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    Can u extend a GPS antenna. for example i would like to hide the gps mouse, is i possible to extend its antenna through a wire out of the vehicle (something like a radio receiver). has anobody got internal pics of a GPS mouse/receiver??? Would like to see what the antenna looks like

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    Car: 2002 Mitsubishi Magna EI
    CarPC: SP13000, M2-ATX, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB 2.5" HD, X-Fi Sound Card, Xenarc 700TSV, Garmin 18 USB.
    Audio: 2X15" Rockford Punch Z, 1 Rockford Punch 2-ch Amp, 1 Soundstream Lil Wonder II 4-ch Amp

  • #2
    i guess yeah you can if you had high enough quality components but considering the amount of signal is so so so weak that you receive, you'd need some pretty damn good cable and high quality solder to get it working as well as it can do - also from my gps (bu 303) the antenna is pretty much hard soldered to the pcb and is the largest thing in the shell, instead, make your mouse water proof and stick it outside
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    • #3
      thanks for ur reply..... i guess so, i will have to waterproof it.

      Final Touches

      Car: 2002 Mitsubishi Magna EI
      CarPC: SP13000, M2-ATX, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB 2.5" HD, X-Fi Sound Card, Xenarc 700TSV, Garmin 18 USB.
      Audio: 2X15" Rockford Punch Z, 1 Rockford Punch 2-ch Amp, 1 Soundstream Lil Wonder II 4-ch Amp

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      • #4
        maybe you can find an Idea in that Forums threat, there they build in an GPS reciever into an VW Triplex antenna. I builde on into an Audi Triplex antenna. great revievment (9-15 sats permanent)

        noone can see them, they are waterproof ... perfekt solution

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dirk9N
          maybe you can find an Idea in that Forums threat, there they build in an GPS reciever into an VW Triplex antenna. I builde on into an Audi Triplex antenna. great revievment (9-15 sats permanent)

          noone can see them, they are waterproof ... perfekt solution
          Sounds like some useful information, could you supply the name of the forum you mention or a link....

          I hope it ain't this forum or I will feel like a smuck

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          • #6
            thats strange, i added a Link last time, where is it gone?

            here its again:
            http://www.car-pc.info/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=639

            It's an german Car-PC Forum.

            I don't know when, but within the next time I want to "rebuild" my antenna, because my GPS modul was much to big, so I had to remove the whole Radio and Cellular antenna - part. thats now in the car. I added an Wire at the Antenna contact, and tgough the cartop, to the external electronics (hope that works)

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            • #7
              Could you explain what you did to the receiver for those that don't speak german. Thanks.
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              • #8
                I try, but not today, ok

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                • #9
                  No problem, I tried babel fish but the translation didn't make much sense. Thanks in advance.
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                  • #10
                    we'll be waiting for the english writeup.
                    thnx for ur replies.

                    Final Touches

                    Car: 2002 Mitsubishi Magna EI
                    CarPC: SP13000, M2-ATX, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB 2.5" HD, X-Fi Sound Card, Xenarc 700TSV, Garmin 18 USB.
                    Audio: 2X15" Rockford Punch Z, 1 Rockford Punch 2-ch Amp, 1 Soundstream Lil Wonder II 4-ch Amp

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                    • #11
                      i got a bluetooth GPS reciever that has an external GPS antenna with a long cable on it wich i lead through my whole car and it works realy fine and the Antenna is very little and waterproof
                      Golf 3 CarPc Status
                      ///////////////50%--------------/
                      PSU:Inverter
                      GPS:BT GPS

                      PC: Slim notebook with 10.4"touch, external DVD.
                      Dock for car is in production.
                      Audio: Stock speakers but looking for new ones. CD-HU with FM modulator (ordered)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by erazor
                        i got a bluetooth GPS reciever
                        Product link??

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                        • #13
                          Ok, here's my try


                          the first thing you have to do is to get an Triplex antnna like one of these (each triplex is good enough it mustent be from VW or Audi or Bosch):
                          http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...520181552&rd=1
                          http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...520168447&rd=1

                          then open it and remove the original GPS reciever, I think you need to modify the bottom of the antenna (the metal) so that the GPS Module for the PC fits.
                          if the rubber needs to be removed, use silicon to seal the antenna (so that it is waterproof).

                          thats it.

                          If you also need to remove the Radio and Cellphone Modules of the antenna because the GPS module ist to big (like mine ) simple solder an wire to the contakt point at the antenna and lead the cable trough the antenna foot to the Radio and Cell-Phone modules inside your car.
                          All connections after the antenna foot all wires should be split by an plug contact, thats fitting trough the hole in the sheet metal of the roof.

                          thats it
                          I hope that was understandably.
                          like I said near future I want to modify my antenna, so i will make pics and show theme here to make it easier to show

                          greets
                          Dirk

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                          • #14
                            thanx dirk.... we'll be waiting for the pics.

                            Final Touches

                            Car: 2002 Mitsubishi Magna EI
                            CarPC: SP13000, M2-ATX, 512 MB RAM, 120 GB 2.5" HD, X-Fi Sound Card, Xenarc 700TSV, Garmin 18 USB.
                            Audio: 2X15" Rockford Punch Z, 1 Rockford Punch 2-ch Amp, 1 Soundstream Lil Wonder II 4-ch Amp

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                            • #15


                              Thats my GPS the BT-308
                              Golf 3 CarPc Status
                              ///////////////50%--------------/
                              PSU:Inverter
                              GPS:BT GPS

                              PC: Slim notebook with 10.4"touch, external DVD.
                              Dock for car is in production.
                              Audio: Stock speakers but looking for new ones. CD-HU with FM modulator (ordered)

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