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Author Topic: Uniden HomePatrol-1 GPS And Cable Questions  (Read 5630 times)
N0JS
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« on: April 29, 2012, 02:48:12 PM »

First off, this is not truly APRS, but I am pretty sure you guys can help anyway.  I am getting ready to buy a Uniden HomePatrol-1 scanner http://www.uniden.com/scanners/homepatrol-1-simple-program-scanner/invt/homepatrol1g/  It is able to be connected to a GPS receiver and many people get Uniden’s BC‐GPSK Serial GPS Receiver http://www.amazon.com/Uniden-BC-GPSK-Receiver-Scanner-Products/dp/B005P99KRU  Anyway, I am wondering if it is possible to get a Garmin automobile GPS and use it for both road navigation AND the Uniden HomePatrol-1?  

Also, if that is possible, what cable(s) should I use?  Since I need a serial GPS, I ahve looked at the GTRANS Garmin to NMEA Translator Cable (D-Sub Style) https://www.argentdata.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=114 and the Garmin Data Cable (Mini-B to Serial Pigtail) https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1449 Can anybody tell me if these cables are basically the same and would they work in this application?

What I am thinking about doing is just getting the Uniden Home Patrol-1, getting one of those two cables, preferably the Garmin cable, since it is less expensive, and then buying a used Garmin Nuvi 350 and connecting the GPS to the scanner.

Again, I apologize since this isn't truly APRS, but it is close.  Thank you in advance for any assitance anybody is able to giv me with this.


Jim  NØJS

  
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K1QF
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 06:13:07 PM »

Jim,

I looked into this and found it much easier to go with the recommended "hockey puck" GPS.  It is not that expensive and works extremely well.  Apparently the Garmin GPS will not mate. 
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N0JS
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 08:13:44 PM »

I bought one of the GTRANS Garmin to NMEA Translator Cable (D-Sub Style)[GTRANS-9F] to connect to the Uniden Home Patrol HP-1 scanner to a Garmin Nuvi 350. It arrived earlier today and I am pleased to report that it was easy to plug in and just simply works!

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