TITLE

Finding yourself

AUTHOR(S)
Mannes, George
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Popular Mechanics;Jan94, Vol. 171 Issue 1, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Evaluates Global Positioning System receivers. Trimble Navigation Scout GPS; Sony Pyxis IPS-760; Garmin GPS 75; Magellan GPS Trailblazer; Micrologic SuperSport; Panasonic KX-G5500; Time required to fix a location; Navigational data displayed; Graphic display; Ease of use; Alarms; Retracing of a path taken; Ports for outputting data to marine autopilots and plotters.
ACCESSION #
9405113579

 

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