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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Quote: Originally posted by SJTaylor on 11March2003

This is taken from the Navman FAQ on their website:



Audi - all models 2001 onwards



The solution to this problem is to use a re-radiating antenna which will retransmit the GPS signal inside the car.








my 2001 and 2003 audi a4 work just fine....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

TTN2 + 3970 + MB SLK230, no problems 5 sats minimum.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

New Ford Fusion with heated windscreen causes no problems at all with Emtac BT GPS. Even works very well in the storage compartment above the CD player.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

scania 144 pertec standard receiver windows are verticle so you have to use an external arial
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

I have a citroen BX estate with no heating or anything special and my palm magellan gps companion works fine located in the middle of the dashboard above the tray.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Landrover Discovery with heated screen, Emtac bluetooth, up to 10 satellites, even when tucked in shelf above sunvisor.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Audi A8, 97P, with 'Solar Pack' (solar sunroof, shielded glass) - no reception without external antenna or RRA. One of our subscribers reports that he has an A8 without the special glass and his Handspring Visor + Magellan companion is fine.



Renault Clio 172 - heat-reflecting glass, no signal without RRA.



2000 Audi TT Roadster - signal is fine but a suction cup mount will fit either in top left or top right corner of screen. Screen is too dished for it to go in the center. I use the vent mount that came with my Navman GPS1000 in this car.



1986 Audi Coupe quattro - fine with anything I tested (GPS 3000, GPS 1000, Pretec CF GPS, Garmin handheld).



1975 Vauxhall HP Firenza - fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

2001 Audi TT Roadster

Ipaq 3870

Navman 3000



Usually 4 sats and droppping out quite frequently. Not much better with the top down and also just walking along the road ! Suspect the Navman from all that I've read across the forums. Frustrating as it's all good when it works !
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

The 'All models' comment for the Audi, definately doesn't apply. I have a 2002 'Allroad' A6, and have had no problems with a variety of receivers.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Peugeot 106, Y reg & Garmin eTrex Legend with laptop... works fine in the tray in-front of the gear stick (4 or so), gets a couple more in the dash tray.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Peugeot 307 SW 2002 (with the BIG sunroof)

I returned a Navman jacket which just would not get a fix at all in this car.

I suspect that the glass roof is also treated as holding it up there has no effect.



That said, a GlobalSat BT308 and Garmin Etrex legend both get a fix in the same car.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Renault Megane Coupe 2001

get signal but after a long time and always looses it during the journey also works much better when placed facing out of the sunroof

being placed in center of windscreen sats jump up and down from 4 to 1 all the time using Road angel!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Peugeot 206cc (Convertible)



Coated Front Screen (Has clear slots at top of screen) but still poor reception there,



No Signal at all under Windscreen,



Under plastic Vent on Bonnet reliable reception,



Will hold a poor signal under windscreen but only if you get a lock first with the antenna on the roof or with the roof down, then quickly move it inside!





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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

Peugeot 406

2002

No coating - not heated - no signal!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:04 am    Post subject: Do you have signal problems in your car ? Reply with quote

New Megane Dynamique (no heat reflecting windshield) - no signal reduction compared to holding receiver outside car.



New Megane Privilege (has heat reflective windshield that is climate pack option for Dynamique) - signal reduced, but satellites still detected. However, there is a windscreen section next to the rearview mirror where there is no signal reduction. (Or you can put the receiver up by the sunroof - again no reduction).



New Audi A3 (2.0TDI SE) - no signal reduction.



Equipment - Tom Tom version 2, IPaq 3950.
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