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Heavy Duty GPS Receiver

12 Channel GPS Receiver Designed to work with Star Sync GPS Software!

  • Reliable - Dual Receivers
  • Rugged marine grade housing- indoor or outdoor use
  • Accurate and Reliable - Highly accurate and precise location and time

Also available:  portable and standard duty receiver

The GPS Receiver bundled with Star Sync software employs a Garmin GPS16 receiver. The size of a computer mouse, the GPS16 is a complete 12 channel GPS receiver and embedded antenna. Based on the proven technology found in other Garmin GPS receivers, the GPS16 will track up to twelve satellites at a time while providing one-second pulsed time updates. Its far-reaching capability meets the sensitivity requirements of land applications as well as the demanding requirements of high-performance aircraft.

The GPS16 receiver design utilizes the latest technology and high-level circuit integration to achieve superior performance while minimizing space and power requirements. Utilizing Garmin's proprietary chipset, all critical components of the system including the RF/IF receiver hardware and the digital base-band are manufactured by Garmin to ensure outstanding quality and capability.

The Star Sync receiver  is housed in a black, water-resistant case and designed to withstand rugged operating conditions. While simple to install the minimum installation must provide a source of AC power and a clear view of the GPS satellites.   Internal flash memory backup allows the GPS16 to retain critical data such as satellite orbital parameters, last position, date, and time. The Star Sync GPS comes with a 5 meter interface cable, with a DB9 serial data connector and external AC power supply.

The Star Sync GPS receiver can be mounted indoors or out and a variety of mounting options are available.


Performance Receiver:
  • Differential-ready 12 parallel channel receiver tracks and uses up to twelve satellites to compute and update a position.
  • Sensitivity: 165 dBW minimum

Acquisition Times:

  • 2 seconds for reacquisition
  • 15 seconds warm (all data known)
  • 45 seconds cold (initial position, time and almanac known, ephemeris unknown)
  • 5 minutes AutoLocate (almanac known, initial position and time unknown)
  • 5 minutes search the sky (no data known)

Update Rate:

  • 1 pulse per second (+/-1 microsecond subject to Selective Availability), continuous


  • Built in


  • 16 ft (5 m) cable, foil-shielded 8 conductor with RJ-45 connector
  • Extendable up to 1800 feet (550 m) using standard CAT5 or CAT6 cable.
  • Single construction integrated antenna/receiver
  • Weight:  6.4 oz, (181 g), not including cable
  • Size: 3.58 in dia x 1.65 in (h)  (91 mm dia x 42 mm h)
  • Rugged, waterproof design allows continuous exposure to the prevailing weather conditions.
  • Operating Temperature: -30C to +85C (internal temperature)
  • Storage Temperature: -40C to +90C
Power Input Voltage


  • Flash based program and non-volatile memory requires no battery backup.

For more information

Star Sync Product Information:
  Advanced Features
      Installation Information - Installation Video
    Antenna Mounting Options
  Frequently Asked Questions about GPS

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Last reviewed March 19, 2008