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GPS Antenna Question

Old 03-31-2003, 03:09 PM
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Internal v External.
Big difference?
I will have a canvas t hard top.
Do I save the $100 and go with internal...?
Looking at the Garmin 182C.
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I'd try it with the internal...always can add external. I can see no difference. I have one external on boat, and two internal (handheld backups in mount). I'm very affraid of gettin lost!

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A canvas top shouldn't degrade the signal too much and should be OK. If you are worried, find a friend with a handheld GPS and test it.

I've always wondered about wet canvas though like when caught in the rain. It might prove to be a greater barrier to the signal. Has anyone tested this?

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