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DracUK
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:30 pm    Post subject: Sony NV50 antenna Reply with quote

Anybody know what type of external antenna is needed for the NVU50?
I think it needs an SMB plug but not sure.
The official Sony one is overpriced to say the least


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the answer to that, but I do know that after much trial and error, the TMC signal in my car has been improved by:

Buying a 3 quid seven inch long metal aerial with a hole in the base from Maplin

Peeling back the plastic from the end of the supplied aerial wire and literally twisting it tightly through and around the base of the metal aerial

Running the aerial wire vertically up from the Sony, across the top of the windscreen, and then running the metal aerial down, so it forms three sides of a square. To add to the elegance, the end of the metal aerial I stick to the windscreen with bluetak.

That's given me TMC locks about 60-70% of the time, whereas previously I was getting about 40-50% at best.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Sony u50t TMC Antenna Reply with quote

I know I posted this elsewhere but...
This might help http://www.caraudiodiscount.com/acatalog/sony_navigation_accessories.html
A bit pricey at 150; have found some US suppliers at about half that price.
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DracUK
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry but Im looking for standard gps antenna not a TMC one.Like the 70 one but cheaper.Loads on Ebay but I need to know the plug connector

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dracuk. The Sony sits in the cradle and the ext gps connection is on the base . You would have to do a lot of fiddling around for it to connect and remain in contact. I paid 39 for my Sony ext GPS and it's a simple fit.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that 2216 can you pm me where you got it from

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DracUk hope you get my PM.

See ya.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi m8 still no pm

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