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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 8:06 pm    Post subject: Will antenna off eabay make my Go520 non traffic work Reply with quote

I have an old Go520 which is not a traffic version.

If I buy an antenna off ebay and plug it in will that work or do I need a subscription or anything more.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's the right antenna you'll get traffic. Be aware that there were several different antennae, with varying results, so be careful what you buy.

Also, if you don't know, it is NOT TomTom HD Traffic. It is merely a radio antenna tuned to the RDS-TMC radio channel. That traffic service is nowhere near as good - it's no better information than, for example, BBC Radio5 Live. The only advantage is that it can offer diversions to avoid the traffic it is reporting.
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best antenna is the one built into the car charger - ciggy adaptor with an egg/oval shaped lump in the cable shortly before the connector which fits into the GO520. On TomTom website it's called Drive Easy Traffic Receiver and is priced at 49.99.
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