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Sandmannd

Using Laptop for GPS

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I saw this done when I was at an FM get together last winter. Someone (I think it was Paul W) had their handheld connected to their laptop in their truck. This looked pretty slick. I have an extra laptop and an H20. Does anyone know how I can use the H20 as an antenna and use my laptop as a gps system?

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You'll need to download a program to run with it. I use Topo 5.0

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I use a Delorme lt-20 usb gps antenna, with my lakemaster software. You should be able to get a cable for the h2o from Lowrance.

What software were you planning on using that with?

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I have used a Garmin 12 and 76 with laptops for many years. I use Delorme street atlas software on the laptop. With a route in it tells me when to turn, how far to next turn or intersection etc. Only needed a cable between the two. The software handled the rest.

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Not sure what software to run. I'm looking for recomendations. Anywhere I can get the cable anywhere besides from Lowrance? No problem going through them, just impatient and would like to do it.

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I purchased a PC interface cable for my Magellan at Fleet Farm. Sporting goods stores that sell GPS may have the cable in stock.

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Quote:

Not sure what software to run. I'm looking for recomendations.


If your intentions are to use it for fishing, the Lakemaster Contour Pro is a good choice. LB

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Here's a link to Paul's post about what he runs:

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