    Feb 7, 2008
      The Garmin GPSMAP 60c has both a serial connector and a USB connector on the back, you can plug the serial cable into the back of the Tracker2 and feed it NMEA 0183 data at 4800 baud for example. I had hoped that I could then plug the USB cable into the GPS and computer and then use the Garmin USB protocol with a mapping program such as USAPhotomaps, but as soon as the gps detects that you have plugged in the USB cable it shuts off the serial connector to your Tracker2.

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: R. Snyder <rds_6@...>
      To: timbercutter@...
      Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2008 4:00:21 PM
      Subject: Re: [tracker2] Serial Port

      Your hope that the USB and RS-232 port can be used
      separately at the same time presume they are separate
      ports. It is not uncommon to implement a USB port
      using a USB converter IC, such as FTDI's FT232 or
      Prolific's PL-2303HX. In such a case, it's almost
      necessary to disable the unused port to avoid bus
      contention issues. So, hardware limitations may
      hinder what you propose, but I don't know if that's
      the case with Garmin's hardware.
      Ross N0GSZ

      --- "Tyson S." <timbercutter@...> wrote:

      > Something that I thought would be a cool way to do
      > things was to use the serial connection on the
      > GPSMAP 60c with the T2 and the USB connection with
      > USAPhotomaps, but it's no good. Garmin decided to
      > disable the serial connection as soon as the unit
      > detects a USB connection to something.
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Michel Graveline <ve2wmg@...>
      > To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2008 3:10:02 PM
      > Subject: [tracker2] Serial Port
      > Thanks to all, that is answering all my question.
      > Hope that GPS
      > forwarding from port B to A can eventualy be done .
      > 73
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