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Whether you're finding your way through the fog at a tricky harbor entrance or pinpointing a favorite fishing spot, the GBR 21 lets you get the most out of your receiver.
Developed in response to market demands for greater GPS accuracy, GARMIN's GBR 21 differential beacon receiver corrects for atmospheric error, enabling an accuracy of 5-10 meters. This small, remote-mounted, black box-style receiver links to all GARMIN differential-ready marine receivers and is in use only when turned on. The GBR 21 is waterproof, weighs less than 7 ounces, and measures only 5.2"L x 3.6"W x 1.5"H. All tuning and operating functions are controlled by the GPS unit while the GBR 21 is being used, including beacon receiver setup and beacon logging.
The GBR 21 uses the differential GPS corrections broadcast by the U.S. Coast Guard and the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities' beacons (283.5-325 KHz), which are supplied free of charge to mariners. These signals provide satellite status and pseudo-range information, in addition to the location and status of the beacon transmitter. The GBR 21 then decodes this information for use by a GARMIN GPS receiver, providing the improved repeatability and accuracy required for commercial applications and precision navigation.
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DIFFERENTIAL GPS (DGPS) EXPLAINED:
This unit is used to improve the accuracy of the position output of your GPS receiver by decoding the Coast Guard differential GPS corrections and sending them to your GPS receiver. All Garmin units are designed to be able to use these corrections. Accuracy improves to about 2 to 5 meters (7 to 16 feet).
The unit receives the coded transmissions which are broadcast free of charge by the US Coast Guard Differential Beacon Receiver Transmitters located throughout the USA and other parts of the world. You must be in range of a coast guard transmitter for the GBR 21 to work. A listing of locations of US Coast Guard transmitter sites can be found by clicking here. The US Coast Guard also provides a web page with a host of DGPS (differential GPS) information which you can reach by clicking here.
These units come with a power/data cable which plugs into the GBR21 at one end and has bare pigtail wires at the other end. You are required to manually wire the power in to the unit and the data out to the receiving GPS unit. In most cases we recommend that you purchase the corresponding power/data cable for the host GPS receiver you are using as you will need it in order to complete all the wiring connections.
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