The GPS Id is:
GPSBabel Version: 1.3.7-beta20100215
Unit: GPS 72H Software Version 2.30
Unit allows only ten chars in waypoint names.
It does allow spaces. It converts lower
to upper on input from gpsbabel and truncates
to 10 chars.
I bought unit (first GPS) to find some corner
markers in heavily wooded and steep terrain
in northern california. It worked for this,
Wanted cheap capable unit. Unit has WAAS, and
seems competitive with other handhelds with
decent built in antennas. Tracks 12 satelites.
Usb support was important. I like paper
charts and maps so built in map support not
important. Waterproofing is, i can use it
I am overall pleased. Biggest failing for me
is lack of external antenna support. The
slightly cheaper eTrexH has manny of the same
features, but slightly smaller display, no usb
support, only serial port and doesn't float.
(I haven't verified this. If someone has
one of these units could they test this out?)
gpsbabel works great with this unit over usb.
Have tested most options. -T to continually
update computer doesn't work as expected, but
isn't really needed by me.
Thanks for support.
On Monday 22 March 2010 10:39:07 am Robert Lipe wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM, otto <otto@...> wrote:
> > Thanks Robert!
> > Your hunch was correct.
> That's why I get all the hot groupies...
> > Your suggested change makes the
> > Garmin 72H work in gpsbabel-1.3.7-beta20100215.
> > I changed the default line to a "break;" like all the other
> > special cases. I am now a happy camper. Unfortunately
> > I cannot yet read the hex dumps to find the units ID and make
> > this a permanent change usable by everyone else, but if
> > someone else decodes the ID I would be happy to recompile
> > and test it.
> You should now be able to get GPSBabel to tell you the ID now.
> ./gpsbabel -D1 -i garmin -f usb:
> GPSBabel Version: 1.3.7-beta20100215
> Unit: GPSMap60CSX Software Version 3.60
> ID: 292
> Version: 3.60
> Report that ID and I'll apply the tweak.
> If you can confirm this unit allows 14 character waypoints, allows lower
> case and spaces we'll add it to the table around line 186, too.
> > All the best.
> > Otto
> > On Sunday 21 March 2010 10:39:56 pm Robert Lipe wrote:
> > > On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:06 AM, otto <otto@...> wrote:
> > > > My Garmin 72H attaches to my system76 ubuntu laptop using usb port
> > > > but
> > is
> > > > otherwise useless.
> > > >
> > > > I hadn't even heard of a 72H until now. What an odd product.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The beta version gpsbabel-1.3.7-beta20100215 compiles, but does not
> > > > support the usb device.
> > > >
> > > > I don't much care about 1.3.6 at this point for this kind of problem.
> > >
> > > What does the current source do on this unit?
> > >
> > > Just on a hunch, I'm going to guess that this model has a USB
> > > implementation that's broken in the same way as the Venture HC which
> > > is about the same price point. Search for "Zero is" in
> > > jeeps/gpslibusb.c and see if commenting out that "default:" line makes
> > > your GPS play nice. If so, we should figure out the ID (I'd decode it
> > > from the hex dumps,
> > but
> > > it's late...) of your GPS and add it to the list.
> > >
> > > RJL