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    USB GPS receiver For Ext Antenna?

    Hi,

    I've had a good search and look through, but I don't think anyone's bought their GPS roof mount antenna before the GPS reciever like me! I have already bought a DAB/FM/GPS combined ariel, and I obviously need a GPS reciever to go with it, but I don't want the Bluetooth disconnecting all the time, so has to be USB based. Trouble is, all that I ever find are standalone USB units that don't allow an external ariel to be used. Oh yeah, its gotta be WAAS enabled and have any other new bells and whistles.

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    Some people have done it using an OEM GPS module and an external antenna:
    http://www.gpscity.com/item-garmin-o...d/oem15l-w.htm
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by McGreggor
    Hi,

    I've had a good search and look through, but I don't think anyone's bought their GPS roof mount antenna before the GPS reciever like me! I have already bought a DAB/FM/GPS combined ariel, and I obviously need a GPS reciever to go with it, but I don't want the Bluetooth disconnecting all the time, so has to be USB based. Trouble is, all that I ever find are standalone USB units that don't allow an external ariel to be used. Oh yeah, its gotta be WAAS enabled and have any other new bells and whistles.
    hey dude.
    where did you get your multi function antenna?

    if you want something with lots of bell and whitles, check out the dead-reckoning thread.

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    I bought one of these antennas from http://www.ctsminns.co.uk/ which is the UK distributor for Procom. I have seen bluetooth recievers that can use external ariels, surely there is a USB one that does too? After all, the USB version if far more likely to sit in one place and use an ext ariel compared to the portable bluetooth units...

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