responses here are overwhelming....
anyway just wanted to help someone who might have had the same issues.
although i could get reception from my gps with it in my glove box it was very difficult for it to lock on. I keep it on my dash in the corner and hide the wire and i get about 8-11 sats in Los Angeles all the time. Quick lock on.
Sometimes i need to reinitialize my com port but I think xport will take care of that.