Re: Iridium go external antenna location


Porter McRoberts
 

Ours is mounted deep under the Nav station desk (with external antenna). No problem with GPS signal ever. Just FYI. 
Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS a54-152

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On Mar 4, 2020, at 6:48 PM, Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio@...> wrote:



  1. The main unit should be installed in a position in the cabin where it will have GPS reception i.e. high in the cabin and near a window. The external antenna repeats the Iridium signal but not the GPS signal necessary for tracking. At present there is no external Antenna for the Iridium GO! that will boost the GPS signal.
This is from the iridium go page. I have the same antenna as shown and same place, cable runs through the pipe where also the BLU/SSB is running and unit is at the cart table.
The external antenna is a little sensitive to people sitting at the backseat and leaning too much over the reling and when throwing the lines while getting to the harbour.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162






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