Combined GPS and UHF Radio

Submitted: Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:15
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Just looking through a catalog from a mob called Leading Edge Electronics, and they have advertised a combined GPS Transceiver and 40 Channel UHF radio there for $369.

I have no idea how effective they are, but the information may help someone looking for a low cost start into GPS and UHF.

Jack
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:18

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:18
Mate thats cheap if you are talking about the Uniden GPS105, best i've seen is $449.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:21

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:21
Hi Baz.

Yes, it is Uniden. Model number is GPS205, if that is any help. Seems to have quite a few features.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:30

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 09:30
Jack,

I just happened to see one of those units on the weekend.

Brian Sommerville from GPS OZ had one, and he will be at the Illawarra 4WD show this weekend.

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 10:45

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 10:45
Hey Wayne thanks for that i'm going to the show i'll have a squiz when i'm there, this is what i'm looking at for a UHF mainly but the extra features with this make more of a good buy.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 10:54

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 10:54
I was at Brian Somerville's GPS training course in Newcastle last year and he told us then that they would soon be building GPS units into radios .... and .... mobile phones as well.

Here is the first step, it would seem.

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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:15

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:15
Baz,

I was planning to go on Sunday, might see you there.

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:35

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:35
Yep us too, hopefully we will meet can't miss me always wear army greens (pants) comfortable they are, oh i have a beard (grey) lol.

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Reply By: crozdog - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:17

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:17
Hi Guys,

Yes it is a top idea & the price is pretty good, but I believe there is still a few flaws in the 205.

I was talking to Uniden support last week about another issue & asked them about the 205. While it has functionality like the guardian angel ie tell you about redlight & speed cameras, it cannot be updated!! Also the GPS cannot be connected to an external device such as a laptop running Oziexplorer.

For me, those 2 points were enough to turn me off it. I was told that there will be a new model out in 2-3 months which "could" have the ability to be updated & communicate to a laptop / palmtop.

Just my $0.02.

Crozdog
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:35

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:35
Crozdog,

If you are not happy with the technology, wait a day and it will change.

I also saw a watch with a GPS built in, $900 worth.

This was from Kangaroo Tent City, who will also be at the Illawarra show

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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:38

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:38
The GPS105 is the new model this is what i'm looking the 105 is supposed to be better.

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Follow Up By: crozdog - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:59

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 15:59
The GPS105 is a vehicle mounted unit, while the 205 is a handheld, apart from that & the output power they appear very similar.

In light of my comment above re connectivity to a laptop & updating of the early warning system, I would first check that these are possible on the 105 before buying one.

Baz, I notice that you already use oziexplorer, so maybe your requirements are a bit different to mine. I think the 105 & 205 are both great units, but if they are unable to be updated or interfaced, they are of little use to me - but may be just what others want. I'll hold out on buying one till that functionality is available - just like Wayne advises.

Have a look at this site for info an the 105 & this site for info on the 205.

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Follow Up By: timglobal - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:47

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 19:47
I think some of them also have mutual location capacity as well which is quite nifty.

Basic idea is you can see the position of someone else with a similar unit and vice-versa. It still works as just a GPS or CB obviously. Magellan have one and Motorola too?

Tim
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:49

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 16:49
pity they dont have grid reference instead of that minutes secs crap...that stuff is too hard to work out!
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