New handhelds are quite cheap these days. Eg the Garmin
eTrex range. Start at about 130 euro I think.
Different receivers have different features. I havn't yet
found a cheap receiver that has a full set of the features
I need. So spec out the receiver carefully before you buy.
Things I'd look for include:
* Computer interface
* Downloadable maps
* Weather proof
* WAAS capability (not yet properly available in Europe -- give
you about 3m accuracy - Magellan Meridian series work with the
European WAAS test signal (EGNOS), the Garmin receivers ignore
it because it's in test mode, but other than than I prefer Garmin
dabs.com sell them, Maplin in Jervis St. Dublin (not the
cheapest source). Loads of other mail order sources
if you google search.
On Dec 10 14:19, David Neary <dneary at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>> Subject: GPS receiver (was Re: [ILUG-Social] POTY)
>> Jeremy Smyth wrote:
> > On a totally unrelated note, where would one get a good price on a
> > GPS receiver?
>> Buy & Sell's the best bet if you can get one second-hand.
> Boats going to the boat graveyard would be a decent source -
> advertise as looking for one in yaght clubs, maybe? There was an
> article in Linux Magazine France this month about a guy who
> installed a Linux GPS/MP3 player in his car. He got one for a
> couple of hundred Euros second hand, he said. I'll dig out his
> e-mail address if you want.
>> RE: Hoolie - I'm not in the country :(
> David Neary,
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