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Handheld GPS--Great Performing Systems


Ten years ago, trying to purchase the right GPS (global positioning satellite) unit was just a bit short of "rocket science." Questions like, "Do I purchase a single-channel receiver, a dual-channel receiver, a multiplexing receiver, or a five-channel-parallel receiver?" became major decisions. To confuse the consumer further, ads would show a single-channel receiver that could track eight satellites. Or how about, "Do I need a plotter screen?" and "What's a plotter screen?"

Electronics continue to get better and cheaper. In the case of hand-held GPS units, models that cost $500 ten years ago, today can be purchased (with more features) for $150. New units do more and they do it better. Mapping units? They didn't even exist.  more...


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