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IanRimmer
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:50 pm    Post subject: Internal or external Reply with quote

I use a Fortuna clip on BT and ipaq 2210 with tom tom 2

My question is it worth buying an external areal for in the car and if so which one as i can only fingd one from globalpositioning.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you having problems with signal reception or sensitivity? Unless you are then there is nothing to be gained from an external antenna. The advantage of a BT receiver is that you can locate it wherever inside the vehicle gives you the optimum reception.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx for the quick reply

Sometimes i just loose a signal going down roads that have had no problem before and also there is the odd occasion when tom tom thinks i am still moving when stopped at lights!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are symptoms of poor reception. Where do you place your Fortuna and what car do you use it in? You may be able to improve these issues by relocating the receiver. When you get the problems you describe, make a note of the number of satellites being reported as in view in the bottom right of the display.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use it in a Vectra and all around the car normally the back parcell shelf though. Think ill do a couple of test runs with it in the same place.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which Vectra do you do have ? If it's a Vectra B or C (2000 onwards) you won't have a problem unless you have had a darker UV coated windscreen fitted. If normally you are getting around 7-9 sats then it's probably not the windscreen that's the problem, but the fortuna itself, -or- it's the BT connection dropping.

I have a Vectra C, no problem there whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah itsok its an 02 plate and i think i do get quite a few sats
im off out tomorrow so ill check back and let u know hope its not the fortuna
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again one thing ive just thought off on my gps screen where u choice your com port and stuff theres options for

dms
dmm
dd

what are these for and would these affect the accurancy??

cheers again Ian
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An 02 plate is a Vectra C so you should be okay.

The dms, dmm and dd is just for displaying co-ordinates in different formats, this won't affect the fix or accuracy in any way.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 mile trip to blackpool completed whenever i looked 4-9 sats showing Smile looks like the back parcel shelf is ok ....now just need to check it out going down the roads i know it looses signals on!

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