Re: [tracker2] Replacement for Nuvi 350
- I’m in wyoming. that doesn’t always work in this crazy states. it’s not un-normal to find a shot gun or rifle in ads all day long around here in small town of sheridan,wyoming but to find a gps on ads now that’s a laugh.K7CDLRon
Garmin has made it very clear they don't care about the APRS application of
their products nor are they interested in adjusting their device software to
better suit the application. While I agree the 350's will eventually get
hard to find I'm at a loss as to why so many seem to look mostly to Ebay for
them. I have found many, many Nuvi 350's in my area by simply searching the
local online ads and asking around. While this doesn't work as well for
those in more rural areas it does around most cities. I've searched online
ads all over the country and continue to find more 350's advertised. I have
plenty of them but for kicks I searched locally again tonight and found two.
One was advertised as new in the box/never used. I contacted the seller and
found out he wants $50. They're still out there.
From: mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com [mailto:mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of rondall swart
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2011 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [tracker2] Replacement for Nuvi 350
garmin really needs to get on top of it. sooner or later the nuvi 350 is
going to get very hard to find. there is still some on ebay but that won't
- Hi Chris - here's my take on it:
On the otwincfg startup screen, it sounds to me like checking the "Erase device and load new firmware" will only install new firmware from the web site. If you're not able to simultaneously connect to your device and the web, then selecting "Offline" from the startup screen and selecting a .cfg file wiil take you to the configuration screen, where the buttons "File" and "Web" should be highlighted IF you're connected to your device (I'm guessing here). Since the web choice won't work for you, use upload from file and choose the newly downloaded ot2.s19 file. Hope it helps!
--- In email@example.com, "Keith VE7GDH" <ve7gdh@...> wrote:
> Chris N8WCT wrote...
> > As asked before, I don't know which file to download.all 4 have the same
> > date, and none of them say "Developmental".
> Scott said on March 5...
> > The development build has been stable and is probably the best one to grab.
> However looking at...
> Unlike in the "load from web" option in otwincfg.exe, you won't see
> "development" build. The file to download would appear to be...
> > And pulling the radio isn't quite that easy. It's sort of a custom install
> > that would require more than "only 4 screws" to remove. I would prefer to
> > leave it in the vehicle, and actually making a 50' cable, and pulling the
> > car into the back yard, would be easier and faster than that anyway.
> OK, but if you download the above file, you could just take the laptop
> to the vehicle without having to make up a 50 foot cable to see if you
> had RS-232 problems or not.
> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"