2414Re: Re-radiating antenna for Etrex KICKS BUTT!
- Oct 3, 2003--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Candy Lind"
> I put out a plea on TXGA for assistance in building something I'dseen on a gps newsgroup; it's called a re-radiating antenna.
I have seen several plans on different websites for building these.
Most plans use a 12v car plug to power the box, one even used 1 AA
That was what I needed for my Vista, so I got a External antenna from
GPSGeek on ebay for $20 or so (magnet base & MCX connector so it
would work on my emap too) and planned to make the box too.
I still have not found a local source for the MCX connectors for the
box, but I did find a source to buy the device already built with and
without the antenna.
> ...when Jim used it inside the house with his old GPS12, it morethan quadrupled the signal the GPS was getting! And to make sure it
wasn't getting sats through the windows, he put the GPS and the RRA
inside a large tin can. TOO COOL.
I attached my external antenna on the roof of the van and to the emap
and I usually get all 12 sats with full signals!!! wow
When the antenna is not on a large metal surface (ground plane) the
signal is better than normal but not by much.
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