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    It's the same thing as an XM or Sirius antenna, they are meant to be mounted in one direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    hmm... so I had mine upside-down on the 6 hr trip home, I didn't experience any difference. Signal strengths dropped a tad, but not much...

    LOL, that reminds me once I was using a Bluetooth connected SiRFstarIII based GPS receiver with my PC, and I didn't even realize the unit was in my pocket while I was driving. It worked flawlessly during the whole trip .

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    Upside down it's probably working like a badly beat up satellite dish. It's catching the signals bouncing off all the metal parts in the car. It's really designed to be facing up.

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    OK, I know this thread is kind of old, but my Hiacom BT407 GPS is driving me crazy. I cant use it with BT because the bluetooth stack CF uses cant use GPS and Phone (or at least I dont know how too). I see alot of people have the BU-353 and it is fairly low priced and wont break the bank. Although I have a USB to Serial cable for the BT407, it doesnt work because when I come out of hibernation it will act like its not coinnected. I tried Hibernation Trigger, and that doesnt work, so I figure just replace the darn thing.

    Do any of you have this issue with the BU-353, with it not showing up after hibernation? Is this unit 100% USB, or is it were it installs as a Serial to USB device. If not I think I will buy it then.
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    I never have trouble with the BU-353

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity View Post
    I never have trouble with the BU-353
    Ditto. I'd recommend upgrading to SIRF tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridgemagnet View Post
    Ditto. I'd recommend upgrading to SIRF tho.
    I reading the stats and it says its has a SIRF III chipset.
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    I have a BU-353 too and it is awesome. And yes it is SIRFIII.

    The pharos 360/560 are pretty good too. (SIRFII/SIRFIII and the 360 glows blue )

    All USB is serial... so yes it is serial. Never had a problem from resume. Although from what I have seen around here half the time if you have resume issues it is the motherboard. Other time it is the device. So it will fix it if you are lucky, but it wont neccessarily work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    I have a BU-353 too and it is awesome. And yes it is SIRFIII.

    The pharos 360/560 are pretty good too. (SIRFII/SIRFIII and the 360 glows blue )

    All USB is serial... so yes it is serial. Never had a problem from resume. Although from what I have seen around here half the time if you have resume issues it is the motherboard. Other time it is the device. So it will fix it if you are lucky, but it wont neccessarily work.
    I think maybe this time its this GPS reciever. I do have to have my things plugged into certain USB ports. Like my Sound Blaster has to be on the USB 2.0 PCI CARD Port, so do all my touch panels and pointers. Then everything else goes on the onboard ports, but at least something ports on a port. No matter what port I put this GPS on, it doesnt resume at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    I reading the stats and it says its has a SIRF III chipset.
    True but it doesn't use Sirf by default, you need to use SiRFdemo to change it into SiRF mode.

    You can also reset the unit through that tool, which may help with your resume problem.

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