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 Post subject: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 28, 2017, 11:38 am 
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Has anyone installed a GPS Speedometer? Where to install or mount the antenna?

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 28, 2017, 12:15 pm 
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I mounted mine below the scuttle on top of the tunnel .....No problems with it there.
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 Post subject: Re: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 28, 2017, 1:56 pm 
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I have one; the antenna is pretty small and just needs exposure to the sky. At the moment I have it in the corner of the dash.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 29, 2017, 1:42 am 
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I mounted mine on the center of the scuttle, ahead of the windscreen.


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 Post subject: Re: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 11:20 am 
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Thanks for the info. guys. The instructions say,

"For best performance, mount GPS antenna with as much view of sky as possible (preferably on the roof of the vehicle). The GPS antenna is waterproof and magnetic.
If the car’s roof is not accessible then mount the antenna on top of the vehicle’s dash with as much exposure as possible to the sky through the window. (Antenna is able to receive signal through some thin materials i.e., wood, glass, fiberglass and plastic. All types of metal will block the signal.)"

I was hoping to mount the antenna on the underneath side of the fiberglass scuttle. Maybe it will work. I'll give it a try. Did anyone try this?

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PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 12:05 pm 
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It'll work fine through fiberglass, but not carbon fiber.

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 Post subject: Re: GPS Speedometer
PostPosted: October 30, 2017, 7:23 pm 
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RoyzMG wrote:
Has anyone installed a GPS Speedometer? Where to install or mount the antenna?

Cheers,
Roy

Mine came with a 6 foot antenna. I taped it under the scuttle and around the cockpit (under the plastic lining of my walls). The idea is that the antenna has to be able to «see» the sky. :cheers:


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