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Thread: GPS's that work through windscreens

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    Raw Wave Rob Withey's Avatar
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    I think the thread title is wrong. Should be "Windscreens that GPS works through".
    If your screen has metalised tint, it will affect all GPSs to some degree.
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    hi have u tried pluggin the gps thru a powered hub. i found that my bu353 wasnt locking onto any satellites when i plugged it directly into my motherboard but once i plugged it into a powered hub it worked fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amowolves View Post
    hi have u tried pluggin the gps thru a powered hub. i found that my bu353 wasnt locking onto any satellites when i plugged it directly into my motherboard but once i plugged it into a powered hub it worked fine.
    i.e. it wasn't getting enough power. But it seems like the op is getting some kind of interference and I remember this thread about the lilliput some years ago - Shield your lilliput !! - interfering with central locking.


    p.s. Kudos to the op for ignoring all the people that obviously didn't read the thread before posting!

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    I didn't read the all thread so sorry if that's already been said.

    I called a bunch of GPS manufacturer (for car tracking) and they all told me:

    You GPS antenna doesn't have to "SEE" through anything. You don't necessarily have to expose it to the sky through a window...

    The only requirement is that there's no metal around it. You could hide your antenna under your bumper if it was plastic.

    So maybe if your tint contains metal that's what's messing it up.

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