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    GPS Antenna suggestions

    I want a good, yet cheap GPS antenna to run off of my laptop in my car whilst I build my carputer. Any suggestions? I don't like the Etrex, but do I need the GPS unit or just an GPS antenna like this one?

    http://www.navtechgps.com/supply/gps16.asp

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    I plan on velcro-ing this to the inside of the glass on my trucks back window. Its a whole unit, have not tried it yet so I don't have a performance report for you.

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    What kind of GPS do you have? I use this one and it works very well!

    http://gpscables.com/ra45.htm

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    Re: GPS Antenna suggestions

    Originally posted by ddt
    I want a good, yet cheap GPS antenna to run off of my laptop in my car whilst I build my carputer. Any suggestions? I don't like the Etrex, but do I need the GPS unit or just an GPS antenna like this one?

    http://www.navtechgps.com/supply/gps16.asp


    There is a thread on this exact subject in the commercial hardware forum.

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    jpainter99: Be aware the "heatlines" that are on the inside of your back window, may come loose if you remove the velcro. If possible put it where there are no heating lines or make sure that there is no adhesive in where your velcro crosses these heating lines.

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    My truck doesn't have the little resistive defroster lines on it, but I see what u mean.

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    Re: Re: GPS Antenna suggestions

    Originally posted by C4M




    There is a thread on this exact subject in the commercial hardware forum.

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    Originally posted by gfoulks
    What kind of GPS do you have? I use this one and it works very well!

    http://gpscables.com/ra45.htm
    Is there a hack to make that work? or is it the wrong link? because it just seems like an amplifying antena for another GPS unit.
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    I miss read the original post. I thought he already had either a handheld or delorme receiver which can at times get very poor reception is cars. The link I posted was for an antenna that is roof mounted on the outside and increases the signal for the receiver inside the car.

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    Originally posted by MP3DUB


    Is there a hack to make that work? or is it the wrong link? because it just seems like an amplifying antena for another GPS unit.
    This is a reciever that relays the signal to the gps antena inside your car. It's no an antena in itself, and it's not product specific. afaik
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