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Old 03-22-2004, 06:09 AM   #1
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I had my Magellan Sport Track Pro stolen from my vehicle. If anybody knows anything about it I would be very happy to here from you.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:48 PM   #2
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Did you register the unit when you bought it? Most gps units can be tracked.
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:57 PM   #3
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I have contacted Magellan to get the serial number so the Police can enter it in the system. Magellan does not have it on file, even though the unit was registered for warranty (I found this interesting).
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:02 AM   #4
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Isnt that interesting.... maybe because megellan knows crooks dont buy GPS's.... but insurance companies do.

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Old 04-14-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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not sure what you mean a GPS can be tracked... maybe traced back to the owner by using the serial number, but you can't find a GPS (?) Tracing can be done just by putting you xDL number on anything you would like back when the cops raid a drug house.

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Old 04-17-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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I don't think you understand the Big Brother concept of GPS and OnStar...your GPS unit gives off a signal that is traceable by satellite. Any time it's on, you're tracking your position by satellite signals and they're tracking you too. That's how Lo-Jack works by the way.
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Old 04-28-2004, 12:40 PM   #7
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Actally I do understand.

The comment above says most GPS units can be traced.. No they can't. GPS units in the normal form (On star, and LoJack are not normal GPS technologies). GPS only receive signals and do the FF analysis to get the phase change and triangulate your position, and it is called passive tracking. Add to that technoligies for transmitting the position data to satellite, cell, RF or whatever is not typical GPS and you don't get it with a Magellan Handheld unit; called Real time tracking.<-isn't free and special usage only.

A GPS transmits no signal for it to function. Big Brother concepts that include a GPS are of the type you mentioned LoJack, and OnStar are budding and I don't know of any handheld units that are readily available and portable on the market today. Broadcasting the information is not a basic function of a GPS.

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Old 05-07-2004, 04:41 PM   #8
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Gus is correct. Having worked on military systems in the early GPS years - all units today are passive in nature. They are receivers not transmitters. Onstar and such combine GPS technology with satellite comm technology....

Even if they were - the required transmit energy would eat batteries like a fat man at a corndog roast.... or something like that....
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Old 05-07-2004, 10:50 PM   #9
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Oooo fat man at a corn dog roast. Yummy.
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Old 05-25-2004, 03:50 PM   #10
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Just trying to help out there partner (GUS) I have a Garmin hand held, that can be tracked. I guess Magellan just aint there yet. Good luck,
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Old 05-27-2004, 08:48 AM   #11
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What model of garmin gps that supports transponder location...

I am trying to help out too, and clearing the air on technical capabilities is important.

I have a few of them and didn't see they had transponder via satellite , or cell in any of the handhelds? Been to their website and still don't see it.

I see in their line up that some of the aviation units have transponder but they are not handhelds, all of them are panel mouted.

How much was the unit?

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