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Old 08-26-2022, 07:03 AM   #15
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I just, a few days ago, plugged in a new antenna from EBAY and it, the GPS system, immediately began working properly. The original antena is somewhere up top, under the roof cap. I did not attempt putting the new antenna up there. In stead, I tried placing it just under the front dash (as close as I could get it the underside of the fiberglass dash) and it works well there. I was located in some pretty heavy tree cover at the time so I think I'm good.
Just give a few simple locations a try, you may be surprised to see it work well.

Mine is a Kenwood DNX5080EX system.
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Old 08-26-2022, 08:19 AM   #16
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I just, a few days ago, plugged in a new antenna from EBAY and it, the GPS system, immediately began working properly. The original antena is somewhere up top, under the roof cap. I did not attempt putting the new antenna up there. In stead, I tried placing it just under the front dash (as close as I could get it the underside of the fiberglass dash) and it works well there. I was located in some pretty heavy tree cover at the time so I think I'm good.
Just give a few simple locations a try, you may be surprised to see it work well.

Mine is a Kenwood DNX5080EX system.
Thanks Phil. Good info. I'll try that as well.
Keith also noted that placing the antenna puck on a small aluminum or other metal plate would act as a gound plane to improve reception.
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Yes, Forgot, I did that as well. Used a doublesided 3m pad on the metal disk and the puck came with a peel and stick.
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We have an in-dash "radio" that has GPS. During installation we just taped the antenna down inside the dashboard as close to the windshield as possible. Didn't expect it to work well but thought it was worth a dry. I've heard that cops will put trackers on the underside of vehicles of interest and they work there in spite of all that metal between the antenna and the sky. Our rig's GPS has never had a navigation dropout. Same for my dash mounted cell phone without an external antenna. YMMV but the system is robust enough to work without being on the roof with 360 degrees of sky coverage.
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After the first upgrade to the Kenwood GPS at $100 I pulled out our old Garmin RV760 portable GPS and update that one for free. Only one time it took awhile to get signal.
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Got any PICs? Does it "look" OEM? I use additional devices as well - just wanted the indash system fully functional. In my case I got that for an $11 Antenna from EBAY.
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