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Old 03-29-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
allnewtonyg
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PDA and heated screen

Hi,

Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
heated screen?

thanks


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Old 03-29-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
Nigel Hewitt
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allnewtonyg <allnewtonyg_NOSPAM@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?


I run TomTom on an IPAQ using a Hicom GPS placed on the dash
on an HSE P38A with a heated windscreen no problems.

nigelH


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Old 03-29-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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"allnewtonyg" <allnewtonyg_NOSPAM@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?


If you've not yet bought your PDA/GPS, it would be worth finding out which
models allow an external antenna to be fitted, just in case. I think they're
available quite cheaply (for some models) on eBay.

:) K


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Old 03-29-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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"allnewtonyg" <allnewtonyg_NOSPAM@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?
>
> thanks
>


A heated screen has never caused me any trouble with my PDA and GPS
receiver.
Used my GPS in several different cars with heated screens (inc Disco) makes
no difference.

I think its only the heat reflective screens that are fitted to some
Renaults (and others) that block the GPS signals.

Liam


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Old 03-29-2005, 10:01   #5 (permalink)
John Greystrong
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allnewtonyg wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?


The signal to my Garmin GPS is affected by the heated screen, it can
still get enough signal to work 99% of the time though.

John
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Old 03-30-2005, 00:02   #6 (permalink)
Darren Griffin - PocketGPSWorld.Com
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allnewtonyg wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?
>
> thanks


Never had a problem in my Disco II with heated screen, Bluetooth and GPS
mice all work fine on the dash whether the screen is ON or OFF.

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Old 03-30-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
Gordon
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I use a Fortuna Clip-on GPS receiver with bluetooth to a HP2100 PDA.
In my RR Classic with a heated screen it will work sat on the dash,
but the signal strength is much better with the GPS tucked under the
sun-roof blind, where it fits very nicely, and has a better all round
view of the sky.

Most of the time on motorways you might not notice the difference, but
you will loose the signal earlier with the GPS on the dash when
conditions are bad, e.g. town centres or heavily wooded B roads.

Gordon
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
Mungo
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allnewtonyg wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
> heated screen?
>


Yes - get a "GPS Re-radiating Antenna" from ebay or
something. Should be about 20 - 30.

Have to use one in my TD5 with a heated screen, or the GPS
keeps dropping out. Its great now, even aquires a signal
from cold in less than a minute.

HTH

Mung.

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Old 03-31-2005, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
Elain Morley
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Ditto - agree - no probs

"Nigel Hewitt" <spam.news@nigelhewitt.net> wrote in message
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> allnewtonyg <allnewtonyg_NOSPAM@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> Would a PDA, with GPS fitted, work from within my disco because of the
>> heated screen?

>
> I run TomTom on an IPAQ using a Hicom GPS placed on the dash
> on an HSE P38A with a heated windscreen no problems.
>
> nigelH
>



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