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02-14-2008, 10:39 AM
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I am new to the site and I already asking a favor. lol.

Please tell me what you think is the best GPS unit to use with these weather programs and a AMD laptop. I have a Garmin GPS 18, but it does not work with non-Intel computers. (This comes from trying to get 2 to work with my AMD laptop and from Garmin themselves.) < That doesn't make sense to me at all and it is not listed on their packaging. :confused:

Thanks for the advice in advance...
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02-14-2008, 04:19 PM
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With WeatherTAP's RadarLab HD, the GPS device needs to be one that can output data in the NMEA protocol or format. Most GPS devices that you can connect to your computer can output in this format. I know for a fact that the Garmin 18 does cannot output in this format. It output in the Garmin proprietary format. I'm pretty sure this will probably be the format that GRLevelx expects too. So before you get a GPS device, read and make sure it can output data in the NEMA protocol.

As for a suggestion, I really like the GlobalSat BU-353 unit. It has a really fast connection time and really good signal strength. It is also water proof and has a magnetic bottom which I really like because you can stick it almost anywhere.
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02-14-2008, 04:50 PM
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ssimmons Wrote:With WeatherTAP's RadarLab HD, the GPS device needs to be one that can output data in the NMEA protocol or format. Most GPS devices that you can connect to your computer can output in this format. I know for a fact that the Garmin 18 does cannot output in this format. It output in the Garmin proprietary format. I'm pretty sure this will probably be the format that GRLevelx expects too. So before you get a GPS device, read and make sure it can output data in the NEMA protocol.

As for a suggestion, I really like the GlobalSat BU-353 unit. It has a really fast connection time and really good signal strength. It is also water proof and has a magnetic bottom which I really like because you can stick it almost anywhere.

Thanks for your reply!!! Does this model GPS work with non-Intel computers? I know - this is a question i should not have to ask!

I also want to say that I subscribe to WeatherTAP and I think it is great! Your HD radar looks awesome on my 42" TV/monitor.
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02-14-2008, 05:01 PM
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Yes it does. I used it this weekend with RadarLab HD on my brother's laptop that has an AMD sempron processer. Thanks for the nice comment about RadarLab HD. I look at it too on my 42" Vizio TV and it does look awesome.
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02-14-2008, 05:05 PM
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That's what I have... you have done really nice work with RadarlabHD!
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02-16-2008, 08:50 AM
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I like the microsoft puck GPS that comes with Streets and trips

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02-17-2008, 12:25 AM
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I bought this Bluetooth GPS: http://www.buygpsnow.com/holux-m1000-blu...t-826.aspx

If you computer supports bluetooth, this GPS acquires satellites fast! And it works great with Weathertap HD.

I use it with my Macbook and have tested it with Windows XP Pro in Parallels.

Both work great for me.

Happy chasing!
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02-18-2008, 09:12 PM
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FYI,

StormLab 4.0, which was a huge success at this past weekend's Storm Chaser Convention in Denver, supports all flavors of USB and Bluetooth GPS devices for real-time overlays on the radar as well as full integration into the Spotter Network.

Evan
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