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AvMap G4T


Size: 140 x 100 x 35.4 mm

Weight: 390 g

12.7 cm LCD


This is one of the GPS units we use in our chase vehicles (the other being the newer AvMap G5).  We use the AvMap because it is an APRS capable unit, meaning it connects directly to our Kenwood mobile radio via the included cable.  Both the car's position and the balloon's current position are shown on the LCDisplay.  It runs off a standard cigarette lighter jack (12V) and has an internal battery. It is VERY handy for chasing the balloon.

The G4T has a rather poor set of controls that makes it a bit hard to use. The newer AvMap G5 has a touch screen.