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    GPS antenna/receiver recommendation

    Building my first carputer.

    What is a good gps antenna. What's are some good choices? What's the best for the price?

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    ::der::

    are you special ed? thats the worlds worst post... . dont just ask retarded questions.

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    so i found like 6 gps receivers, but no thread really defined which was the best or which to avoid.

    I found...

    Tomtom Bluetooth
    Rikaline Bluetooth
    Holux Bluetooth
    Deluo
    Delorme Earthmate
    GlobalSat BU 303

    thanks for the flame
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    bu-303 is what i got, and love it.

    if you browse around this forum, you can find a thread on how to make it better (enable WAAS), make it faster (remove internal capacitor), and more accurate (line the bottom with tin foil), weatherproofing (dip in "plasti-dip")

    i haven't done any mods to mine, besides the weatherproofing..

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    I have installed a dozen bu-303s, I like them but sometimes I have USB issues when extending the cable too long, or when there's too many usb devices. For that reason, I have switched to using the bu-304's, which are the same but serial instead of usb. These are much better - no software to load and you can run them further away.

    I am looking for the best equivalent in a waterproof version, since the bu's are defenately not weatherproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattress
    bu-303 is what i got, and love it.

    if you browse around this forum, you can find a thread on how to make it better (enable WAAS), make it faster (remove internal capacitor), and more accurate (line the bottom with tin foil), weatherproofing (dip in "plasti-dip")

    i haven't done any mods to mine, besides the weatherproofing..

    Can you help me find these threads? I can't seem to find them.

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    Im using a Hollux USB model.... Magnet mount and waterproof. It works great!
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    I have the DeLorme GPS and it sucks! If I enabled the WAAS would it be better? or should I just got for a different one? It's rarely giving me the green light I need. Rarely green...mostly acquiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattress
    bu-303 is what i got, and love it.

    if you browse around this forum, you can find a thread on how to make it better (enable WAAS), make it faster (remove internal capacitor), and more accurate (line the bottom with tin foil), weatherproofing (dip in "plasti-dip")

    i haven't done any mods to mine, besides the weatherproofing..

    Any help on finding these threads?

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