June 2006 Issue

Letters: 06/06

Cheap As It Gets
With regard to your article about GPS on the cheap in the April 2006 issue, I am thinking of nominating myself for Bottom Feeder of the Year award for this one. The Apollo 602 loran in my Cessna 182 hasnít worked for awhile. I bought a used Apollo 618 with Form 8130-3 and a spare loran antenna in my first eBay transaction for $82.51 (plus shipping).

The seller didnít bother to insure the item or to ship it overnight, even though I paid for both. It arrived with the antenna poking out through the side of the box because of a poor packing job, the database is seven years old, but it fits right in the panel and it works!

Rick Baier
Sonora, California...

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