Discover Aus with ETREX

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 10:18
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Hi all new user here.
I have a Laptop running OziExplorer Software connecting to a Etrex GPS via a serial cable. The GPS interface is set to NMEA out and this works fine via Com1 of my Laptop. When I try and use the Magellan DiscoverAUS mapping software with the Etrex set to the same settings. DiscoverAus does not detect the GPS.
I may be wrong but I was under the opinion that NMEA was a standard protocol that should work between differing vendors. Is this true.
Could anyone tell me if a Garmin ETREX will work with the Magellan DiscoverAUS software. Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheers Peter
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 11:54

Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 11:54
Discoveraus will only work with Magellan receivers. I have it running on a magellan M eridian via a laptop and a remote monitor on the dash and it is great. But it has a severe lag problem if it is run only on the GPSR.
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Follow Up By: theratt - Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 16:06

Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 16:06
not sure about that ray i have a furuno GPS removed from my boat and fitted to my vehicle and it all works fine with discoveraus and GDtracks
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Follow Up By: petprass - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:25

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:25
Ray - the lag problem can be overcome by ensuring that the regions that you draw and load up are around 15mb in size rather than the maximum allowed of 16mb.

Peter
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Follow Up By: theratt - Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:39

Monday, Dec 01, 2003 at 11:39
Ray what type of remote monitor are you using i would like to have
a small screen on the dash somewhere ??
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Reply By: Cobra - Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 23:58

Sunday, Nov 30, 2003 at 23:58
I have been told that Magellan stuff will not work with Garmin
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