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magellan gps is that kind.the blanking out is to prevent errors. let put it this way. 123 west pine lane . for example
type city... then street. as soon as one letter is typed. search is narrowed to a minimum to make it easier to gps to search your destination with much less errors
type p.( for pine)
then. all letters visible. are for all street names that start with p in the city you selected before. .
then p i
a few letters will be displayed.meaning that only names that start with pi will show. like picture picnic pine pin pint pine pines
when you type pine as for address..
it wil show you all streets that matches city and street
123 west pine
123 east pine lane
123 north pine lane
123 south pine rd
123 south pine ave
your selection will be 123 west pine lane.
if you dont want to strugle with that gps. i highly recommend GARMIN GPS devices
Make sure you have a clear view to the south west, that your tailgater is level, and that your receiver is plugged in, you may have to run a check switch test (menu, 6-1-1) if this receiver has connected to antennas other than the tailgater.
You may have to go to your nearest electronics store or Sirius vendor to see if they have an extension cord...as a Sirius customer i never seen one though......Your best bet is to remount the antenna to the forward part of the roof, towards the windshield.
of which GPS unit you use, finding sufficient satellites can be
difficult if you are working in an area with trees/mountains/hills or
other obstacles. Here are some suggestions to locking onto satellites:
1.) Mission Planning. If you think you're going to be working in a tricky area, but sure to check mission planning. This software allows you to input a location and obstacles, and gives you the times when satellites will be best.
2.) Wait. It takes the GPS units varying amounts of time to "find" satellites, but if satellites are visible, the unit should lock on within 5 minutes.
3.) Move. If possible, move into an area that has a clearer view of the sky.
4.) Face south. This is especially important if you are using the GeoXT. Turn the GPS antenna so that it is facing the southern sky. The majority of satellites have their orbit so that they appear in our southern sky. There are also satellites in the east and west, and almost no satellites to the north.
5.) Rotate around. If facing south doesn't work, slowly rotate the GPS around 360 degrees.
Best suggestion for this is to put the antenna on top of house. First off, you need to realize where you live...the satellites circulate in a figure 8 across the middle of USA and Partial in Canada...if you live over on the East face the antenna East like...if on the West, then face it West...North, South...make sure not to bend your wirling lines what so ever they can be damaged. Tapper to side of house gently. Do not hammer down hard or add to much pressure to the wires over all when you are done call that 800 to activate...you will be ask to give them the sn or product number to do this should be on the bottom of the box of your radio or on the sticker...they will then attempt to send a signal to your radial shortly after..keep in mind some times this takes any where from a min to 15mins...if nothing by that time, they will start the trouble shooting process on the wiring. Have fun!