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    Show me your OEM gps antennas!

    Hi. I'm fed up with poor gps reception and want to buy an OEM gps antenna (car is a vw bora). I've seen the small black boxes but i want something that looks oem. I've searched ebay and this site and i can't find any.

    SHow me your antennas and how much they cost you! (and how you connected it to your gps module if it's not factory?).

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudeboymcc View Post
    Hi. I'm fed up with poor gps reception and want to buy an OEM gps antenna (car is a vw bora). I've seen the small black boxes but i want something that looks oem. I've searched ebay and this site and i can't find any.

    SHow me your antennas and how much they cost you! (and how you connected it to your gps module if it's not factory?).

    thanks
    What GPS receiver are you using and where is it located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx View Post
    What GPS receiver are you using and where is it located.

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    +1... I have a BU-353 under my dash and it picks up usually 8-10 sats at a time. Probably not worth the expense and hassle of an OEM receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
    +1... I have a BU-353 under my dash and it picks up usually 8-10 sats at a time. Probably not worth the expense and hassle of an OEM receiver.
    I can't garner from his post wether he is looking for a hack to add an external antenna to a reciever with out an external antenna connector, or if he has a unit with the connector and is looking for an antenna, is he looking for an active or passive antenna, or what.

    As is common, a question was posted with out sufficient information to provide an answer.

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    I'm running the antenna that's avaliable on this site: https://store.mp3car.com/ProductDeta...Code=COM%2D008

    And this reciever: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...roducts_id=780

    I would warn you that just the antenna won't give you the solution you're looking for. The antenna is just that, an antenna, you will need a reciever as well.

    I went this route because I wanted a more integrated solution. I'm not cool with running a USB reciever and shoving it under the dash. It's a piece meal solution that doesn't meet our standards for our personal car.
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    Soryr about that not enough info!

    I'm using a Holux GPSlim 236 and it does have an external antenna conector (MMCX).

    At the moment it's just above the pedals on the driver's side and it works fine in some cities (6 or more satellites) but in london it has a lot of trouble and takes ages. If i move it up to the top of the dash it works fine everywhere and is really quick. But i don't want to do this because it has lights on it that flash when in use (gets really annoying).

    so I bought an external gps antenna (just a black box one) that i was going to put on the top of the dash and it definately works a lot better. but I would prefer to have an oem look antenna on the roof.

    the rest of the question was say i did get an OEM antenna (like a bmw one), it's going to have a unique connector on it, but if i just solder a MMCX plug onto it will it work with my gps module? i'm guessing they're both still just two wires so don't see why it wouldn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGTiVR6 View Post
    I'm running the antenna that's avaliable on this site: https://store.mp3car.com/ProductDeta...Code=COM%2D008

    And this reciever: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/pro...roducts_id=780
    That's the kind of thing i'm looking for. In fact it's even better. the one i had in mind was like that but with two antennas, one was radio one was gps. I don't have a carputer so that's all i need. how do you connect things to it though? it says the connector is FME but mine is MMCX.

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    get an adapter.

    FME to MMCX

    If you can't find a single adapter, you might have to do two adapters.

    Or pick another option for a GPS reciever.

    And how are you going to use this without a CarPC?
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    Well, while I have a lot of respect for Red, I have to disagree with her idea to just get all the connectors/adaptors you need to make it work.

    The BEST thing is to have the proper connector on the cable for your application. Each additional adaptor/connector will degrade the strength of the signal getting to your receiver. WHile this often times is not a problem, it CAN cause problems. The BETTER or BEST solution is to get the proper connector and solder it on or buy it with the proper connector. And, for that unit, you need an active antenna. I am not sure if the MP3car.com store is active or not(I am getting an error trying to access the page)

    And, like she said, what are you gonna use this with if not a carputer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx View Post
    buy it with the proper connector.
    That's what I was trying to get to...lol

    Mid post and I get distracted
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