Adding Aftermarket Internal GPS to the CF-29

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  1. capt.dogfish

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    It is!(random characters added to meet silly restriction on post length!)
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  2. Toughbook-CF-29HTM50

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    Excellent. Thank you, now just need to get everything ordered to do the mod, and try to decided whether to go with the active patch antenna, or the sarantel, don't really want to lose my WWAN antenna, but have heard mixed results about modifing the right corner of the lid to hold it.
     
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    How "in the open" do you have to be for GPS to read? I haven't had my Toughbook in a car yet, but would it get a good signal on the center console? or would it have to be mounted up by the windshield to pick up a signal from an internal GPS?
     
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    I use the EM-408 with the JDG 27dBi GPS antenna and get a signal in my BASEMENT.... I could most likely get one with it locked in a car trunk!

    Front seat? No problemo!
     
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    Yup... that is the one.... That along with the EM-408 and a well made reflector will give you an unbelieveable signal! I routinely peg all the sats that are available (10-12) and usually can pick up at least 4-6 in my basement shop with two floors of steel, concrete and wood covering and surrounding me!
     
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    Sounds good too me!! Ordered the EM-408, all though have to wait until next week to get the antenna. Thanks for the advice. Do you make the reflector out of copper or what are you using for the ground-plane. What is a good thickness to use, I have a brake press I can use at work so I can bend almost any thickness of metal.
     
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    I use pure copper flashing from the building supply... It works VERY well and is the perfect thickness.
     
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    Ok Now are you still putting the antenna in the WM cover over the battery?
     
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    Yup..... I sure do... Right in the center....
     
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