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    Default Does GPS work through glass?

    Undergoing a major revamp of my electronics and wondered whether handheld GPS will work through slopey Corniche screen to enable laptop software to work?

    To be safe I am combining this with new chart plotter too (well I deserve a few presents....)

    Nick

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    Nick

    Mine does in the 37, might be worth buying one of the cheapy external aerials from ebay (about 15 if you shop around) so that you can locate it right in the middle of the screen.

    Other thing you may wish to consider is one of the GPS with USB port to plug direct into the Laptop leaving the handheld GPS separate. This gives you a backup if one fails.
    I think these are about $99 (yep, dollars)

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    My Garmin 12 works fine in my Botnia Targa wheelhouse but not at all sitting at home by the french windows.

    I wish however I'd paid a bit more for the 12XL model which is 12V and easier for wiring in to power etc.

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    yes they do, but best if near the window, some sets pick up better than others, Garmin GPS 12 is excellent as a plug in to equipment, they have a 12v and computer link cable available for them and keeps the signal better than some more expencive ones. Best if you can secure it somehow, with the top pointing at a window. I use this plugged in to my VHF/DSC handheld.

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?


    My Garmin 72 works ace in the car - sit on the dash - cheapest sat nav going.

    also you can find out the OS Grid ref from Multimap and enter the "waypoint" directly and acurately directly into the GPS.

    Great for finding places - within 100yds

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    "Best if you can secure it somehow"

    Bought a 13 quid Garmin dashmount from Maplin yesterday. Really good bit of kit.

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    My E-trex works fine through the window at 34,000 ft and 500+mph............[img]/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?



    REF; Hoo and Questor.

    Do you both take your Gps onto planes when you go away?
    Are you allowed to use them?
    Or do you keep it out of site up your jumper or something?

    Bizzare...



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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?

    Keeping it up your jumper makes it difficult to see.

    No one has ever said anything to me about using it, except on one occasion when a member of the crew thought it was a mobile phone. Can't be very different to people using portable CD players / DVD players, and it is of course only a receiver, exactly like the one they have on the flight deck.

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    Default Re: Does GPS work through glass?


    I am no electronics expert, but i would have thought if you weren't allowed to use phone on board then the same would apply to GPS, Don't the both use satalites?

    Dunno.



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