Submitted: Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 21:00
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any help i am looking to buy a new g p s .needs remote aerial large screen .and be able to load (via card) my choice of maps safe driveing mal
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Reply By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 21:30

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 21:30
Hi Mal,

The GPS would only need a remote aerial if it is located in a spot that is shielded from the overhead satellites.

I have a Magellan Meridian Platinum handheld, which snaps into a cradle mounted near the gear selectors on the centre console. Have never needed an external aerial and it includes a memory card slot for additional maps.

Your other specification however is one woth thinking about. (Large Screen)
No hendhelp unit has a really big screen, however, most can be connected to a laptop for better moving map display.

Failing this, you may like to investigate an "In-Car" navigation unit which certainly has a larger screen, but is less portable.

Here is a couple of WEB sites that may be of help to you.

Prestige Comms

and of course there is the ExplorOz Shop.


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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 22:58

Friday, Feb 25, 2005 at 22:58
Mal ,
I needed the same things and bought a Magellan FX 324 MAP Colour. Can only load Magellan maps , but no hard drive to drop it's guts . Screen incredibly large and clear and I have poor eyesight .
Very pleased with it .
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Reply By: Of Mice & Men - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 11:09

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 11:09
Hi Mal B,
cant help with the GPS question, but was just wondering if the B stood for Bobridge.

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