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GLONASS Receivers Availability?
bfperez
I'm interested to see if anyone has used/found for sale receivers that also pick up GLONASS. I can find a few websites that detail the specs of CH-4711, but can't find anywhere that has this or something similar for sale.

I'm mainly interested in USB or Bluetooth receivers similar to the two GPS receivers I have now-BU-353 and Q818X.
MrUmbra
I've searched also to no avail. I suspect consumer GPS/GLONASS receivers with NMEA output are about a year away. With iPhone 4s and Garmin eTrex now supporting GLONASS, consumer priced chips are obviously ready.

GLONASS was declared fully operational providing world coverage on 08 Dec 2011 when all of the three orbital planes became fully populated with eight usable satellites each:

Information analytical centre of GLONASS and GPS controlling

--- CHAS
Ken in Regina
If the eTrex 10, 20, 30 are anything like their older siblings and can do NMEA output, that should do the trick for anyone wanting to hook to a PC. It's easy to use my eTrex Legend HCx as a GPS "mouse" with Garmin's nav programs on my netbook. With GPSGate Express I can use it with any nav program (e.g. Streets&Trips, Street Atlas, iGuidance) that wants standard NMEA input. The advantage to this is that you also have an excellent standalone handheld personal navigation device in a pinch.

I just don't know if the new line of eTrex models that see the Russian birds do NMEA output.

...ken...
tcassidy
If you are using GPS Gate, PVT is OK.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
If you are using GPS Gate, PVT is OK.

Terry
Yes. I said that poorly.

What I meant to say is that I don't know whether the new eTrex models (10, 20, 30) will output the live realtime GPS satellite data to the USB port like all previous eTrex models can do.

...ken...
MrUmbra
The new eTrex receivers do not output NMEA. Disappointing.

--- CHAS
Marvin Hlavac
Garmin has announced a receiver that works with both, the GPS network and also the Glonass network: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4860-garmin-glo-bluetooth-glonass-receiver
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