CF-31 GPS / WWAN antenna switch

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  1. BaRRmaley

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    Definitely not.
    Nope. These covers are just spacers.
     
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    Just spacers??
     
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    Just spacers! :))
     
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    Spacers for what though? Everything is shaped the same behind the different covers. I can post pictures if you need to see
     
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    I don't need, thanks :)
    It's a known fact spacers are installed on WWAN models to meet FCC requirements.
     
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    The spacers are to keep a distance between your hand and the source of RF transmissions..
    The earlier CF-19 antenna cover(s) is a good example of showing those with WWAN and those without.
    Tinfoil hats are worn for a reason.
     
  7. Shawn

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    Not that it matters, because until I see it with my own CF 31 with factory dedicated GPS and antenna, I won't believe a plastic cover has anything to do with radio waves.
    A plastic cover can not "shape" a radio wave.
    Radio waves are "shaped" by the frequency and modulation. Plastic has nothing to do with that. Plastic is invisible to radio waves.

    The WWAN antennas and covers on CF 31 and CF19 are not the same cover as the dedicated GPS antenna cover.
     
  8. Shawn

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    10 birds no covers.
    Put the covers on and had same 10 birds.
    Maybe it is different in other parts of the world.
    The odd looking foam thing is holding a Taoglas flexible WIFI antenna. They rock.


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  9. Shellback

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    The screenshot shows your GPS using com port 6.
    Is that where the factory GPS is ?
     
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    Depends on the unit. I have not messed with a CF 31 in quite a while and can not recall for sure.
    I don't think com6 was the most common gps port.
    I do have ALL the options on this. fingerprint, gps, camera, etc... Those might change the port number and availability.
     
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