Garmin becomes first major consumer marine manufacturer to offer multi-band GPS with both L1 and L5 frequencies

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    It looks GPS signal L5 is not completely operational yet, but it’s nice to see that it’s “designed to meet demanding requirements for safety-of-life transportation and other high-performance applications.”

    And, hey, is there any other GPS sensor available for $299 with an included Heading sensor good enough for “chart stability, radar overlay and mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA), even at slower speeds”?

    I notice that Garmin doesn’t mention using the Heading with an autopilot, but still this may be the big news here?

  2. Butch Davis says:

    Looks like Garmin device only compatibility. How hard would it be to make it compatible across the spectrum? How smart would it be?

  3. Skysurfer says:

    Wonder when Garmin will come with a GPS Compass? Being the GPS company.

  4. Christopher says:

    Let’s expect this surprise in 2021. 😉

  5. Ron Micjan says:

    For a bit more dough, (OK more than a bit) one could have a Furuno GPS Compass SCX20 which is good to 0.5 degree and will really steady your autopilot and RADAR overlay down. Magnetic compasses are so last year. 3 degrees of accuracy, Meh… With my sat compass the autopilot will hold course to less than 20 feet of the route line 95% of the time even through turns.

  6. Christopher says:

    I tested the GPS24xd in the workshop and the position accuracy from the last 7 hours is good in the range of 0.9 0.5m.
    I have a photo of the TZT3 from the sky view, but I can’t edit it on Panbo.

  7. Christopher says:

    OK sent .

  8. Christopher says:

    Measurements made in the workshop, so almost 60 m above sea level, GPS on one side NW covers the wall of the building which still gives a very good position result, comparable to the SCX-20 located in the same place.

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