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    Originally posted by Skippman
    DDT:

    I LIKE YOUR ATTITUDE BOY!

    You'll fit right in here.
    Thanks, really people yell search all of the time. Most people who stumble onto a message board on the internet... didn't just discover the internet 5 minutes prior.

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    That answer is obvious. We're at work and bored.
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    GPS Antenna suggestions

    Originally posted by ddt


    Well I'm not a moron. I just didn't see it. Search Nazis...

    LOL

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    Hey DDT,

    Who's the Ferret.... Love those little critters. ;-)


    BTW welcome to the forums

    Maybe we need a FAQ. Sections on Power supplies, LCD, Inverters, SFF, GPS Software options and such.

    If some one Writes it I'll host.

    Damn, I am gonna regret that when the bandwitdh hit shows up.



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    thanks for the welcome!

    I have no idea where the ferret lives. Just something I have on my laptop for god knows what reason.

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    Stick with the GPS16. It works great and gets excellent reception. My GPS35 (an earlier version of the 16 with a few less features) gets good GPS locks from inside my metal trunk, although now I keep it inside my rear window brake light. It goes through the plastic of the brake light just fine. It's also ruggedized for outdoor mounting, if you want that.
    Player: Celeron II 633MHz, 256MB RAM, 20GB IBM 9mm 2.5" Laptop HD (180G/2ms), onboard ethernet/sound/video/tvout, 10"11"x3" case, MPBS1 70W DC-DC PS w/auto-shutdown controller, in-dash lighted switches, 7" NTSC TFT widescreen in-dash LCD, touchscreen, rear-window brake light installed Garmin GPS35 GPS, credit card sized IR remote w/IRMan, mini-wireless keyboard/mouse (sits under seat), PowerMate black knob, MP3s and GPS Navigation (Winamp, CoPilot, SA8.0).
    Car: 1993 Nissan Maxima, Black Emerald

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    jshrieve

    hey, does this look right at least pricewise? I don't want to pay too much.. I know I'm a stingy bastard... but daddy needs a new hard drive

    Guess I should post the link(s)

    http://www.gps4fun.com/gar_gps16.html
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    http://www.navtechgps.com/supply/gps16.asp

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    The Navtech price looks good/normal.

    $150 if you want to wire it yourself. Make sure to get the high voltage version (HVS).

    $177 if you want them to wire the serial connector for you. If you already have a soldering iron, it's probably cheaper to wire the connector yourself, but I'd probably pay the extra just to save the trouble.

    Part #6206-H-T $177.00


    I prefer the cigarette lighter to the ps2 one, because then I can wire it to the ACC line of the car, and the GPS is locked and maintaing a lock anytime the car is on, rather than just when the computer is on.

    The PS2 isn't that bad though, cause the GPS will usually lock before your computer is finished booting up.


    One thing you might want to think about is if you care about the GPS having power when the key is removed but the computer is still on. In my setup, the computer can be on for up to 10 minutes after my key is removed. But the GPS is hooked up to the ACC line, so it loses power when I remove the key. This means that sometimes I have to restart the CoPilot software to make it see the GPS again.. not a big deal to me. If I cared enough I could wire the GPS to the autshutdown controller's relay switched source. So anytime the computer had power the car did.

    But I like to stay away from things plugged into the back of the computer. I already have enough things plugged in there.

    Also, PS2 source puts the drain on your computer's power supply. A very minor drain, but one you might want to avoid if you're going DC/DC PS.
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    you have any pics of your setup jshreive? I'd like to see 'em if you do.

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