Radiotelemetry Triangulation Program

for Windows PC, and Palm & Windows Mobile PDAs. Version 3.34, Sept 2011.

 

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GPS

To get locations directly from a GPS receiver, you need either:

1.    A Windows Mobile PDA with internal GPS

or

2.    The Garmin iQue3000, 3200, 3600 - a combination GPS receiver and Palm PDA. Unfortunately Garmin does not produce them any more, but they are still available on eBay.

or

3.    A GPS receiver, a Palm PDA and the correct connecting cable.

or

4.    A GPS receiver, a Palm PDA, both connected by Bluetooth.

There are various types of connectors on Palm PDA's

       serial

       Universal Connector

       mini-USB - we know of no cables to connect a Palm PDA to a GPS unit using the mini-USB connector. If you find some, please let us know.

       Bluetooth (a short-range wireless)

       Multi-connector -

 

Palm PDA

Serial

mini- USB

Universal

Multi

Bluetooth

E2

 

 

 

 

x

Life drive

 

 

 

x

x

Palm i705

 

 

x

 

 

Palm III, V, VI, VII

x

 

 

 

 

Palm m series

 

 

 

 

 

T|X

 

 

 

 

x

Treo 650

 

 

x

 

x

Tungsten C,W

 

 

x

 

 

Tungsten T

 

 

x

 

x

Tungsten T2

 

 

x

 

 

Tungsten T3

 

 

x

 

x

Tungsten T5

 

 

 

x

x

Zire 71

 

 

x

 

 

Zire 72

 

x

 

 

x

Zires (except 71, 72), Z22

 

x

 

 

 

 

Palm does not stock older models. Unfortunately the lower-end current models (Zire, Z22) cannot connect to GPS receivers. However, older PDA's are very inexpensive on eBay. In fact they are so cheap that you can purchase several and use them for backup.

Cables for Palm

Order serial and Universal Connector cables from one of the following:

       http://www.pc-mobile.net/

       http://pfranc.com/

       https://www.bluehillsinnovations.com/

Order multi-connector cable from:

       http://pc-mobile.net/pt5.htm (note that for this cable you also need a power supply - )

We have found that the multi-connector cable tends to slow down the PDA. Thus, just plug it in when you need to get a GPS location.

 

Bluetooth for Palm

Locate III will now work with Bluetooth on Palm PDAs. We have only tested this with the BTA01 Bluetooth GPS Adapter from pc-mobile.net. This is an adapater that plugs into the serial output port of a GPS. It then sends a Bluetooth signal that is picked up by a Bluetooth-enabled Palm PDA. If you test Palm Locate with another type of Bluetooth connection, please let us know.

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