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by Art
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: The map is not complete
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: The map is not complete

It could happen in north up mode as well, although making the mistake in north up mode is twice as dumb. I believe the 64 did the same thing the whole time I owned one, but do’t quote me on that one. Also, if you stay stationery, IIRC the next frame render should have corrected itself and display fu...
by Art
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: The map is not complete
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: The map is not complete

I know why that is, it’s been an issue from the beginning, and you’d notice it tenfold with Birdseye imagery loaded, and/or driving in a car at speed. A dynamic bounding box which has to be calculated for a rotated projection to decide what to render in the current view is calculated one frame out o...
by Art
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Max cardsize for uSD 32/64/128 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Max cardsize for uSD 32/64/128 ?

There’s no difference between SDHC cards and SDXC cards other than the file system they come formatted with.
Larger cards work fine when they are formatted as FAT32.
by Art
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Battery Save Status Question
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Battery Save Status Question

I’m not sure what you’re asking, bu the LED blinks in expedition mode, and not when powered off. If the unit is crashed, the power button won’t do anything, and the batteries need to come out & back in to restart. If the display is off, but the unit is running, any button should turn the display bac...
by Art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 34
Views: 1883

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Doh! Got device software mixed up with the GPS module software.
by Art
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 34
Views: 1883

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Why would they do that unless reversing a change that didn’t work out?
Even then, it should be 2.95 or something because I doubt they removed every change for 2.90.
by Art
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Garmin serial cable

I pulled apart a USB OTG card reader to get a USB micro plug,
made my own adapter, and then the 66 said also work with the cable. Thanks :)
by Art
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Garmin serial cable

I’ve found the GPS also needs to be externally powered.
You wouldn’t be able to tell with the cable intact because the PCB in the cable also needs power,
but if you only disconnect power to the GPS on the GPS USB connector side, it decides not to send or receive NMEA sentences.
by Art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Garmin serial cable

I think now that gruen was talking about the extra pin for USB OTG, which the serial cable does have, and is connected. The sheath should be connected too, but it would probably still work without it. I “think” I’ve removed the potting without ruining it. There’s nothing proprietary in the cable’s e...
by Art
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Garmin serial cable
Replies: 11
Views: 684

Re: Garmin serial cable

Ok the outer sheath isn’t connected straight through on my adapter.
Will report back when it’s sorted.