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    GPS reciever strength? What do I look for?

    I have the Delou GPS module that came with my Routis software. Is there a better GPS module out there that picks up signal better? If I were to buy a new one, what should I look for? I want somthing that will work better off road and farther from civilization. Thoughts?

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    i would think that the farther away from civilization, the better one would work...
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    If you're not having any problems with the receiver you have now, why replace it? Also, have you tried relocating the receiver to someplace where the signal isn't going to be blocked by sheet metal?
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Sorry, I should be more specific. I am buying another car for the wife and planning my next carPC. I am just trying to figure out how to make this install that much better. I have found that my GPS reciever should work better in my opinion and want it to work as a store bought handheld or high power reciever shoudl work. I dont find that my current GPS does this. I was curious to know if there if someone has done a current comparison or knows what I should look for in signal strength. I can't believe that all are made equal.

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    i just bought the bu 353. besides software problems and problems with it being on a hub, its a great reciever. very very accurate, lots of sat locks. its waterproof so you can stick it on top of the car or trunk lid.

    i got mine on ebay for 80 shipped. the mp3car store also sells them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanz0rz
    ... its waterproof [bu-353] so you can stick it on top of the car or trunk lid.
    It's an amazing unit that BU-353! But I just wanna add that it's waterproof and not weather proof! Might wanna seal it off a little beater seanz0rz before you leave it outside your car or something.. (Just thought I'd add because I've heard of many people losing their recievers this way)

    Back on topic, I have the BU-353 and I get 4-6 sat's in rain or heavey fog and 9-11 sat's in fair conditions with it on the dashboard. In the rear seat of the plane it was getting 6-8 sat's consistantly. My opinion, for what it's worth, get the bu-353!! Or you could continue to use yours, good luck!

    edit: I haven't had this for a LONG time, but it seems consistant whenever I use it

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    oh, mine sits on my dash. i own an accord, so people can reach the top of my car. when i get a truck i might put it up top.

    finally got my hiberantion problems fixed with a right angle usb, so i didnt have to run it through my hub.
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    Glad to hear you got it working seanz0rz! So the hibernation problems were related to the usb end not being at a right angle??? Hey, what ever works best!!
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    maybe I will try the bu 353 since it will be used on top of a truck. Waterproof huh? Nice. Thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackMan
    Glad to hear you got it working seanz0rz! So the hibernation problems were related to the usb end not being at a right angle??? Hey, what ever works best!!
    - JackMan
    I think it was a size issue and he had to run it through a hub before and not directly plugged into the MOBO. The hub caused the problem and the right angle adapter let him bypass the hub.

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