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  • Deluo GPS antenna modification help

    Can anyone point me to a tutorial on how to add an external antenna hookup to my GPS reciever. I plan on getting an external tri band antenna and will want to hook up my Deluo GPS module to it. Unfortuantly they don't have antenna hookups

    I am very comfortable with a soldering iron and fabrication/electronics.

    I just want to see some pictures of a mod before i get started.

    If anyone has passed by such a tutorial please pass the info along my way.

    Thanks
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

  • #2
    hmm

    No one done this?
    -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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    • #3
      I have got a old unit from them its a serial port type

      I had problems getting a lock in my car - I kept moving it around
      and no luck - I thought about that it had a magnet, and got a flat
      piece of metal - I stuck the GPS unit on top and BAM I got 4 to 6
      sats locked

      I have it mounted under my rear window as close to the glass
      as I can - its under the carpet on my rear shelf mounted to a
      square piece of metal - the metal is about 5 inches square

      If you can some how replace the antenna you could try this but
      its ugly

      An Inexpensive External GPS Antenna - PDF download-

      and here is some links

      Links to GPS Antenna Construction Sites

      Good luck

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      • #4
        THanks for the reply. I think i am just going to hack it open and take some pictures. Maybe someone can identify what part is the antenna if i cant. I have an antenna in mind
        -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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        • #5
          yes take some pictures, i'm sure we can sort out what needs what. I attached a external antenna to my radioshack GPS that was not designed for an external antenna and it worked great.
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          • #6
            Thanks jcdillin. What i need to do is get an FME connector to hook it up to my GPS antenna that i am getting. I will try to take it apart this weekend and post pictures
            -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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            • #7
              so maybe just get a piece of coaxial cable with a fme connector on that and solder the other end to your gps, that would keep the amount of connections low
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              • #8
                Yea, that is pretty much the idea. I just don't know what to connect to what
                -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jcdillin
                  yes take some pictures, i'm sure we can sort out what needs what. I attached a external antenna to my radioshack GPS that was not designed for an external antenna and it worked great.
                  So i finally got the GPS antenna that i have been waiting for and I took the gps out of the car opened it up and took a couple photos.

                  Any idea on where i need to attach the leads too?
                  Attached Files
                  -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                  • #10
                    do you have a picture of it turned over?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by antimatter
                      ...Maybe someone can identify what part is the antenna if i cant...

                      The "square" in the middle of the unit on your picture is the actual antenna, but I'm thinking if perhaps the use of a re-radiating antenna would do the job for you. You wouldn't have to modify your existing GPS receiver in any way. Check this link:

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                      • #12
                        i'll take a couple more photos, it is actually two circuit boards on top of eachother.
                        -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                        • #13
                          here are two shots
                          Attached Files
                          -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Marvin Hlavac
                            The "square" in the middle of the unit on your picture is the actual antenna, but I'm thinking if perhaps the use of a re-radiating antenna would do the job for you. You wouldn't have to modify your existing GPS receiver in any way. Check this link: http://shop.store.yahoo.com/semsons-inc/gpsreran.html
                            That thing is awesome (and you even linked to the lowest price I could find). I bought one immediatly.

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                            • #15
                              That thing is pretty slick. Although i already have another antenna that i purchased that i need to connect to my delue.

                              Any clues or hints on what i should be looking for? Any help would be greatly appriciated
                              -Jesus- King of Kings Lord of Lords

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