AnswerID: 405813 Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 at 21:15
I use a Reradiating gps
antenna, bought at a map shop
in Parramatta, can't remember the name.
A reradiating antenna system consists of two antennas. The receiving antenna has a magnetic base and is outside the vehicle. In my case, the transmitting, or "reradiating," antenna is inside the cab, on the pass side, taped to the end of f250 dash, and sticks up above the dash. Very small - maybe 5mm dia and 100mm long. The two are connected by a coaxial cable and the system is powered by the 12 volt vehicle supply.
The outside one picks up the signal, and the inside one re-transmits it inside the car. My outside one is flat on the roof and has huge viewing area for satellites, even behind the car to some extent.
A reradiating antenna is necessary if your GPS
does not have an external antenna jack, but also handy even if it does have a jack. You can mount the gps
anywhere in the vehicle, mine is flat on the dash, down low out of the sun.
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FollowupID: 675703 Submitted:
Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 20:37
Thanks Trevor, I hadn't heard of such a beast as a reradiating antenna!! Ian
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