[time-nuts] indoor GPS test.

WB6BNQ wb6bnq at cox.net
Fri Jan 25 05:43:04 EST 2008


By the way,

If you do get a Garmin 15, make sure it is the "H" or "L" model which has WAAS.  The
regular model "15," which is cheaper, does not have WAAS.

Bill....WB6BNQ

WB6BNQ wrote:

> If you go to the Garmin web site and look at their OEM page, you can order the
> OEM versions for around $55 from Garmin directly.  I have one of their models, a
> 15xx OEM module (including the pigtail cable).  It has PPS stated as good to 1us
> but I was told it was actually good to 100ns with SA turned off.  It is not
> designed to be a "timing" receiver, but will get you in the ball park for a cheap
> price.  You will still need to get an antenna of some sort, supply power and use
> software in a PC to setup and control the unit.
>
> I purchased the Garmin 15 to use in my car, as my main GPS unit developed a
> failure.  I was using my main unit to drive my laptop software for mapping
> purposes.  The Garmin 15 will replace it.
>
> Bill....WB6BNQ
>
> Hal Murray wrote:
>
> > > The GPS 18 from Garmin is ~130 list, since ti comes with some software
> > > for a laptop.
> >
> > You want the GPC 18 LVC rather than any of the other versions.  (It's the
> > only one with PPS.)
> >
> > You can get it for well under $100.  Look for the OEM version.  (aka no
> > software)
> >
> > I got mine from Provantage.
> >   http://www.provantage.com/garmin-010-00321-56~7GRMN039.htm
> >
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