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Old 02-10-2018, 05:53 AM
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I have acquired a gx60 to install in my RV6, I am looking to update the gx60 data card. Does anyone have a data card programmer that they could update my Datacard with or like to sell?
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:26 AM
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If I recall correctly, those use the old PCMCIA cards. You should be able to find something on Amazon that will work with those cards.

Here is one from a quick search:

https://www.amazon.com/Addonics-AEPU...dp/B00006L318/

I've not used that one in particular so can't guarantee that it will work, but that's the general thing you are looking for, I believe.

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Old 02-11-2018, 09:41 AM
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If I recall correctly, those use the old PCMCIA cards. You should be able to find something on Amazon that will work with those cards.

Here is one from a quick search:

https://www.amazon.com/Addonics-AEPU...dp/B00006L318/

I've not used that one in particular so can't guarantee that it will work, but that's the general thing you are looking for, I believe.

-Dj
I think the main problem is the data, not the card.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:44 AM
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Jeppesen still sells the data, so that shouldn't be a problem.

http://ww1.jeppesen.com/main/corpora...=mode+matchall
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:10 AM
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Default Jeppesen Skybound for GX60 PCMCIA datacards

Jeppesen has made several different Skybound programmers over the years. I purchased one used from VAF years ago that works with the old PCMCIA cards. A large number of years back, the database became too large for the cards that shipped with the GX60 and a new 4-Mb card was required. The cheap way to buy the 4-Mb PCMCIA data card was off the internet. I picked up about a dozen cards. I no longer have a Jeppesen subscription for my GX60 as the need (and desire) for IFR flying is not there. I do have a year or two old database on a datacard but just like the programmer, have not got around to unpacking following the move.

I think the GX60 is a great navigator and you will enjoy using it. Mine is around 15-years old. Yes there are better ones available now but the one I have does everything I want, why spend money on an upgrade that I can put into fuel to fly more.



This is the image of what is needed to program the GX60 datacard.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:37 AM
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Hi Gary, are you interested in selling your Progamer and data card? Thanks Mike
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:03 AM
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Hi Gary, are you interested in selling your Progamer and data card? Thanks Mike
I actually have TWO (2) of the programmers and 9-cards. I moved in November and need to find both programmers before I will sell one. I know where the nine (9) spare cards are and will part with up to two (2). The 10th card that I have is an OLD 2 MB card that will not work with the new database.

One of the cards has a Yellow Sticky Note on it with 03-31-2016. That is either the expiration date of the database or the start of the cycle.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:42 AM
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Gary, sent you a PM
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:05 PM
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Mike, I did not get your PM
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:17 AM
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Questions on the GX60.

1. If anyone still has a skybound writer/reader for the PCMCIA cards I'll gladly purchase it!

2. For the life of me I can't seem to find GPS approaches on my GX60. Is there some sort of lockout if the database isn't current or the unit's software is out of date? I "think" I've gone through every possible menu during some cross countries and for the life of me I can't find the approaches. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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