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  1.    #1  
    Hi all,

    Has anyone managed to convert the PDA version of the Radioshack GPS Digitraveler to work with a Treo 600?
    I'd think it's a simple matter of cutting off ends from one of the provided cables and connecting it to a T600 connector.

    All's I would need it the pinout in that case.

    Any idead?

    Thanks!
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    Check the threads for a GPS adapter cable. The problem is that the Treo serial cable has active circuitry in it. You need to provide voltage to the cable that the Digitraveler will not provide.

    When using the serial sync cable on a PC it provides the power.

    That all being said, I made up an adapter cable to interface a digitraveler to the treo and it works great.
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    http://www.grundlgasse.at/thomas/digitraveler/

    Has Basic Info on DigiTraveler froma Ham operator
  4.    #4  
    yep.. checked both... not much luck.
    The ones that have it working with the treo dont mention how
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    Quote Originally Posted by beachcomp.com
    Hi all,

    Has anyone managed to convert the PDA version of the Radioshack GPS Digitraveler to work with a Treo 600?
    I'd think it's a simple matter of cutting off ends from one of the provided cables and connecting it to a T600 connector.

    All's I would need it the pinout in that case.

    Any idead?

    Thanks!
    Here's some info on how to make one. I haven't been able to get it to work yet.

    http://odessa.maint.fsu.edu/~norcom/treogps.jpg
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by BoeingPilot
    Check the threads for a GPS adapter cable. The problem is that the Treo serial cable has active circuitry in it. You need to provide voltage to the cable that the Digitraveler will not provide.

    When using the serial sync cable on a PC it provides the power.

    That all being said, I made up an adapter cable to interface a digitraveler to the treo and it works great.
    BoeingPilot,

    That's great you've been able to get the treo 600 working with the digitraveler. Could you tell us how you made the cable?

    Many thanks!!
  7. #7  
    Look in the archives. Diagram of adapter http://www.evangel.edu/personal/came...treoserial.jpg

    Link to thread http://discussion.treocentral.com/tc...&highlight=gps

    Hope this helps. You will need a serial sync cable and have to inject voltage to power the active components in the sync cable (darn Handspring couldn't use regular RS232 like the rest of the world!)

    PM me if you have questions
    Last edited by BoeingPilot; 09/16/2004 at 09:58 PM. Reason: typo
  8. #8  
    Hey, I bought the PDCTR-M9BATT; but there was no mention of a "package" for the 2-cable combo.

    So I am looking for someone to help me do the DIY approach to the digitraveler's cable.

    I picked up a db9 sub connector from Radio Shack, and and trimmed off the pocketpc end of a digitraveler cable to expose three wires:

    brown
    red
    black

    I set them up as

    2--brown
    3--red
    5--black

    and then connected that cable to the PDCTR-M9BATT to the Treo 650.

    I have been trying to do my testing with CacheNav on the Treo.

    I get a green light on the digitraveler, and CacheNav's display changes from "No GPS" to "No Fix", but I don't see a single satellite acquisition from that point on....

    Am I doing something wrong? Is this the right setup?
  9. #9  
    Just a quick crosspost to tie this thread to my eventual outcome:

    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...397#post527397

    My Radio Shack Digitraveler GPS is now working on my Treo 650!

    It is pretty darn cool.

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