Table of contents for Hacking GPS / Kathie Kingsley-Hughes.

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Contents
Part I: Hardware Hacks
Chapter 1: GPS Secrets
Hidden secrets
	Garmin secret screens
		Garmin iQue 3600
			Soft reset
			Warm reset
			Hard reset
			Full GPS reset
		Garmin Forerunner
			Diagnostic screen
			Hard reset
			Reset
			Autolocate
		Garmin StreetPilot
			Diagnostic screen
			Force autolocate
			Diagnostic screen
			Clear user settings
			Master reset
		Garmin Geko
			Diagnostic screen
			Hard reset
		Garmin eTrex
			Test screens
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin GPS 60/60CS
			Diagnostic screen
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin GPS 76/76C/76CS
			Diagnostic screen
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin GPS 176
			Diagnostic screen
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin eMap
			Diagnostic screen
			Autolocate
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin GPS 76S
			Diagnostic screen
			Resetting the unit
		Garmin GPS III and GPS III+
			Reset
			Test mode
		Garmin GPS V
			Resetting the unit
	Magellan secret code
		Magellan Meridian series
			Boot time screens
			Access menu (system on)
		Magellan SporTrak
			Clear memory
			Burn-in test
			Serial port test
			Self test
			WAAS switch on/off
		Magellan 300/330
			Display software version
			Delete memory
			Display/keypad tests
			Switch light on without icon
After a reset/hard reset
Summary
Chapter 2: Building GPS Data Cables and Power Cords
Cables Demystified
	The Data Cable
	Power Cords
	Combo Cables
You can also do combinations
	Multi GPS cable
	Multi data cable
	Multi data/power cable
	Multi data/power/GPS cable
Making your own data cables
	Items you will need
		Cable assembly
		Testing
	Don't want to buy a connector?
Making power cords
	Power cord assembly
	Testing
	Precautions
GPS/iPAQ connections
	Cradle modification
	Testing the connection
Making combo cables
Making multi cables
Summary
Chapter 3: Power Hacks
GPS Power Needs
	Alkaline Batteries
	Lithium Batteries
	Rechargeable (NiMH) Batteries
	Battery Do's and Don'ts
Power Hacks
	Carrying Your Own 12-Vold Power Supply
	Battery Packs
		What You Need
			Batteries
			Battery Holder
			Wiring and Connections
	A Different Kind of Battery Pack
Alternative Power Supplies
Chapter 4: Antenna Hacks
The GPS Antenna
	Quad-Helix Orientation
	Patch Antenna Orientation
	Best Performance Summary
External Antennas
	Antenna Placement
	Other Things to Avoid
Reradiating Antennas
	Personal Reradiating Antenna
	Communal Reradiating Antenna
	Reradiating Antenna Considerations
		Power
		Range
		Tidiness
Fitting a Reradiating Antenna Setup in a Car
	Test the System
	Permanent Fixing
Carrying a GPS Signal via Cable
	How Much Signal Do You Need?
	Cable Losses
	Connector Losses
Using a Signal Repeater
Build Your Own Mega GPS Antenna
	Materials
	Building the Antenna
Summary
Chapter 5: Protecting and Mounting Your GPS
Screen Damage
	Screen Proectors
	More Screen Armoring
		Rubber Bumpers
		Wire Bumpers
	Commercial Protection for GPS and PDAs
		Storm Case
		Aquapac
		Otter Box
Mounting GPS
	Car Mounting
	Mounting a GPS for Biking, Hiking, and Skiing
Making a Personalized Case
Summary
Part II: Software Hacks
Chapter 6: Hacking the Firmware
Firmware
	Warnings
	Updating the Firmware
Hacking GPS Firmware
	Bypassing startup screen - Garmin eTrex Vista
	Bypassing startup screen - Garmin eTrex Legend
	Bypassing startup screen - Garmin eTrex Venture
	MeMap Personalization
	Manual Firmware Editing
	Magellan GPS Firmware Modificatoins
Recovering from a failed firmware load
	Garmin
	Magellan
Summary
Chapter 7: Making Connections
The PC - GPS relationship
	Connection Types
		Serial (COM) Port
		USB
		Bluetooth
	Which Connection Is Best?
Troubleshooting Problems
	General Connection Trouble - PC
	General Connection Trouble - PDA
	General Connection Trouble - Bluetooth
Software-Specific Issues
	Erratic mouse pointer after connecting a GPS
	Windows XP problem - Microsoft Ball Point
	Microsoft MapPoint Troubleshooting
	USB-to-serial converters
Summary
Part III: Data Hacking
Chapter 8: GPS Data
GPS Data Collection
	Position, Velocity, Time
		Position
		Velocity
		Time
	Waypoints
		Manual Waypointing
		On-the-Spot Waypointing
		Routes
Working with the Data
	EasyGPS
	G7toWin
Creative Uses of GPS Data
	Sharing Waypoints
	Adding GPS Information to Digital Photos
	Lightning Detector and Plotter
	Wardriving
	GPS in Programming
Summary
Chapter 9: Examining the Data
NMEA
	NMEA Sentences
	NMEA Sentence Structure
	A Closer Look at NMEA Sentences
	NMEA Checksum
SiRF
Using NMEA Sentences
	NMEA Software
	GPS Diagnostic
	RECSIM III
Using NMEA
	GpsGate
	Recording actual NMEA using GpsGate
	Recording simulated NMEA using GpsGate
	Data Playback
Why Bother with NMEA?
	Making Sure Your GPS Works
	Data Corruption
Summary
Chapter 10: More Data Tricks
Taking Screenshots
	G7toWin
	G7toCE
Turn your PC into a High-Precision Atomic Clock
	Software Setup
	Hardware Setup
	Hooking Up Hardware to Software
	Bringing a GPS Signal Indoors
Other Uses for GPS Data
	Azimuth and Elevation Graphs
	Surveying
	Navigation
	Signal Quality/SNR Window
	NMEA Command Monitor
Experiment for Yourself
Summary
Part IV: Playtime
Chapter 11: Hacking Geocaching
GPS Accuracy
The Birth of Geocaching
Geocaching Made Simple
	What Is Geocaching?
	Geocaching Beginning to Eng
	The Final 20 Yards
		Aim Beyond the Cache
		Look for Signs of Disturbance
		Look for Breaks in the Tree Cover
		Search Patterns
		Stop and Average
		Come at It from a Different Direction
		Look for the Unnatural
Geocaching Hacks
	Go Paper-Free
		GPXSonar
		GPXView
		iSolo
	Plan Before You Leave
	Sort Out Cabling
	Power for the Trip
	Better Antennas
	Protecting the GPS
		Protect Your GPS from Loss
			Tie It to Yourself
			Contact Details
			Make It Easier to Spot
		Protect the Screen
		Power Prorection
		Waterproofing
Summary
Chapter 12: GPS Games
The Dawn of GPS Games
Points of Confluence
Benchmarking/Trigpointing
GPS Drawing
Hide and Seek
Foxhunt
Other Games
	Follow the Leader
	Go Fetch
Summary
Appendix A: GPS Primer
Appendix B: Internet Resources
Glossary

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

GPS receivers -- Design and construction -- Amateurs' manuals.
Global positioning system -- Amateurs' manuals.
Programmable logic devices -- Amateurs' manuals.
Computer hackers.