None of us know what’s the pattern. Green and White wires are not used. I found that it fairly frequently stopped reporting a current, tracked, position for long intervals — 10 seconds or more. Unfortunately, as far as he can tell, it does not emulate the serial port with the Garmin proprietary protocol. I post this in case anyone else is interested. We must distinguish a humble GPS Receiver from full fledged GPS Navigation System, the sort of device you’d put in your car to find addresses and give you driving directions.
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Tru-Traffic displays a Searching for Fix message until it has a set of reports that include position, date, and time. Do you have an available USB port on your laptop? You can find them available at lower prices online.
I am also running the Win XP mode under Win 7. If you get a USB-only Garmin GPS receiver, or you don’t have the serial cable, then at present eadthmate must use some additional software to either connect the GPS receiver to Tru-Traffic or to download the pre-recorded trip logs to a file for importing into Tru-Traffic.
GPX file for subsequent importing into Tru-Traffic.
DeLorme Earthmate GPS Lt-40 9838 Antenna Receiver USB
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Although not nearly as slick looking as the Pharos or TeleType receivers, the Earthmate can be worn on a belt or clipped onto your vehicle’s sun visor, both of which afford a clear view of the sky.
If you have experience with any of these units and can offer feedback that may benefit others, please let me knowand I’ll post it here.
This worked fairly well, but not quite well enough that I can recommend it without reservation. The Bad Bulky; could use a style makeover. Green and White wires are not used. The short advice is to get one that uses both of the following.
They all worked fairly well with Tru-Traffic. Tru-Traffic prefers this sentence because it includes the date as well as the speed and heading.
Only the USB 5 volt output will be accessed. Eventually, it ggps starts to work again, and it’s generally pretty reliable, but this is enough of a nuisance that I have to qualify my recommendation. Unfortunately, as far as he can tell, it does not emulate the serial port with the Garmin proprietary protocol. This allows you to take just the Eartthmate receiver out in the field, without the laptop, record you trips, then download them into Tru-Traffic after you return to the office.
Carefully remove about 2 inches of the wire casing.
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At the time of this writing, there’s a bug in their NMEA compliance, and ver. Right now, I’d recommend using a Magellan only if you have one already. Cut off the small end. The associated discussion in the user’s manual describes the cause and consequences in more detail. Their impression is that the Trimble insists on a high degree of accuracy, and when it can’t deliver that accuracy, it’s silent. Garmin has some GPS receivers e. We must distinguish a humble GPS Receiver from full fledged GPS Navigation System, the sort of device you’d put in your car to find addresses and give you driving directions.
DeLorme Earthmate GPS Serial Port Converted to USB Power Supply
We were generally pleased with the Earthmate’s ability to lock on to the requisite four satellite signals in 40 seconds, although it fared no better than other GPS units with the exception of the Belkin GPS in our downtown Manhattan tests. It has some appealing features.
I wish to use an old Earthmate Model V 1. Install battery cover and you are done. I have to qualify it because a number of users, including me, have encountered these bouts where the software and the GPS receiver suddenly stop communicating altogether for no obvious reason — the Diagnostics page just stops scrolling. Starting with version 6. Also, they report that compared to a Magellan Meridian, their Trimble seems to be a bit picky — quick to lose a fix when the satellite signal becomes weak, and slow to recover a fix when the signal is restored.
I have used this configuration with a Sony Laptop and have had no problems of any kind. Earthmate DB9 pin assignment by wire color.