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    Default New Delorme Handheld GPS for 2006

    Just can across this article that I thought would be of interest: http://www.gpstracklog.com/
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    Interesting. I always love the term "work seamlessly" <G> I do really like Delorme software. quite the debate at the moment on their discussion groups about the LT-20 which is a small GPS unit that works only with a laptop. We have that rig in the truck and found that it did not work well at all - long delays on acquiring signal, lost it frequently, etc. Turns out newer vehicles have a band of metal dots around the windshield which interferes with the GPS signal. Work around is a suction cup with the unit on the roof or inside roof window in our case. They will gladly sell you a $50 container with magnet to go outside your vehicle to protect the GPS from weather. We like the Delorme software for routing on the road but positioning it all is a bit geeky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoMaineiacs
    Turns out newer vehicles have a band of metal dots around the windshield which interferes with the GPS signal. Anne
    I have that on my GOCACHE Explorer. Any idea what they're for?

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    Absolutely no idea what the metal dot band is for except for interferring with
    E-Z Pass and GPS.

    Anne

    P.S. And why didn't I do a Google search first before posting that?

    http://www.wonderquest.com/windshield-dots.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe?
    I have that on my GOCACHE Explorer. Any idea what they're for?
    It's there so the aliens can't use their transporter beam to abduct you and can't use their mind-reading technology to read your inner-most thoughts . . . works much better than walking/riding around with an aluminum foil hat on your head.
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    I don't remember our meeting???? You remembered my tinfoil hat? Got a hair cut yesterday and, with less hair, got to wrap the foil tighter.

    anne
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