I would like to hook up my Home Patrol to my Garmin GPS in my car. I have the cable ordered from Uniden for GPS hook up. I noticed you need a serial output on the GPS. Mine has a USB as do most GPS units these days. There is a cable I can buy that will convert a usb cable to a serial cable. Will this allow me to hookup my Home Patrol? Not sure why a new product like Home Patrol would use a serial connection to a GPS. Most devices do not use this type of connection now,
It's only $30 on Amazon (depending on seller), and it says it is "compatible with most all NMEA compliant third-party software." It also has a magnetic base for mounting on the exterior of a vehicle and is USB powered so no batteries are needed. So now comes the hard part I guess - what kind of cable would one use to get it to physically connect with the HomePatrol? And would such a cable still allow it to be powered via USB? Any ideas?