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  • where is a good place to mount????

    hello guys , happy turkey day!!!!!!my question is where is a good place to mount my earthmate and copilot recievers.can they be put under my dash???

  • #2
    The best place to mount a GPS is on the roof of your car.

    The second best place is on top of the dash.

    The third best place is the rear window.

    GPS does not have a very robust signal. If you put the recever under your dash you'll nevr be able to lock onto any satilites.

    You should make sure your GPS units are weatherproof before mounting outside your passenger compartment.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by fluffy2097
      GPS does not have a very robust signal. If you put the recever under your dash you'll nevr be able to lock onto any satilites.
      Well mine is under my dash (granted it's plastic ) and I pick up 7 satellites


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Confused
        Well mine is under my dash (granted it's plastic ) and I pick up 7 satellites


        Garry
        And mines under a piece of plastic under the rear window and works fine..
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        • #5
          some of them. especially the cheaper ones recommend a sky view

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          • #6
            Originally posted by swzine
            some of them. especially the cheaper ones recommend a sky view
            All GPS receivers require a sky view - they work only line-of-sight to the satellites.
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            • #7
              The metal of the car roof, or if you have a metal dashboard, will block the signal.

              Since the satellites it will be tracking may be on the horizon, it is better to have the antenna up where it can "see" the horizon. The deeper you bury it in the dash, the less satellites it will receive...and the less accurate your system will be.

              I say try it a couple of places, take some readings.

              Mine are on the dash with a view of the horizon and mostly the roof not blocking.

              The one mounted farther from the roof overhang gets 12 satellites...the other usually gets 8 to 10.
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              • #8
                Also, none of my GPSes will work in the front dash of my SVX. It has a titanium coated windshield. So if you have metallic coating in your windows, you are in trouble.

                Apart from that, mount it anywhere.
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                • #9
                  what about having it upside down? would that make a difference?
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                  • #10
                    Probably not. Try it.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 00CericaRuss
                      what about having it upside down? would that make a difference?
                      Nope

                      Remember, GPS reciever is nothing more than an antenna. If it can recieve a signal, it'll be fine.

                      I have a buddy who have a bluetooth GPS and that thing will work in the glove compartment of his A4.
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                      • #12
                        i've had it upside down for about 6mo or so, but the signal kinda sucks... wasn't sure if i wanted to add velcro to the other side or not
                        Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
                        Mods: Yep
                        Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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                        • #13
                          00CericaRuss: Which GPS recivar do you have?

                          Have you guys heard of: Holux GPS Receiver, GM-210 GPS ???

                          http://www.holux.com.tw/Temp%20web/GM-210.html

                          I am going to buy GPS in the next week and wanna know if some one have truyed this one?
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                          • #14
                            I have seen it on ebay a lot of times before. Should be ok. I use the new Delorme USB Earthmate though
                            - Lwin M. Maung
                            If it's stuck, force it. If it breaks it needed replacing anyway

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                            • #15
                              i've got a copilot usb receiver...doesn't lock in my office...
                              i also have a copilot serial receiver, which does get lock in my office, and locks within seconds, but whenever i boot up with it, the OS thinks that it's a mouse and the cursor goes nuts all over the screen so i'm not using it at the moment
                              Car: 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S
                              Mods: Yep
                              Carputer: VIA M9000 | Opus 150 | 512MB PC2100 | 60GB Notebook HD | Slim/Slot DVD/CDRW | Audigy2NX | Xenarc 700TSV | (2) DSCustoms DS700HRS (in trunk) | SMC USB 802.11b | CoPilot | DLink FM tuner | Cliffnet

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