AlphaOp Posted April 9, 2003 Share Posted April 9, 2003 Yeah, this was an interesting place to put a remote antenna. (You can just make out the rectangular shape, that's the antenna. It's kinda dark so it's hard to see.) I was exploring a gorge area in Erie County, PA, and I decided to take a hands-free approach. So I attached, using plastic quick-ties, the Garmin-III antenna to my bicycle helmet. I then ran the extension cable from the antenna to the Garmin, which is sitting inside the carrying pouch on my belt. A few advantages of this system: 1. Better GPS coverage- no signals blocked by the body and antenna is higher. 2. Hands-free operation (logging and tracking location) 3. Additional head protection in rocky areas and areas where one may potentially fall down or slip But the disadvantages: 1. Looks kinda dorky (except it matches my urban camo shorts) 2. Cord can get in the way, espicially when using a backpack. I also thought about making an "extender" that would attach to my large backpack, something that would be six or so feet high with an antenna on the top. CODENAME: ALPHA OPERATOR daedalus://govlink/secure/majestic/12.12.12/ops/throne/AO MAJESTIC-12: THRONE G6 LEVEL AGENT http://www.forumplanet.com/gamespy Quote Link to comment
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