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Subject: Re: GPS serial connection
From: apsn apsn@...........
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:14:22 -0800


I have successfully run RS-232C cables of 100 feet in length.  I might also=
suggest you
consider a RS-232C extender (which uses CAT5 cable between two converter=
such as that offered by Minicom:
There are others available as well:

What others have done is to extend the GPS antenna coax rather than the=20
RS-232 cable and put the receiver next to the A/D.

Hope this helps,


At 09:05 AM 4/19/2004, you wrote:
>Since there is power in my attic, I want to install my GPS receiver near=
>roof vent at the end of the house and run the cable down to Larry's A/D.=
>distance is about 100 feet and I think that is too far for RS232. I have=
>where RS485 is useful for this issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
>Thank you.
>Richard Gagnon
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