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Nearest antenna transmitting TMC data in Newcastle area?
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The Rudd
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Nuvi 670 with the TMC, it's a bonus when the TMC comes on and I live in Kenton Park. I never spend too much time looking to see if the damn thing works but when it does the traffics never near here. You can have it switched on for ages and never get a signal, at others as soon as it comes on hey presto it work Surprised

Jerry
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RobertV
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well wonder of wonders. Since I have an athermic windscreen I had given up on ever receiving TMC data. Therefore, I have been spiral-winding the GTM21 string antenna around the power cord that lays across part of the dash. Today, coming back home going North on the A1 I noticed a traffic symbol with the numeral 5 inside it. I tapped on it and had information that there was a 5 minute delay. The traffic was in fact moving rather slowly as it usually does around Team Valley after 1500. Even though I did receive this data I will probably continue to wind the antenna around the power cord until such time as the signal levels are boosted.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
Robert, check your e-mail as I have sent you a POI file that details the RDS-TMC transmitter locations that Traffic Master use, also is a user guide detailing how to use it on the device - Mike


Any chance you could send to me as well Mike? or can I get them
online?

thanks n advance

Gary
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Gary, Please check your e-mail as I have sent the requested files
Mike
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
Welcome to the forum Gary, Please check your e-mail as I have sent the requested files
Mike


Thanks a lot Mike Wink
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The Rudd
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Mike

Can you send me a copy of these files as I would be interested as well.

Thanks

Jerry
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry, check your e-mail as I have sent the files over

Mike
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The Rudd
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike

Many thanks for the message but I can't find any of the files in my email, can you send them again please.

Thanks

Jerry
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adrian_anastas
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI (if you're interested), I've finally figured out how to take out the radio in a 2002 onwards toyota corrolla (it involves removing the entire centre console see http://elguapo5000.com/?p=150 if you need to know how. It's for the US model but is pretty close).

Attaching the GTM unit to the external arial has improved reception a bit, but not greatly (I guess it's not amplified). In the end I've ended up ataching an extra peice of "string" to the end of the GTM unit I've got the Nuvi at the centre bottom of the windscreen, the GTM antenna in the L shape recommended going to the right and halfway up the drivers side of the windscreen, and then the extra bit of wire going to the top of the windscreen and across to the review mirror where it then dangles down to near the gearstick. I've found this gives me excellent reception (but annoys my wife).
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