gps antenna reception

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cape steve
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gps antenna reception

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Post by cape steve » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:01 am

I have a pacific hard top. Planning on replacing my 6 yr old garmin gps with a new device. The current gps has an external antenna installed on the roof of the hard top. I am considering a lowrance gps/depthfinder unit with an internal antenna, hoping to get away without the roof top antenna. Wondering if anyone has had experience with these devices installed in hard top and any problems with reception?

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Re: gps antenna reception

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Post by Chaps » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:37 pm

I have an HDS10 in my LaConner. The internal antenna worked so-so. Hooked up the outside puck and reception was much better. Sat doesn't go thru metal so good IMO.
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Re: gps antenna reception

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Post by goatram » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:39 pm

Nor NON ALLOY. Constant alarms on a buddies boat with a internal antenna in a Raymarine C series.
Get the 4000 Puck from Lowrance and call it good. You will be happier than not :banghead:
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Re: gps antenna reception

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Post by cape steve » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:33 pm

good to know thanks

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