robertlipe, on Dec 15 2005, 02:31 PM, said:
The referenced link explains how to write to Explorist via USB - either SD or internal memory and how to write to a Meridian SD card.
If what you're using is a serial port (i.e. a Meridian with a serial cable plugged into a USB-based serial port) then from the viewof GSAK (indeed, any other program) it's not USB - it's serial and the instructions at http://gsak.net/help/hs8100.htm apply.
I understand that it supports both and have made downloads successfully to my Magellan Meridian Color GPSr. The screen for downloading waypoints referenced in the URL you mentioned doesn't address the question/request I had. If you look at the Setup GPSr screen (shown here: http://gsak.net/help/hs8000.htm), after selecting Magellan GPS, the checkbox for USB disappears, and I am forced to select Com 1, 2, or 3 for my connection. When I have it plugged into a USB port with the (serial to USB) adapter cable, selecting Com 1, 2 or 3 doesn't work, and I get errors that the GPS cannot be found. The only way I can make a direct download to the GPS is to disconnect the USB adapter, drag my tower out and crawl around behind it to get the serial cable plugged in... which is where it is going to live, because I'm just not going to mess with it anymore... at least not until I get some mapping software and want to download some maps to the SD card.
Thanks for the suggestions.