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Re: [tracker2] Garmin Etrex

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  • Glen Akins
    It s possible Garmin did a running change to the etrex hardware so that only later production units need the wake up signal. I think I read this on the Nikon
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 23, 2007
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      It's possible Garmin did a running change to the etrex hardware so that
      only later production units need the wake up signal. I think I read this
      on the Nikon D1/D2/D200 forum over at dpreview.com.

      -Glen

      g8uve wrote:
      >
      > Hi Scott
      >
      > I'm told the Etrex needs a wake up voltage of 5V
      >
      > I was playing with an OT1 that Ross G6GVI has an the last couple of days
      >
      > His Garmin Etrex worked and mine didn't
      >
      > By the way my Garmin software version is 3.51
      >
      > The TT3+ had the same problem but was sorted out with a new chip and
      > an update to
      > the programming software
      >
      > A soon as I hear the problem is sorted I'll be ordering a couple of OT1's
      >
      > I know Ross G6GVI is VERY impressed with them
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > David G8UVE
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Scott Miller" <scott@... <mailto:scott%40opentrac.org>>
      > To: <tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 7:51 PM
      > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Garmin Etrex
      >
      > :I did a little research and it sounds like the problem is that the newer
      > : eTrex units require a 'wake up' signal on the serial port. I should be
      > : able to accommodate that with a firmware change, if I can determine
      > : exactly what is needed.
      > :
      > : If someone has one of these units and determines that it's not working
      > : right, I'd be happy to take a look at it and make the required changes.
      > :
      > : Scott
      > :
      > : g8uve wrote:
      > : >
      > : >
      > : > Hi Scott
      > : >
      > : > That was quick
      > : >
      > : > Thank you
      > : >
      > : > The Etrex is yellow in colour and about a month old
      > : >
      > : > My friends Etrex which is exactly the same but about six months
      > old works ok
      > : >
      > : > The leads are Garmin leads with a 9 pin D connector
      > : >
      > : > Both Etrex's work ok with a programme called Autoroute 2007 using the
      > : > serial port
      > : > on a laptop
      > : >
      > : > The data can be viewed and stored on the laptop using Hyperterm
      > : >
      > : > It looks like Garmin may have changed the on board software of the
      > Etrex
      > : > recently
      > : >
      > : > Regards
      > : >
      > : > David G8UVE
      > : >
      > : > ----- Original Message -----
      > : > From: "Scott Miller" <scott@...
      > <mailto:scott%40opentrac.org> <mailto:scott%40opentrac.org>>
      > : > To: <tracker2@yahoogroups.com <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:tracker2%40yahoogroups.com>>
      > : > Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 5:59 PM
      > : > Subject: Re: [tracker2] Garmin Etrex
      > : >
      > : > : Is it the color eTrex? I thought those were USB-only. If so, then
      > : > : yeah, it won't work. I haven't heard about any other compatibility
      > : > : problems in the serial eTrex units, though.
      > : > :
      > : > : Scott
      > : > :
      > : > : g8uve wrote:
      > : > : >
      > : > : >
      > : > : > Scott
      > : > : >
      > : > : > I've recently purchased a New Garmin Etrex ( Base model , Yellow )
      > : > : >
      > : > : > Are there any know issues with the Open Track 2 and the *NEW*
      > Garmin
      > : > Etrex
      > : > : >
      > : > : > I believe with the TinyTrack 3 an issue is becoming to surface
      > : > : >
      > : > : > ( Not for relevant for this group )
      > : > : >
      > : > : > Any information would be appreciated
      > : > : >
      > : > : > Regards
      > : > : >
      > : > : > David G8UVE
      > : > :
      > : > :
      > : > :
      > : > :
      > : > : Yahoo! Groups Links
      > : > :
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      > : > :
      > : >
      > : >
      > :
      > :
      > :
      > :
      > : Yahoo! Groups Links
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